Der Tod des Widersachers

Hans Keilson

Publisher: verlag Georg Westermann


At the centre of this thrilling and subtly human novel are a young Jew, in search of his purpose and way in life, and the political social climber B., whose propaganda slowly creates a threatening, oppressive, and deeply anti-Semitic atmosphere. The symbiotic, yes, even fateful relationship between the perpetrator and the victim is analysed by way of clear observation and the author’s literary talent elevates this novel into a universal human parable.