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A Story about Mr. Silberstein (Hydra Books)
A Story about Mr. Silberstein (Hydra Books) Erland Josephson 0810119102 9780810119109 Erland Josephson is perhaps best known as an actor celebrated for his work in Ingmar Bergman films. But he is also a noted novelist: A Story about Mr. Silberstein i
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A Story about Mr. Silberstein (Hydra Books) by Erland Josephson

Erland Josephson is perhaps best known as an actor celebrated for his work in Ingmar Bergman films. But he is also a noted novelist: A Story about Mr. Silberstein is the fourth novel of the eight he has published so far. His first book to appear in English, it shows him to be a master of narrative form and style: inventive, witty, economical.<P>Through the central figure of Emanuel Silberstein, the novel draws the reader into an exploration of identity and the futile attempt to define a self independent of others. With a sharp eye on the Swedish milieu, Josephson probes the roots of anti-Semitism and thus of prejudice and self-deception in general. He creates his characters with the help of a keen ear for dialogue and interior voices, and deploys them with the skill of one who has long experience in the theater.<P>A Story about Mr. Silberstein is a moving saga about an unusual and unforgettable character. The translation by Roger Greenwald recreates the subtleties of Josephsons style with a light hand.

Author: Erland Josephson

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 139

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

Publication Date: 2001-09-01

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ISBN: 0810119102


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