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Seventh Cross - Reprint (New York Review Books Classics) by Anna Seghers (Paperback)

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A revelatory World War II novel about a German prisoner of war fleeing for the border and encountering a variety of Germans, good and bad and indifferent, along his way. Now available in a new English translation.At the beginning of The Seventh Cross stands the sentence: “This book is dedicated to the dead and living Anti-Fascists of Germany.” In a letter written in 1938, Anna Seghers described her project as follows: “A tale that makes it possible to get to know the many layers of ****** Germany through the fortunes of a single man.” The story of seven political prisoners who, at the start of the book, break out of a ****** camp and flee across Germany was designed to be a contribution to the fight against fascism, but it is also the portrait of a nation that had plunged the rest of the world and itself into disaster and misery. The book, in which the escapees are picked off one by one, and yet, in the end, one escapes to fight again, offered the hope that there might be an effective resistance to the ******, but it is also an unabashed and supremely suspenseful thriller. An international best seller, The Seventh Cross was made into a movie and a comic book in the United States. The original translation into English was heavily abridged. Margot Bettauer Dembo’s new translation is the first in English to present Seghers’s most famous novel in full.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 384.0
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: History
Series Title: New York Review Books Classics
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: Anna Seghers
Language: English
Street Date: May 22, 2018
TCIN: 53527365
UPC: 9781681372129
Item Number (DPCI): 248-80-2889

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