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Calamities of Exile: Three Nonfiction Novellas
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Calamities of Exile: Three Nonfiction Novellas by Lawrence Weschler

From the author ofMr. Wilsons Cabinet of Wonder,Calamities of Exilecombines three gripping narratives that afford a sort of double CAT scan into the natures of both modern totalitarianism and timeless exile. Beautiful but harrowing chronicles of three exiles that probe the moral and personal risks of their encounters with totalitarianism. . . . Piercing and timely.--Kirkus Reviews, starred review Weschler . . . combines a novelists gift for drama with the objectivity and research skills of a journalist. . . . The result is three gripping profiles of very human but also extraordinary men.--Publishers Weekly [Weschlers] thorough accounting of the mens covert operations, assumed identities and strained relationships with fathers, wives, and colleagues creates a disturbing triptych of the perils of totalitarianism.--Lance Gould,New York Times Book Review Weschler tells these three tragic tales with an admirable combination of psychological penetration, intellectual thrust, concision and compassion.--Francis King,Spectator Endlessly absorbing. . . . Breathtaking.--Jeri Laber,Los Angeles Times Book Review

Author: Lawrence Weschler

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 211

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Publication Date: 1996-05-23

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