The Warsaw Anagrams

Author:   Richard Zimler ,  Richard Zimler
Publisher:   Harry N. Abrams
Edition:   Reprint
ISBN:  

9781590200889


Pages:   323
Publication Date:   21 July 2011
Recommended Age:   From 18 years
Format:   Hardback
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Yet only one visionary man--Heniek Corben--can see him and hear him. Heniek soon realizes that Cohen has become an ibbur--a spirit. But how and why has he taken this form? As Cohen recounts his disturbing and moving story, small but telling inconsistencies appear in his narrative. Heniek begins to believe that Cohen is not the secular Jew he claims to be, but may, in fact, be a student of practical Kabbalah? of magic. Why is he lying? And what is the importance of the anagrams he creates for the names of his friends and relatives? Heniek traces his suspicions and comes to an astonishing conclusion?one that has consequences for his own identity and life, and perhaps for the reader's as well.

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Author:   Richard Zimler ,  Richard Zimler
Publisher:   Harry N. Abrams
Imprint:   Harry N. Abrams
Edition:   Reprint
Dimensions:   Width: 14.60cm , Height: 3.20cm , Length: 21.00cm
Weight:   0.476kg
ISBN:  

9781590200889


ISBN 10:   1590200888
Pages:   323
Publication Date:   21 July 2011
Recommended Age:   From 18 years
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Out of Stock Indefinitely
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
Limited stock is available. It will be ordered for you and shipped pending supplier's limited stock.

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Praise for The Warsaw Anagrams <br> ?Beautifully written, moving and disturbing, this packs a powerful, emotional punch.? -- The Guardian <br> Praise for Richard Zimlar's The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon <br> ?Zimler's portrait of the city... enriches his many-layered narrative, in which a suitably complex cast of characters plays a dangerous game with fate.?-- The New York Times Book Review <br> ?A literary and historical treat.?-- Library Journal <br> ?A riveting literary murder mystery.?-- Independent on Sunday <br> ?Zimler [is] a present-day scholar and writer of remarkable erudition and compelling imagination, an American Umberto Eco.? -- Spectator


Praise for The Warsaw Anagrams <br><br> ?Beautifully written, moving and disturbing, this packs a powerful, emotional punch.? -- The Guardian <br><br> Praise for Richard Zimlar's The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon <br><br> ?Zimler's portrait of the city... enriches his many-layered narrative, in which a suitably complex cast of characters plays a dangerous game with fate.?-- The New York Times Book Review <br><br> ?A literary and historical treat.?-- Library Journal <br><br> ?A riveting literary murder mystery.?-- Independent on Sunday <br><br> ?Zimler [is] a present-day scholar and writer of remarkable erudition and compelling imagination, an American Umberto Eco.? -- Spectator


Praise for The Warsaw Anagrams <br> Part murder mystery and part historical fiction, Richard Zimler's latest novel, The Warsaw Anagrams, renews the impact of the large-scale atrocities committed by the Nazis on millions of Jews by comparing them to the specific and gruesome murder of a child. Jewish folklore, Anagrams, deceit, and treachery all play a part in a novel that successfully makes personal a massacre whose scope is all too easy to diminish by quoting a mostly abstract number: 6 million . . . Zimler's a good writer who maintains his story's suspense but prevents it from devolving into a commonplace page-turner . . . Anagrams is a thrilling and solemn story that depicts evil in a realistic way. -- Boston Globe <br> The highly unusual setting adds tension to the investigation, and Zimler successfully manages to convey the horrors of the Holocaust through the experiences of one family. -- Publishers Weekly <br> An elderly Jewish psychiatrist investigates


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Richard Zimler was born in New York and studied journalism at Stanford University. He has published eight novels over the last fifteen years, including the The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon. Zimler has won numerous prizes for his work and contributes to the Los Angeles Times Book Review.

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