[PDF] Memoirs of an Anti-Semite | by ↠ Gregor von Rezzori Deborah Eisenberg, Memoirs of an Anti-Semite, Gregor von Rezzori Deborah Eisenberg, Memoirs of an Anti Semite The elusive narrator of this beautifully written complex and powerfully disconcerting novel is the scion of a decayed aristocratic family from the farther reaches of the defunct Austro Hungarian Empire In five psychologically fraught episodes he revisits his past from adolescence to middle age a period that coincides with the twentieth century s ugliest years CentraT [PDF] Memoirs of an Anti-Semite | by ↠ Gregor von Rezzori Deborah Eisenberg - Memoirs of an Anti-Semite, Memoirs of an Anti Semite The elusive narrator of this beautifully written complex and powerfully disconcerting novel is the scion of a decayed aristocratic family from the farther reaches of the defunct Austro Hungarian Emp
[PDF] Memoirs of an Anti-Semite | by ↠ Gregor von Rezzori Deborah Eisenberg - Memoirs of an Anti-Semite, Memoirs of an Anti Semite The elusive narrator of this beautifully written complex and powerfully disconcerting novel is the scion of a decayed aristocratic family from the farther reaches of the defunct Austro Hungarian Emp
Easily the strongest book I ve read this year five novellas, each written in a voice of unbelievable richness and power I can t think of any other writer who can can play the kinds of tricks with time and consciousness that von Rezzori does here, except maybe James in The Ambassadors The New York Review of Books deserves a freaking medal.
Only one thing was certain time was passing, time passed even if occurrences had not assumed a visible shape, time had slipped, kept slipping through the grip of memory, a great, great deal of time and he had lived from the fullness of days as if they were inexhaustible, he especially for it was not just one life which, these days, formed and would go on forming not for much longer, he told himself, perhaps for ten years, at best fifteen , but a half dozen different lives, lived in different er [...]
The easiest way of thinking about the Jewish Question isn t that so polite and the Nazis is to think of it as a temporary aberration and foray into pure evil I know that this is the way that I have generally thought of the holocaust, it s simplistic and kind of makes one me, maybe you feel kind of good inside good well not about what happened, but about the general state, or nature, of humanity Thinking about this position though leads one me to realize that for this to be the case there has to [...]
A fine book by a very interesting mannytimes 1998 04 30 artThe book is a compilation of 5 thinly masked autobiographical remembrances, focusing in the main on his youth and late adolescence in the eastern reaches of the Austro Hungarian Empire around the Bukovina, Moldava, and Bucharest He views the Jews of this area e.g Kishinev as an outsider but, despite the title, that is only one thread of the author s concern He presents a vivid picture, in fact, of the Bucharest of Emil Cioran s youth.The [...]
This is a wonderful novel The title is ironic The writing dazzles Occasionally, just occasionally, I come across a book that wallops me into silence
there s something i almost never trust about redemptive narratives of race and identity they almost always congratulate the superficial benevolence of a narrowly defined target audience instead of exploring the discomfort and uncertainty that the topic deserves for me, stories about people developing prejudices are much interesting than the ones where they un learn themmoirs of an anti semite offers no real redemption for its central character, but it s not overly bleak in its lack of salvation [...]
3.5 I liked the way this was structured a novel in 5 stories, although the last story was devoid of dialogue and meant I had to concentrate extra hard on this concluding part of the novel Here, however, was some of the finest writing in the novel She a Russian nonagenarian presented him with the colourful plunder of her memories, with which he could then garnish his own memories vividly, like someone adding an imaginative touch to his home with objects purchased at the flea market.The novel spa [...]
I read this book years ago, before my first trip to Romania He lived in the northern region of the country, where he said the villages were teeming with Jews When I arrived in 1993, my friend pointed out an elderly man and said, See him, he is Jewish He is the only one in this whole area The book itself is vivid and intricate, and portrays the vividly the attraction and ambivlance we all have to the other.
