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The Exiles Return free pdf WITH A FOREWORD BY EDMUND DE WAAL, AUTHOR OF "THE HARE WITH AMBER EYES"""""SET IN THE ASHES OF POST-SECOND WORLD WAR VIENNA, A POWERFUL, SUBTLE NOVEL OF EXILES RETURNING HOME FIFTEEN YEARS AFTER FLEEING HITLER'S DEADLY REIGN Vienna is demolished by war, the city an alien landscape of ruined castles, a fractured ruling class, and people picking up the pieces. Elisabeth de Waal's mesmerizing "The Exiles Return" is a stunningly vivid postwar story of Austria's fallen aristocrats, unrepentant Nazis, and a culture degraded by violence.The novel follows a number of exiles, each returning under very different circumstances, who must come to terms with a city in painful recovery. There is Kuno Adler, a Jewish research scientist, who is tired of his unfulfilling existence in America- Theophil Kanakis, a wealthy Greek businessman, seeking to plunder some of the spoils of war- Marie-Theres, a brooding teenager, sent by her parents in hopes that the change of scene will shake her out of her funk- and Prince "Bimbo" Grein, a handsome young man with a title divested of all its social currency.With immaculate precision and sensitivity, de Waal, an exile herself, captures a city rebuilding and relearning its identity, and the people who have to do the same. Mesmerizing and tragic, de Waal has written a masterpiece of European literature, an artifact revealing a moment in our history, clear as a snapshot, but timeless as well.

About Elisabeth De Waal

Elisabeth de Waal was born in Vienna in 1899. She studied philosophy, law, and economics at the University of Vienna, and completed her doctorate in 1923. She also wrote poems (often corresponding with Rilke), and was a Rockefeller Foundation fellow at Columbia. She wrote five unpublished novels, two in German and three in English, including "The Exiles Return" in the late 1950s. She died in 1991.

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Author : Elisabeth De Waal
Publisher : Picador USA
Data Published : 07 January 2014
ISBN : 1250045797
EAN : 9781250045799
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 336 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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