[Сбогом Шанхай Read online] Ebook By Angel Wagenstein

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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. 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 disjointed the characters make no sense and so it feels like a regurgitation of images of what a movie about WWII should be like The writing is horrible my first thought when I read it was hmm these sentences do not make sense it reads like it was translated poorly from the Bulgarian And lo and behold after reading the back cover I learned it wastranslated from the Bulgarian

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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 camps These pictures showed the survivors skin and bones many times naked and because of this it would have been difficult to identify a member of your family because by this time they all l

  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

  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 the lives of several individuals as they experienced the war Moreover the author has done a

  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 F

  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 fictional characters they were poorly developed How much better it would have been if the author had written a straight non fiction book I chose this book because the subject was totally

  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 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 no

  7. says:

    One of the best books I've read lately

  8. says:

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  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 disjointed the characters make no sense and so it feels like a regurgitation of images of what a movie about WWII should be like The writing is horrible my first thought when I read

  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 tho

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