We find this hall-of-mirrors construction in Uwe Johnson, Peter Handke and others. But Andersch manipulates it with an ease and unpretentiousness that are seductively disorienting, until the reader himself is dissolved into that bittersweet sigh, in equal measure humorous and despairing, that is Efraim’s Book

—John Simon, New York Times Book Review

Available April 1, 1994

Efraim’s Book

Fiction by Alfred Andersch

Translated by Ralph Manheim

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Paperback (published April 1, 1994)

ISBN
9780811212625
Price US
11.95
Trim Size
5x8
Page Count
304

Alfred Andersch

20th century German novelist and journalist

We find this hall-of-mirrors construction in Uwe Johnson, Peter Handke and others. But Andersch manipulates it with an ease and unpretentiousness that are seductively disorienting, until the reader himself is dissolved into that bittersweet sigh, in equal measure humorous and despairing, that is Efraim’s Book

—John Simon, New York Times Book Review

An impressively convincing synthesis of the simultaneous levels of consciousness… brought into that interrelation of elements that in every successful work of art strikes one as inevitable.

—Charles Lam Markmann, Nation