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The Wall

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The Wall by H. G. Adler
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Sep 08, 2015 | ISBN 9780812983159

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Praise for The Wall
“[A] majestic novel . . . Adler’s prose is tidal, surge after narrative surge rushing forward and then enigmatically receding, the moment displaced by memory, and memory by introspective soliloquy.”—Cynthia Ozick, The New York Times Book Review

“A towering meditation on the self and spirit . . . The writing is sonorous and so entirely devastating that the reader is compelled to pore over every word.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Masterful and utterly unique.”—The Jerusalem Post
“Haunting and utterly heart-wrenching . . . a literary masterpiece.”—Historical Novels Review
“An epic novel . . . an unforgettable portrait.”—The Jewish Week

“[A] pensive portrait of a man struggling to find a place in the world after enduring transformative calamity . . . an eloquent record of suffering—and perhaps of redemption as well.”Kirkus Reviews

Praise for H. G. Adler’s novels The Journey and Panorama, translated by Peter Filkins
The Journey and Panorama . . . are modernist masterpieces worthy of comparison to those of Kafka or Musil.”The New Yorker
The Journey
“The novel’s streaming consciousness and verbal play invite comparison with Joyce, the individual-dwarfing scale of law and prohibition brings Kafka to mind, and there is something in the hypnotic pulse of the prose that is reminiscent of Gertrude Stein.”The New York Times Book Review
“A tribute to the survival of art and a poignant teaching in the art of survival . . . I tend to shy away from Holocaust fiction, but this book helps redeem an all-but-impossible genre.”—Harold Bloom
“Haunting . . . as remarkable for its literary experimentation as for its historical testimony.”—San Francisco Chronicle
Panorama should have been the brilliant debut of a major German writer. . . . Under any circumstances, let alone such harsh ones, [Adler’s] accomplishments would be remarkable.”—The New York Times Book Review
“[A] stirring novel . . . expertly and elegantly translated by Peter Filkins.”—Los Angeles Times

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