Loading, please wait...
:

product description page

1944 : A Year Without Goodbyes (Hardcover) (Marianna D. Birnbaum)

1944 : A Year Without Goodbyes (Hardcover) (Marianna D. Birnbaum) - image 1 of 1

About this item

The recognized cultural historian and researcher of the Middle Ages relates about the gruesome year of 1944 in Hungary, as she has seen the events with the eyes of a small Jewish girl. The memoir describes life in Budapest and in Komarom, in the Hungarian countryside, in the preceding years before March 1944 when the German army marched in, and what happened thereafter. "It is not true that you can no longer write anything new about the Holocaust. All you need is an excellent memory, restraint, irony hidden among the lines, and know-how. The bulk of Marianna D. Birnbaum's book is about her relatives, her childhood friends and their parents who have not returned. She attached photos of several of them; here and there the author too appears as a small child. Well-to-do adults, nicely dressed children: They ought to have lived out their days in peace. With a vision pointing toward the grotesque and using experience honed on literary criticism, the author avoids provoking our tears. That makes this book beautiful and true." (G. Spiro)
Number of Pages: 120
Genre: History
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Central European Univ Pr
Author: Marianna D. Birnbaum
Language: English
Street Date: October 15, 2016
TCIN: 51564182
UPC: 9789631363784
Item Number (DPCI): 248-25-8011
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it. Report incorrect product info.
$30.00
Shipping
not available
Not in stores

Ratings & reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.


*See offer details. Restrictions apply. Pricing, promotions and availability may vary by location and at Target.com.