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Jakob der Lügner

Jakob der Lügner

  • Title: Jakob der Lügner
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  • ISBN : 9783518188156
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : German
  • Page : 350 pages


One of the most remarkable novels of the Holocaust ever written, Jakob the Liar is a tale of everyday heroism and the extraordinary power of illusion Set in an unnamed German occupied ghetto, the story centers on an unlikely hero, Jakob Heym, who accidentally overhears news of vital importance the Russians are advancing on a city three hundred miles away As Jakob s tidi One of the most remarkable novels of the Holocaust ever written, Jakob the Liar is a tale of everyday heroism and the extraordinary power of illusion Set in an unnamed German occupied ghetto, the story centers on an unlikely hero, Jakob Heym, who accidentally overhears news of vital importance the Russians are advancing on a city three hundred miles away As Jakob s tidings rekindle hope and the promise of liberation, he feels compelled to elaborate Forming a protective bond with a young orphan girl, Jakob becomes caught in his own web of optimistic lies Awarded Germany s prestigious Heinrich Mann Prize for fiction and in a new translation by Leila Vennewitz, Jakob the Liar is a masterpiece of Kafkaesque comedy which unfolds with the impact of a timeless folk legend


Author Jurek Becker

Jurek Becker vermutlich 30 September 1937 in d , Polen als Jerzy Bekker geboren 1 14 M rz 1997 in Sieseby, Schleswig Holstein war ein deutscher Schriftsteller, Drehbuchautor und DDR Dissident.Jurek Becker probably September 30, 1937 March 14, 1997 was a Polish born German writer, film author and GDR dissident His most famous novel is Jacob the Liar, which has been made into two fi




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  • First, forget everything you may remember about the movie Jacob the Liar with Robin Williams That movie is totally NOT representative of this excellent novel.Read the book instead.Jacob the Liar takes place in the d Ghetto in 1944 Returning home from work one night, Jacob Heym is caught in the spotl [..]

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