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The Author of Himself:
The Life of Marcel Reich-Ranicki
Marcel Reich-Ranicki
With a foreword by Jack Zipes

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ADDITIONAL REVIEWS:

"An unforgettable piece of Holocaust literature that forces the reader to consider the long-term effects of unimaginable loss."--Elaine Margolin, Partisan Review

"[Reich-Ranicki] is an eloquent, thoughtful critic, prodigiously well read in German language literature, who, despite the loss of his family in the Holocaust and his experiences in the Warsaw ghetto, never lost his passion for that literature. That enduring love is the cornerstone of his autobiography."--Tess Lewis, The New Criterion

ADDITIONAL ENDORSEMENTS:

"This is an extraordinary autobiography written in a unique style that is very smooth, conversational, and frank. Reich-Ranicki is the most important literary critic on the German scene and has had a singular influence on German culture. His life reads like a novel."--Jack Zipes, University of Minnesota

"This is a remarkable book. Reich-Ranicki has produced a beautifully written and sharply observed testament to a lifelong love/hate relationship with the Germany that fascinated him as a youth, destroyed his family and his prewar world, and finally--ambivalently and deeply ironically--anointed him as its pope of literature."--Atina Grossmann, Cooper Union

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