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Author Seghers, Anna, 1900-1983.

Title The seventh cross / Anna Seghers ; translated from the German by Margot Bettauer Dembo ; afterword by Thomas von Steinaecker.

Publication Info. New York : New York Review Books, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 New Britain, Main Library - Adult Fiction  FIC SEGHERS, A    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  F SEGHERS, A.    Check Shelf
Description 402 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Series New York Review Books classics
New York Review Books classics.
Summary A revelatory World War II novel about a German prisoner of war fleeing for the border and encountering a variety of Germans, good and bad and indifferent, along his way. Now available in a new English translation. The Seventh Cross is one of the most powerful, popular, and influential novels of the twentieth century, a hair raising thriller that helped to alert the world to the grim realities of Nazi Germany and that is no less exciting today than when it was first published in 1942. Seven political prisoners escape from a Nazi prison camp; in response, the camp commandant has seven trees harshly pruned to resemble seven crosses: they will serve as posts to torture each recaptured prisoner, and capture, of course, is certain. Meanwhile, the escapees split up and flee across Germany, looking for such help and shelter as they can find along the way, determined to reach the border. Anna Seghers's novel is not only a supremely suspenseful story of flight and pursuit but also a detailed portrait of a nation in the grip and thrall of totalitarianism. Margot Bettauer Dembo's expert new translation makes the complete text of this great political novel available in English for the first time.
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Germany -- Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, German -- Fiction.
Escaped prisoners of war -- Germany.
Fascism -- Germany -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Added Author Dembo, Margot Bettauer, translator.
Steinaecker, Thomas von, 1977- author of foreword.
Added Title Siebte Kreuz. English
Other Form: Online version: Seghers, Anna, 1900-1983. Seventh cross. New York : New York Review Books, 2018 9781681372136 (DLC) 2018011808
ISBN 9781681372129 paperback alkaline paper
1681372126 paperback alkaline paper
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