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"As in Appelfeld's earlier novels of alienation set during and after the Holocaust, this narrative portrays a man cruelly deprived of will and emotional clarity. Theo, plodding home across Europe after four years in the death camps, is stunned and lifeless, a condition reflected in Appelfeld's deliberately unadorned prose," remarked PW.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Though for survivors of the Holocaust the desire to forget must be strong, most have come to recognize the need never to forget and to conduct their lives accordingly. This conflict between desire and need is the focus of Appelfeld's latest work. Theo Braun, a young survivor of the camps, is determined to leave his experience behind, to isolate himself from his fellow refugees and return on foot to his home near Vienna. Whatever his intentions, he finds himself drawn, almost mothlike, back to the campfires, coffee, and companionship of other survivors. As he wrestles with his conflicting feelings, he slowly comes to realize that returning "home" is impossible and that as a survivor he is under an obligation to help his "miserable brethren," to "do as much good as possible." Succinct and affecting; essential for collections of serious fiction.
- David W. Henderson, Eckerd Coll. Lib., St. Petersburg, Fla.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I was very satisfied with this purchase. The book was in great condition and I was glad to get it for a good value.Published on July 25, 2013 by carly
Aharon Appelfeld's For Every Sin follows the fruitless wandering of a camp survivor immediately following the war. Read morePublished on June 8, 2012 by Eric Maroney