Kahn & Engelmann
Publication Date: April 2009
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The story of a Jewish family from rural Hungary and their immigration to Vienna.
Hans Eichner: Hans Eichner was born in Vienna in 1921 and, being Jewish, escaped to England after the annexation of Austria by Hitler's Germany. He enrolled at the University of London as an extension student in 1943, got a Ph.D. in 1949 and taught German language and literature at Bedford College in London, Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, and the University of Toronto from 1948-1988. He published books on Thomas Mann and Friedrich Schlegel. His novel Kahn & Englemann was first published in German in 2000 and was reprinted in 2002.
"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