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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.The Seventh Cross is one of the most powerful, popular, and influential novels of the twentieth century, a hair raising thriller that helped to alert the world to the grim realities of ****** Germany and that is no less exciting today than when it was first published in 1942. Seven political prisoners escape from a ****** prison c in response, the camp commandant has seven trees harshly pruned to resemble seven crosses: they will serve as posts to torture each recaptured prisoner, and capture, of course, is certain. Meanwhile, the escapees split up and flee across Germany, looking for such help and shelter as they can find along the way, determined to reach the border. Anna Seghers’s novel is not only a supremely suspenseful story of flight and pursuit but also a detailed portrait of a nation in the grip and thrall of totalitarianism.Margot Bettauer Dembo’s expert new translation makes the complete text of this great political novel available in English for the first time.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 402
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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