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Baumgartner's Bombay : A Novel - 88 edition

Baumgartner`s Bombay : A Novel (ISBN10: 0618056807; ISBN13: 9780618056804)
ISBN13: 978-0618056804
ISBN10: 0618056807

Summary: A ''beautifully written, richly textured, and haunting story'' (Chaim Potok), BAUMGARTNER'S BOMBAY is Anita Desai's classic novel of the Holocaust era, a story of profound emotional wounds of war and its exiles. The novel follows Hugo Baumgartner as he flees Nazi Germany -- and his Jewish heritage -- for India, only to be imprisoned as a hostile alien and then released to Bombay at war's end. In this tale of a man who, ''like a figure in a Greek tragedy . . . seems t
o elude his destiny'' (NEW LEADER), Desai's ''capacious intelligence, her unsentimental compassion'' (NEW REPUBLIC) reach their full height.

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Summary: A ''beautifully written, richly textured, and haunting story'' (Chaim Potok), BAUMGARTNER'S BOMBAY is Anita Desai's classic novel of the Holocaust era, a story of profound emotional wounds of war and its exiles. The novel follows Hugo Baumgartner as he flees Nazi Germany -- and his Jewish heritage -- for India, only to be imprisoned as a hostile alien and then released to Bombay at war's end. In this tale of a man who, ''like a figure in a Greek tragedy . . . seems to elude his destiny'' (NEW LEADER), Desai's ''capacious intelligence, her unsentimental compassion'' (NEW REPUBLIC) reach their full height.

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Edition/Copyright: 88
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Mariner Books
Published: 05/28/2000
International: No

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