The Sleep of the Righteous

The Sleep of the Righteous

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Doppelgangers, a murderer's guilt, pulp noir, fanatical police, and impossible romances - these are the pieces from which German master Wolfgang Hilbig builds a divided nation battling its demons. Delving deep into the psyches of both East and West Germany, The Sleep of the Righteous reveals a powerful, apocalyptic account of the century-defining nation's trajectory from 1945 to 1989. From a youth in a war-scarred industrial town to wearying labor as a factory stoker, surreal confrontations with the Stasi, and, finally, a conflicted escape to the West, Hilbig creates a cipher that is at once himself and so many of his fellow Germans.
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Two Lines Press, ©2015
ISBN: 9781931883474
Branch Call Number: HILBIG
Characteristics: 163 pages ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Cole, Isabel Fargo 1973-

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Oct 07, 2017

This is a fascinating and haunting little book; the imagery and symbolism are just exquisite; it encourages meditation, even brooding, in the reader.

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