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ISBN-13 9781442223110ISBN-10 1442223111
ISBN-10 1-4422-2024-4ISBN-13 978-1-4422-2024-9
Author(s): Mihail Sebastian
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 672

Hailed as one of the most important portrayals of the dark years of Nazism, this powerful chronicle by the Romanian Jewish writer Mihail Sebastian offers a lucid and finely shaded analysis of erotic and social life, a Jew’s diary, a reader’s notebook, a music-lover’s journal. Despite the pressure of hatred and horror in the “huge anti-Semitic factory” that was Romania in the years of World War II, his writing maintains the grace of its perceptive and luminous intelligence. The legacy of a journalist, novelist, and playwright, Sebastian’s Journal stands as one of the most important human and literary documents of the climate that preceded the Holocaust in Eastern Europe.