The Leavetaking

By: Weiss, Peter

Price: $14.95

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Book Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


Spine slightly slanted, foxing along top edge, yellowing on inner edge of pastedown, PO's name on free endpape & pastedownr, corners very slightly worn. DJ yellowing inside, slight edgewear & very minor chipping along top edge, 1 1/2" tear on back. Text is bright & clean.

"With stunning frankness, this partly auto-biographical novel by a postwar German writer renders all the tension and ambivalence of the parent-son relationship. The father's death triggers a flood of recollection which in their force, vividness, and density of narrative are unique in modern writing. The father was an anxiety-ridden Jewish businessman, the mother an emotionally overpowering actress. The half-Jewish son has an artist's temperament and imagination, which the parents try to smother in the interests of security." Translated into English from the original German by Christopher Levenson.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Title: The Leavetaking

Author Name: Weiss, Peter

Illustrator: Illustrated by Raskin, Ellen (jacket)

Categories: Biography/Autobiography, Fiction,

Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc.: 1962

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket

Seller ID: 003698

Keywords: Autobiographical Post War Germany German Jewish