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The Author of Himself: The Life of Marcel Reich-Ranicki

Marcel Reich-Ranicki


The author of this book was born into a Jewish family in Poland in 1920, and he moved to Berlin as a boy. There he discovered his passion for literature and began a complex affair with German culture. In 1938, his family was deported back to Poland, where German occupation forced him into the Warsaw Ghetto. As a member of the Jewish resistance, a translator for the Jewish Council, and a man who personally experienced the ghetto's inhumane conditions, the author gained both a bird's-eye and ground-level view of Nazi barbarism. His account of this episode is among the most compelling and dramati ... More

Keywords: German–Jewish relations, German culture, German occupation, Warsaw Ghetto, Jewish resistance, Nazi barbarism, German literature

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780691206066
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691206066.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marcel Reich-Ranicki, author

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