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The testament

On August 12, 1952, Russia's greatest Jewish writers were secretly executed by Stalin. In this remarkable blend of history and imagination, Paltiel Kossover meets the same fate but, unlike his real-life counterparts, he is permitted to leave a written testament. From a Jewish boyhood in pre-revolutionary Russia, Paltiel traveled down a road that embraced Communism, only to return to Russia and discover a Communist Party that had become his mortal enemy. Two decades later, Paltiel's son, Grisha, reads this precious record of his father's life and finds that it illuminates the shadowed planes of his own. Passionate and fierce, this story of a father's legacy to his son revisits some of the most dramatic events of our century, and confirms yet again Elie Wiesel's stature as "a writer of the highest moral imagination" (San Francisco Chronicle).

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  • "Grisha Kossover, arriving in Russia in 1972, twenty years after his father, poet Paltiel Kossover, was executed by Stalin, is finally able to read the written testament his parent left behind and finds that it illuminates the shadowed places of his own life."
  • "Fictional account of a Jewish poet living, mainly in Russia, during the first turbulent fifty years of the Twentieth Century."
  • "On August 12, 1952, Russia's greatest Jewish writers were secretly executed by Stalin. In this remarkable blend of history and imagination, Paltiel Kossover meets the same fate but, unlike his real-life counterparts, he is permitted to leave a written testament. From a Jewish boyhood in pre-revolutionary Russia, Paltiel traveled down a road that embraced Communism, only to return to Russia and discover a Communist Party that had become his mortal enemy. Two decades later, Paltiel's son, Grisha, reads this precious record of his father's life and finds that it illuminates the shadowed planes of his own. Passionate and fierce, this story of a father's legacy to his son revisits some of the most dramatic events of our century, and confirms yet again Elie Wiesel's stature as "a writer of the highest moral imagination" (San Francisco Chronicle)."@en
  • "On August 12, 1952, Russia's greatest Jewish writers were secretly executed by Stalin. In this remarkable blend of history and imagination, Paltiel Kossover meets the same fate but, unlike his real-life counterparts, he is permitted to leave a written testament. From a Jewish boyhood in pre-revolutionary Russia, Paltiel traveled down a road that embraced Communism, only to return to Russia and discover a Communist Party that had become his mortal enemy. Two decades later, Paltiel's son, Grisha, reads this precious record of his father's life and finds that it illuminates the shadowed planes of his own. --From publisher's description."
  • "Paltiel Kossover, a?mute poet" and witness to history, travels from his Jewish childhood in pre-revolutionary Russia to Paris and Berlin in the 1930's as the Nazis take power and Spain during its Civil War. On his journey he embraces communism only to return to Russia to be imprisoned. In his prison cell Paltiel writes his?testament', a long letter to the son he will never see again, an account of his life as a man?who lived a Communist and died a Jew." Encompassing Europe, and the history of the twentieth-century, Elie Wiesel pays tribute to the many writers killed by Stalin and in Pa."@en

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  • "History"@en
  • "History"
  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Fiction"
  • "Electronic books"
  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "Jewish fiction"@en
  • "Jewish fiction"

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  • "The testament"@en
  • "The testament"
  • "The Testament"@en
  • "The Testament"
  • "The testament : a novel"@en
  • "The testament a novel"@en
  • "The testament : a novel"