Named a New York Times Notable Book Winner of the PEN/Book-of-the-Month Club Translation Prize Winner of the Anne Frank Prize These shattering stories. A Scrap of Time and Other Stories has ratings and 28 reviews. Paul said: These bitter glimpses of the Holocaust in Poland ring like small folorn bell. A Scrap of Time and Other Stories (Jewish Lives) [Ida Fink, Francine Prose, Madeline G. Levine] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Named.
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A series of short stories based on actual events, that is, the event gave rise to the story, but the author, Ida Fink, never names names.
A Scrap of Time and Other Stories
In the introduction, she explains how her and others’ sense of time was altered from our typical time sense of hours, days, weeks, months to experiencing time in terms of Nazi “aktions” – “before the first “aktion”, “after the second aktion” etc. Ida Fink is a real master and if you want to tickle your nerves with something true and horrifying better read her then Stephen King.
You know that if someone should ring the doorbell one day when Mummy is at work, everything will depend on you? It goes on for a couple more paragraphs, but you get the picture.
Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Sep 20, Mark marked it as abandoned. All the stories are good, not a badly written one in the bunch. Books by Ida Fink. Selected pages Title Page. Ann was lucky enough to not look too Jewish.
In a minute or so, the father reappears from the bathroom. I did not finish the book feeling depressed if that makes a difference. One is not bothered of their shortness but is instead contempt. Her writing reminds me of a combination of Bruno Schulz and Sandra Cisneros.
Account Options Sign in. He says “I still need more time, he has to look for them longer. Apr 29, Marybeth rated it really liked it. Be the first to discover new talent! But scdap she saw the name of the title in Polish, she said the name hadn’t been changed at all — in Polish, that’s exactly what it means — A Scrap of Time.
A Scrap of Time and Other Stories by Ida Fink
It is a very intense book and one of the first in a very long while to make tiem cry. There was a problem adding your email address. Image donated by Northwestern University Press  Themes and motifs [ edit ]. Each story is different and deserves to be considered for lda while before beginning the next one.
How their lives came to revolve not around agricultural or cultural seasons, but by when people disappeared through these “aktions”. I sent it on a BookCrossing bookring and the participants comments are worth reading as well.
Read some, but very depressing stories.
Poignant, wrenching tales, told with skill and unwavering focus. Jan 03, Jaksen rated it it was amazing.
Northwestern University Press- Fiction – pages. The novel deals with the issue of the Holocaust: This book features a series of short memories of the days when the Nazis were decimating Polish people.
December 15, at 7: Who lived to tell the truth that became these pf December 15, at 8: Retrieved from ” https: Sometimes people would find a hiding place. The book imbues you with that desperation, fear and numbness of death without even depicting actual bestiality of that bloody mess.
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