Adam Resurrected

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Grove Press, 1971 - Fiction - 370 pages
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The crowning achievement of one of Israel's literary masters, Adam Resurrected remains one of the most powerful works of Holocaust fiction ever written. A former circus clown who was spared the gas chamber so that he might entertain thousands of other Jews as they marched to their deaths, Adam Stein is now the ringleader at an asylum in the Negev desert populated solely by Holocaust survivors. Alternately more brilliant than the doctors and more insane than any of the patients, Adam struggles wildly to make sense of a world in which the line between sanity and madness has been irreversibly blurred. With the biting irony of Catch-22, the intellectual vigor of Saul Bellow, and the pathos and humanity that are Kaniuk's hallmarks, Adam Resurrected offers a vision of a modern hell that devastates even as it inches toward redemption.
 

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Mystery regarding a woman, accused of abducting her son and hiding him from the husbands powerful family. Corporate secrets are stolen, another woman murdered in place of the heroine, big bucks at stake. Lots of interesting details to sort thro by Barbara Holloway and her father. Read full review

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Great ending!! For the most part, this book flowed well. The beginning wasn't as page-turning as the middle and end, but it had enough of the plot set up that when things began to happen to Barbara ... Read full review

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Contents

The Clown
3
Mrs Seizling
39
The Swindler
56
The Barking
80
Ruth
123
A Child
145
The Great Arsonist
165
Olivetti
189
David King of Israel
239
The Miracle
267
Desert Night
287
Old Arab
316
Child and Dog
325
Guillotine
332
Watermelon Watermelon
340
The Last Letter
356

Wolfovitz the Circumciser
205

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About the author (1971)

Yoram Kaniuk was born in Tel Aviv in 1930 and took part in Israel s War of Independence in 1948. A painter, journalist, and theater critic, he is a senior member of Israel s cultural establishment and is best known as a novelist. His books have been translated into twenty-five languages to great acclaim, and have earned him numerous international honors.

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