Captives (Paperback)

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By Norman Manea, Jean Harris (Translator)
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Captives, the acclaimed writer Norman Manea's first novel, is a fascinating, kaleidoscopic, and imaginative look into postwar Romania. Divided into three sections-narrated in first-, second-, and third-person voices-Captives explores the lives of several defeated characters as they become almost too much to bear under the weight of endless humiliations: loss of identity, trauma of having survived the Second World War, and submission to the totalitarian state.

This is a moving account of a country shaken by communism and anti-Semitism and haunted by recent atrocities, from "a distinguished writer whose vision of totalitarianism is close to Kafka's cloudy menace, universal yet internalized" (Richard Eder, The New York Times).

Product Details
ISBN: 9780811220477
ISBN-10: 0811220478
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication Date: December 11th, 2014
Pages: 288
Language: English