A fictional account of the persecution and suffering of the Jews. It is simple in style and full of dark humour, irony and lyricism. The author served in Moscow as a member of the Czech section of the Comintern but was later expelled from the Communist party. This is his best-known novel.
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Jiri Weil was a major Czech writer in the 1930s but is most widely known today of his two postwar works LIFE WITH A STAR and MENDELSOHN IS ON THE ROOF. In 1942 he was summoned for transport to a concentration camp with the rest of Prague Jewry but managed to escape and hide for the duration of the war. He died in Prague in 1959.
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Book Description FLAMINGO, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0006543294