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    • The Death of the Adversary

    • A Novel
    • By: Hans Keilson, Ivo Jarosy (Translator)
    • Narrated by: James Clamp
    • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 8

    Written while Hans Keilson was in hiding during World War II, The Death of the Adversary is the self-portrait of a young man helplessly fascinated by an unnamed “adversary” whom he watches rise to power in 1930s Germany. It is a tale of horror, not only in its evocation of Hitler’s gathering menace but also in its hero’s desperate attempt to discover logic where none exists. A psychological fable as wry and haunting as Badenheim 1939, The Death of the Adversary is a lost classic of modern fiction.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A CHILLING VIEW

    • By CHET YARBROUGH on 03-29-16

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Comedy in a Minor Key

    • A Novel
    • By: Hans Keilson, Damion Searls (translator)
    • Narrated by: James Clamp
    • Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 31

    Comedy in a Minor Key tells the story of Wim and Marie, a Dutch couple who first hide a Jew they know as Nico, then must dispose of his body when he dies of pneumonia. This novella, first published in 1947 and now translated into English for the first time, shows Hans Keilson at his best: deeply ironic, penetrating, sympathetic, and brilliantly modern, an heir to Joseph Roth and Franz Kafka.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • HIDDEN LIVING

    • By CHET YARBROUGH on 03-07-16

    Regular price: $15.93