Kahn & Engelmann

Kahn & Engelmann

By Hans Eichner; Jean Snook (Translator)

Biblioasis, Paperback, 9781897231548, 334pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2009

A critical and commercial success in German, "Kahn & Engelmann" tells the story of a Jewish family from rural Hungary, their immigration to Vienna in the great days of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, their loves, business ventures and failings, and their eventual tragic destruction. Narrated by Peter Engelmann, who wishes only to forget his past, this highly original novel recreates a vanished Vienna with salty humour and humanity. In a voice which is appealing without being sentimental, Peter describes his escape from the Nazis through snowy woods, his attempts to start a new life in England and Canada, and his decision to immigrate to Israel. Written by an eminent scholar, himself a survivor of Nazism, "Kahn & Engelmann" is both an entertaining novel and a major work of Holocaust literature.

Praise For Kahn & Engelmann

"Eichner’s narrative power is unsurpassed in any language. His sparse dialogue carries the story without effort..."—Geist magazine

"This sweeping novel describes in a narrative that is both personal and broad..."—Jewish Book World