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ISBN-10: 0720611350
ISBN-13: 9780720611359
Publisher: Peter Owen Publishers
Publish Date: 12/01/2001
Dimensions: 7.34" L, 4.86" W, 0.69" H

The Silent Prophet

Translator: David Le Vay

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Price: $15.95

Overview

Because he is born illegitimate, Friederich Kargan lacks even a social identity. Moving to Vienna, he becomes involved both in revolutionary agitation and a love affair before he is caught by the authorities on his first trip to Russia, enduring a Siberian interlude before escaping. He eventually returns to Russia after the February Revolution, becomingleader of the Red Army, butrealizesduring the civil war that the revolution seems to be over before it has begun; the cause has been betrayed, yesterday s proletariat has become today s bourgeoisie; exile might offer the only choice.A beautifully descriptive journey from loneliness into an illusory worldliness and back into loneliness, thisis a haunting study in alienation by a master of realistic imagination.”

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"With his [Roth's] strikingly elliptical style which can evoke despair through real wit, it would be only mildly flattering to view him as a compassionate, laconic Conrad." –"Time Out"
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ISBN-10: 0720611350
ISBN-13: 9780720611359
Publisher: Peter Owen Publishers
Publish Date: 12/01/2001
Dimensions: 7.34" L, 4.86" W, 0.69" H
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