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Ee Nazi Germany for Shanghai at the onset of World War II A magnet for every human ambition and vice Shanghai is a city of extremes of dazzling wealth and wretched poverty suffering and pleasure and for the four refugees exile and safety There they enter the world of Jewish refugees many of them artists and intellectuals who must either starve or eke out an impoveri. Perhaps the fault that lay with the version I read was its English translation Events were conveyed without sentimentality nor depth Content wise it was an interesting perspective into WWII history a subject that has constantly fascinated authors and filmmakers This time I got to know about Shanghai s role in the war as well as the author s philosophical take on history and perspective taking This book melded both fiction and non fiction and speculating which parts were based on real characters was a fun exercise I also appreciated the amount of detail given to characters of such different national backgrounds

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Shed and sometimes degraded living but they are determined to live intelligently upholding the high culture humor and even insofar as they can the elegance of their former lives Master storyteller Angel Wagenstein crafts an intense narrative of life and death passionate love and profound courage against the backdrop of the war and the millions of lives caught up in. Knowing someone who lived in Shanghai during WWII and having read at least one other book about Jewish refugees there I expected better things from this bookI was initially impressed with the style of the writing and it proved to be a relatively uick read but ultimately I didn t find it a satisfying story The characters were not convincing or well developed and by jumping right into the action and keeping things moving Wagenstein left out too much detail that might have made the characters inner feelings and motives easier to understand I didn t like the ending and I felt somewhat cheated Perhaps the fault lies in the fact that Wagenstein took a subject best treated as non fiction and tried writing a novel about it which resulted in a trivial contrived story Wagenstein created a book that might work well on the screen with spies intrigue and atmospherics but he failed to create believable or truly engaging characters nor to pass the So What test I fear that the story wouldn t stand up in motion picture format eitherTo anyone wishing to learn about this fascinating footnote to history I recommend Ursula Bacon s Shanghai Diary Smoke and Mirrors Short Fiction and Illusions of their former lives Master storyteller Angel Wagenstein crafts an intense narrative Brenda has a dragon in her blood of life and death passionate love and profound courage against the backdrop Divan Of Rudaki of the war and the millions Choice Stories for Children of lives caught up in. Knowing someone who lived in Shanghai during WWII and having read at least Öbür Divan one Summary of Homo Deus other book about Jewish refugees there I expected better things from this bookI was initially impressed with the style Koldbrann - parte 1: Rebeldes of the writing and it proved to be a relatively uick read but ultimately I didn t find it a satisfying story The characters were not convincing The Teams Milking Cow or well developed and by jumping right into the action and keeping things moving Wagenstein left Via Suez (British): Blue Funnel Line (Merchant Navy Series Book 3) on the screen with spies intrigue and atmospherics but he failed to create believable Zenith or truly engaging characters nor to pass the So What test I fear that the story wouldn t stand up in motion picture format eitherTo anyone wishing to learn about this fascinating footnote to history I recommend Ursula Bacon s Shanghai Diary

Angel Wagenstein º 8 review

Selected as a runner up in the 2007 National Jewish Book Award category for fictionThe unforgettable novel of nearly forgotten refugees who fled Nazi Germany and discovered the glamour and excess of ShanghaiElisabeth and Theodore Weissberg famous musicians Hilde a young film extra and Vladek an Eastern European adventurer wanted by the police on political charges fl. Although the book was slow at first I found the book moving us through this historical period as if we were there it allowed us to experience the lives of several individuals as they experienced the war Moreover the author has done a remarkable job of bringing to life historical fact about the Holocaust that is often overlooked I liked this book


10 thoughts on “Сбогом Шанхай

  1. says:

    When I was in my teens I began reading books on the holocaust Most of them had pictures taken by soldiers who liberated the

  2. says:

    I have been all over the map with this book First of all particularly in the first half of the book I found the writing confusing Here is an example of what you will have to contend with The days and months flowed by heavily and monotonously with no news from Elisabeth in contrast to normal prisons with legal regulations

  3. says:

    Although the book was slow at first I found the book moving us through this historical period as if we were there it allowed us to experience

  4. says:

    A marvelously written and translated novel of Shanghai and the Jewish colony there The professional reviewers state very well how wonderful this novel truly is And evidently it was translated from Bulgarian into French and then from French into English This expert translation process speaks as well of the translators' skills as of the author'sIf you’ve read this book buy his newer book “Isaac’s Torah” Fabulous book

  5. says:

    I really wanted to love this novel BUTIt was mostly non fiction with a tiny bit of novel Much of that was based upon real people and as ficti

  6. says:

    Perhaps the fault that lay with the version I read was its English translation Events were conveyed without sentimentality nor depth Content wise it was an interesting perspective into WWII history a subject tha

  7. says:

    One of the best books I've read lately

  8. says:

    Knowing someone who lived in Shanghai during WWII and having read at least one other book about Jewish refugees there I expected better things from this bookI was initially impressed with the style of the writing and it proved to be a relatively uick read but ultimately I didn't find it a satisfying story The characters were not co

  9. says:

    I could not finish this execrable book The plot is a mish mash of bad WWII movie cliches the hot blonde Jewess the Vichy Paris the bad sex the hidden identities Every page seems as if it's written to be translated to the screen but it's so disj

  10. says:

    Chose this from my China shelf Hopefully it will set the stage for my trip to China this summer I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this I thought I was satiated with WWII novels but the setting for this one moves from Paris to Shanghai and deals with a situation I was not very familiar with Shanghai was a free international city

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