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- Description<b>The award-winning international sensation that poses the question: Was Sigmund Freud responsible for the death of his sister in a Nazi concentration camp?</b><i>The boy in her memories who strokes her with the apple, who whispers to her the fairy tale, who gives her the knife, is her brother Sigmund.</i> Vienna, 1938: With the Nazis closing in, Sigmund Freud is granted an exit visa and allowed to list the names of people to take with him. He lists his doctor and maids, his dog, and his wife's sister, but t any of his own sisters. The four Freud sisters are shuttled to the Terezin concentration camp, while their brother lives out his last days in London. Based on a true story, this searing vel gives haunting voice to Freud's sister Adolfina-- the sweetest and best of my sisters --a gifted, sensitive woman who was spurned by her mother and never married. A witness to her brother's genius and to the cultural and artistic splendor of Vienna in the early twentieth century, she aspired to a life few women of her time could attain. From Adolfina's closeness with her brother in childhood, to her love for a fellow student, to her time with Gustav Klimt's sister in a Vienna psychiatric hospital, to her dream of one day living in Venice and having a family, <i>Freud's Sister</i> imagines with astonishing insight and deep feeling the life of a woman lost to the shadows of history.</p>
- Author Biography<b>Goce Smilevski</b> was born in 1975 in Skopje, Macedonia. He was educated at Charles University in Prague, Central European University in Budapest, and Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, where he works at the Institute for Literature. He has won numerous prizes for his writing, in Macedonia and abroad; <i>Freud's Sister </i>won the European Union Prize for Literature and is being published in more than twenty-five languages. Reviewing his work in <i>The Forward</i>, Joshua Cohen wrote, A young heir to Gunter Grass and Jose Saramago, Goce Smilevski might be the newest of a rare thing--a living European novelist with a message for the future of his continent.
- Author(s)Goce Smilevski
- PublisherPenguin Putnam Inc
- Date of Publication19/10/2012
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectHistorical & Mythological Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintThe Penguin Press
- Weight245 g
- Width133 mm
- Height199 mm
- Spine29 mm
- Translated byChristina E Kramer
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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