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The Immortal Bartfuss

(1988)
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Set in contemporary Israel, The Immortal Bartfuss is perhaps the most profound and powerful portrait of a Holocaust survivor ever drawn. Using the techniques of omission and indirection perfected in such masterpieces as Badenheim 1939 and To the Land of the Cattails, Appelfeld tells the story of Bartfuss, enigmatically "the immortal" because of his experience in the camps. Now locked in a hopeless marriage, Bartfuss struggles to suppress the emotions and recollections he fears and despises, while trying to keep alive the poise, dignity, and compassion essential to a human being. The Immortal Bartfuss is an overwhelming and unforgettable study of a man reduced to his tragic limits.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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1988 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Immortal Bartfuss
Author(s): Aharon Appelfeld
ISBN: 0-297-79272-5 / 978-0-297-79272-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Weidenfeld And Nicolson.
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April 1994 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Immortal Bartfuss (Appelfeld, Aharon)
Author(s): Aharon Appelfeld
ISBN: 0-8021-3358-4 / 978-0-8021-3358-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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1995 : UK Paperback

Title: The Immortal Bartfuss
Author(s): Aharon Appelfeld
ISBN: 0-7043-0237-3 / 978-0-7043-0237-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Quartet Books
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