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Captives

(1970)
A novel by

 
 
A stunning novel set in postwar Romania about language, identity, and loss.

Captives, the acclaimed writer Norman Manea's first novel, is a fascinating, kaleidoscopic, and imaginative look into postwar Romania. Divided into three sections - narrated in first-, second-, and third-person voices - Captives explores the lives of several defeated characters as they become almost too much to bear under the weight of endless humiliations: loss of identity, trauma of having survived the Second World War, and submission to the totalitarian state.

This is a moving account of a country shaken by communism and anti-Semitism and haunted by recent atrocities, from "a distinguished writer whose vision of totalitarianism is close to Kafka's cloudy menace, universal yet internalized" (Richard Eder, The New York Times).

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Paperback Editions

December 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Captives
Author(s): Norman Manea
ISBN: 0-8112-2047-8 / 978-0-8112-2047-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: New Directions
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Kindle Editions

December 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Captives
Author(s): Norman Manea
Publisher: New Directions
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