The Book of Blam by Aleksandar Tišma

By Aleksandar Tišma

The ebook of Blam, Aleksandar Tišma’s “extended kaddish . . . [his] masterpiece” (Kirkus Reviews), is a modern day retelling of the e-book of task. The struggle is over. Miroslav Blam walks alongside the previous Jew highway, and he recalls. He recollects Aaron Grün, the hunchbacked watchmaker; and Eduard Fiker, a lamp service provider; and Jakob Mentele, a range more fit; and Arthur Spitzer, a grocer, who performed beginner football and had non-Jewish buddies; and Sándor Vértes, a legal professional who used to be a Communist. All useless. As are his more youthful sister and his ally, a Serb, either one of whom joined the resistance move; and his mom and father within the notorious Novi unhappy raid in January 1942—when the Hungarian Arrow pass done 1,400 Jews and Serbs at the banks of the Danube and tossed them into the river.

Blam lives. The struggle he survived is just not over for him.

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