So we are knee deep in discovering Eastern Europe through books, and one of the most striking realizations is how complex and complicated countries and their histories prove to be This is definitely the case for the novel, Memoirs of an Anti Semite by Gregor Von Rezzori Von Rezzori hails from Bukovina, once part of the powerful Austro Hungarian empire and now owned by both Romania and Ukraine Bukovina I don t think I have had the pleasure, you say Well, this is page is a good place to learn abo [...]
As como las fronteras de los antiguos Reinos e Imperios en donde naci y vivi Gregor Von Rezzori han ido desapareciendo por diversos motivos, as parece ir diluy ndose el recuerdo y la obra de este autor de habla alemana nacido en la actual Ruman a Lo que yo podr a decir es que a pesar de ser el primer libro que leo de l, con eso me basta para instalarlo en el mausoleo inmortal de los mis grandes y venerados escritores aunque deseo con fuerza poder leer algunas obras m s de l No cabe duda que uno [...]
Nessuno di noi morir mai, stia tranquillo E come potrebbe Infatti noi non esistiamo affatto, egregio amico Rezzori, scrittore grandissimo, sapido, elegante, aspro, necessita di un segnavia Io non ce la faccio in poche righe nemmeno in molte Vi allego un prezioso documento word di Claudio Magris, digitate su google santamaddalena pages LmCMc Rifugge le classificazioni La sua patria sarebbe da definire apolide, multilingue Dice di essere uno straniero di professione Straniero lo anche nella narraz [...]
I met Gregor von Rezzori many years ago when I was teaching his sons at St George s English School and also giving them private English lessons I wasn t much older than them, and that created an interesting situation The father never seemed to want to pay for the lessons, so I went to his house and asked for payment as no other messages were ever answered Well, he was having a shower I was summoned to the bathroom, told where to find the cheque book, and a hand reached out from behing the shower [...]
Jump a decade forward, or backward if you please Examine at random this or that possibility of yourself you always come across someone you would be embarrassed or even outright ashamed to identify with, someone you d refuse to frequent if you weren t forced to live with, because he happens to be yourself This quote may come across as if the book is an apologia Far from it Neither is it proud It escapes easy definitions.
Yes, that title is a bit off putting isn t it I imagine most of us would feel a bit self conscious leafing through this in the local bookshop It s also worth warning the reader that the author doesn t hold back in offering us an authentic portrayal of a pre WWII anti Semite.How much is memoir and how much is fiction The book consists of five stories, each told from the first person perspective Four of the tales are set in the 1920s and 30s, the last is a reflection on his life set in 1979 In out [...]
Don t be fooled by this books off putting title Rezzori is a masterful author and this is not a racist screed Rather, it shows through one character how the Jews in Europe were perceived by ordinary people Antisemitism is just a fact of life not virulent The Jews are others and should be treated as such If you want to know how the Holocaust happened this piece of fiction is a good place to start.
Through the first three stories, I felt I was reading something enriching but not terribly enjoyable It wasn t dull, the writing was good and the story well set, but it did seem long on monologue Then I got to the fourth story, Troth, which was nothing short of magnificent What made it magnificent The characters, the situation, the humor and the devastation It s lively and touching and dead serious The first story was perhaps developed, but the heart of the book is in Troth Anti semitism pervad [...]
A professor at Syracuse recommended this book to me as an antidote to my minimalist prose style Twenty years later, I still admire Rezzori, but I wish he d called the book something else because I also still remember, twenty years later, reading this book on a plane next to an Orthodox Jew and being paralyzed with shame for what he thought I thought.
De menos a m s a menos.
The story I am telling seems as distant not only in space but also in time as if I d merely dreamed it Rezzori s novel reads as if written with the authority of a memoir yet it is imbued with the golden haze of myth p 243 The aroma of the dying embers of the fire that destroyed the empire into which the narrator was born fills each chapter of his life and rises to form a cloud that stands between him and his past and stands between the reader and the reality of his life, fiction though it may be [...]
Von Rezzori s memoir though the last chapter of the book hints to the reader that the stories may or may not be drawn from his own experiences is both unsettling and comforting Brought up to be disgusted by Jews and to blame them for his family s and all of Austrian Empire s misfortune, Gregor is a noble Austrian born in the province of Bucowina in the midst of World War 1 who, through the encounters he has during his life with a great variety of Jews, comes to see that antisemitism cannot be ju [...]
