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- Random House 2011; US$ 20.78
My enemy - I shall refer to him as B. - entered my life about twenty years ago. At that time I had only a very vague idea of what it meant to be someone's enemy; still less did I realise what it was to have an enemy. One has to mature gradually towards one's enemy as towards one's best friend. 1930s Germany; the shadow of Nazism looms.... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 13.99
1. What makes Comedy in a Minor Key different from other tales of the resistance that you have read? In what ways is fiction (especially wry fiction) sometimes the best means for conveying historical fact? 2. Midway through chapter ten, Hans Keilson describes Marie's disappointment over Nico's death: "She had secretly imagined what it would be... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 14.99
Hans Keilson is the author of Comedy in a Minor Key . Born in Germany in 1909, he published his first novel in 1933. During World War II he joined the Dutch resistance. Later, as a psychotherapist, he pioneered the treatment of war trauma in children. In a 2010 New York Times review, Francine Prose called Keilson a "genius" and "one of the world's... more...
- Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2011; US$ 15.99
A penetrating study of ordinary people resisting the Nazi occupation ? and, true to its title, a dark comedy of wartime manners ? Comedy in a Minor Key tells the story of Wim and Marie, a Dutch couple who first hide a Jew they know as Nico, and must then dispose of his body when he dies of pneumonia. This novella, first published in 1947... more...
- Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2012; US$ 17.99
The first English-language translation of the memoirs of Hans Keilson, one of Europe?s most masterful and remarkable writers In this unique work, which was composed in the 1990s and only recently rediscovered, Keilson brings back a bygone era in snapshots from a life spanning one hundred years. The external stations of this life ? his youth in... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012; US$ 15.99
Published when the author was just twenty-three, Life Goes On was Hans Keilson's literary debut, an extraordinary autobiographical novel that paints a dark yet illuminating portrait of Germany between the world wars. It is the story of Herr Seldersen--a Jewish store owner modeled on Keilson's father, a textile merchant and decorated World... more...
- Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2012; US$ 19.99
Published when the author was just twenty-three, Life Goes On was Hans Keilson?s literary debut, an extraordinary autobiographical novel that paints a dark yet illuminating portrait of Germany between the world wars. It tells the story of Max Seldersen ? a Jewish store owner modelled on Keilson?s father, a textile merchant and decorated World War... more...