Latecomers (Paperback)

Author: Brookner, Anita

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A novel about the 50-year friendship of two dissimilar German refugees brought over to England as children from Nazi Germany. Their friendship becomes a funny yet touching model for the ways in which human beings come to terms with the tragedy of living.

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Publisher Random House
Mfg Part# 9780679726685
SKU 30117978
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0679726683
Release Date 4/16/2007
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 8H x 5.25L x 0.5T
Author Info
Anita Brookner
The only child of two Polish Jews, Anita Brookner was extremely fond of her difficult and elusive parents and still describes herself as a "grown-up orphan" and a supremely lonely person. A precocious reader, Brookner was introduced to the classics of English literature by her father, and went on to study history at the University of London. She later gained a Ph.D. in art history and lived and studied in Paris for three years. She served for many years on the faculty of the Courtauld Institute in London and has published several books on 18th- and 19th-century French art, on which she is a recognized expert. She began writing novels during her summer vacations (as she says, to keep from feeling sorry for herself because she had nothing to do) and eventually gave up her career as an art historian to be a full-time novelist. Her books have won many honors, including the Booker Prize.
Praise
"An extraordinarily eloquent novel, full of pleasures as well as lessons."
"Brookner's most touching novel."
"The mood of time's passage is gentle, rueful and tender...and the prose a perpetual delight."
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Annotation Two men who, as children, lost their parents during the Holocaust, end up in England--"latecomers"--where they grow up together, marry, go into business, and grow old. Hartman is pleasure-loving, Fibich more ascetic and introspective, but their long friendship continues in spite of their differences, their sometimes competing goals and fears, and their mixed feelings about their survival in a world of horror.
Editors Note A novel about the 50-year friendship of two dissimilar German refugees brought over to England as children from Nazi Germany. Their friendship becomes a funny yet touching model for the ways in which human beings come to terms with the tragedy of living.
Editors Note 2 As children, Fibich and Hartmann were smuggled out of Nazi Germany and taken to London. They would never see their parents again. This moving portrait describes the lives of these two children, their marriages, their greeting card business, and their life-long friendship.
Editors Note 3 Hartmann and Fibich, two lifelong friends separated from their parents when they are brought out of Nazi Germany, respond differently to the pain of separation
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Number of Pages 0256
Publisher Vintage Books
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