O tom e neni v echno jen ern a b l vim u n jakej ten p tek M j kamar d Libor t eba chodil s jednou korejkou a ta nebyla ani ern ani b l Tim chci ct, e Gregor von Rezzori v Pam tech antisemity nep ich z s dnou objevnou my lenkou I kdy t ma antisemi rny je st le o ehav a jak koli polemika smrd my lenkov m skluzem k pravici A co si budem pov dat, hor u je pak jen skluz od Ujfalu iho.Pam ti popisujou v p ti p b z ch ivot jednoho kapitoly spolu pln nesouvis , ale j i tak vim, e jednoho mu e od jeho d [...]
Storia della vita di un uomo, dall adolescenza alla vecchiaia, dalla fine della prima guerra mondiale agli anni settanta italiani Un giovane in cerca di punti di riferimento e di un identit nato e cresciuto in quella terra di confine appartenente prima all impero Asburgico e poi regione periferica della Romania Figlio di un aristocrazia in crisi, legata ai miti del pangermanesimo e ai ricordi dell Impero e assolutamente incapace di trovarsi un ruolo nella societ che a cavallo delle due guerre, s [...]
Early on I was reminded of reading Bruno Schulz many years ago in a San Francosco laundromat As the pages went by I came to the conclusion that a lifetime spent examining international literature seems to have run its course I ll still be giving fiction a go, especially some of the books people have been kind enough to have bought for and given to me recently and over the years, but it s tough Going to give Schnitzler a shot I would have devoured Rezzori years ago In preparing several manuscript [...]
A lot seems to be cribbed from Rezzori s own life the childhood in the Bukovina, the living a placid life in Nazi Berlin even as the bombs were falling and one wonders if Memoirs of an Anti Semite wasn t his rather oblique way of coming to terms with the prejudices that haunted his youth If so, he did a damn good job of it Like his actual memoirs, the world he describes is a long gone to use a cliche that s no longer a cliche but was 50 years ago Ruritania of Styrian huntsmen and hunched over re [...]
No es justo cargar un libro de superlativos, pero Memoirs of an Anti Semite es un libro extraordinario, especial, diferente y genial Quitando esos adjetivos aburridos del camino, lo que hace a esta no novela de cinco historias tan particular es su capacidad de hablar de todo menos de lo que habla realmente su lenguaje riqu simo e intrincado su penetraci n psicol gica su entereza moral, que proviene de una sinceridad brutal, que quema Advertencia, l pida, confesionario.
This was a great memoir, honest and gritty but gave such a good insight into Central Europe between the world wars It reminded me at time of Max Frisch s Stiller, same feel and atmosphere and personalities plus the clashing of male and female views of the world Thoroughly recommend.
Did germany publish this It s so moving in some places and so explicit in others I don t think I ve ever read anything where sex was important and yet it led to a completely different middle or ending In one story a man s desire for one woman leads to her for some still unexplained reason taking him through her family history and that description was so intensely personal it made those murdered Jews come to life I ve never seen sex handled that way And then at the end of the story she completely [...]
O stilistica fabuloasa, de o deosebita finete, o constructie complexa, in conditiile in care avem, in fond, un roman al copilariei, adolescenytei si primei tinereti In plus, o perspectiva asupra Bucurestilor dintre cele mai surprinzatoare Impecabil tradus.
E cos purtroppo le idee sono spesso surrogate dalle emozioni Che sono pi dure a morire, resistono meglio al tempo, e tanto meglio quanto pi sono irrazionali p 37
First of all, don t be put off by the title The book is set in Teutonic Europe before and after WW II It s a series of four loosely linked periods of the narrator s life, told in the first person They re fiction but clearly drawn largely from Rezzori s life on that later Rezzori was an Austrian, spent much of his life in Rumania, and also lived in Germany after the war One of the beauties of the book is that it so clearly portrays the encrusted mindset of the various anti semitic and otherwise [...]