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Title The shop on Main Street / Ladislav Grosman ; translated from the Czech by Iris Urwin Lewitová ; afterword by Benjamin Frommer.
Author Grosman, Ladislav.
Publication Prague, Czech Republic : Karolinum Press, 2019.
Edition Second English edition.
Description 125 pages ; 19 cm.
Call # FIC GROSMAN
Series Modern Czech Classics
Modern Czech classics.
Note Translated from the Czech
First [edition] by Karolinum
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Summary Written by a Jewish survivor of the Holocaust, The Shop on Main Street is the story that inspired the highly successful Academy Award-winning Czechoslovak film of the same title. Looking at the Holocaust through the eyes of a complicit individual, the narrative follows a good-natured carpenter living in a Slovak town in 1942 who unwittingly becomes a participant in a moral crisis involving the abuse and persecution of Jews. Describing the film adaptation of Ladislav Grosman's novel, the New York Times declared that it is a "human drama that is a moving manifest of the dark dilemma that confronted all people who were caught as witnesses to Hitler's terrible crime." The review continues: "'Is one his brother's keeper?' is the thundering question the situation asks, and then, 'Are not all men brothers?' The answer given is a grim acknowledgement. But the unfolding of the drama is simple, done in casual, homely, humorous terms--until the terrible, heartbreaking resolution of the issue at the end."
Subject Aryanization -- Czechoslovakia -- Fiction.
Jews -- Fiction.
Genre Fiction.
War fiction.
Addl. Author Lewitová, Iris Urwin, translator.
Frommer, Benjamin, 1969- writer of afterword.
Addl. Title Obchod na korze. English
ISBN 8024640228 (paperback) :
9788024640228 (paperback) :

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