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Heidegger's Glasses

(2010)
A novel by

 
Heigegger's Glasses opens during the end of World War II in a failing Germany, when the Third Reich is in shambles. Hitler's strong belief in and reliance on the occult led to the formation of an underground society of scribes responsible for answering letters written to the imprisoned and deceased. A letter arrives at the compound that eminent philosopher Martin Heidegger wrote to his optometrist, kindling a series of events that puts everyone's safety and lives in danger. They embark on a desperate journey, racing to Heidegger's secluded hut in the Black Forest and the death-saturated camps of Auschwitz.

Ultimately, the novel explores the way the dead are remembered and history is presented, with Heidegger's philosophy woven throughout in an easily digestible, albeit multifaceted manner. Thaisa Frank evocatively illustrates the Holocaust through a dreamlike, Alice in Wonderland frame, reconstructing the landscape of Nazi Germany from an entirely original vantage point.

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Hardback Editions

November 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: Heidegger's Glasses: A Novel
Author(s): Thaisa Frank
ISBN: 1-58243-719-X / 978-1-58243-719-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Counterpoint
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


May 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: Heidegger's Glasses
Author(s): Thaisa Frank
ISBN: 1-60747-726-2 / 978-1-60747-726-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Phoenix Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

October 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Heidegger's Glasses: A Novel
Author(s): Thaisa Frank
ISBN: 1-58243-769-6 / 978-1-58243-769-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Counterpoint
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

May 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Heidegger's Glasses
Author(s): Thaisa Frank
ISBN: 1-59777-331-X / 978-1-59777-331-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Phoenix Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

November 2010 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Heidegger's Glasses: A Novel
Author(s): Thaisa Frank
Publisher: Counterpoint
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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