The unfinishable

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April 2012, no. 340

There Stands My House: A memoir by Hans Keilson

Scribe, $24.95 pb, 128 pp

The unfinishable

by
April 2012, no. 340

For the unacquainted reader, a few facts about Hans Keilson, author of There Stands My House: A Memoir. A German Jew, Keilson fled the Nazis for the Netherlands in 1936. After the war he wrote and published two novels, Comedy in a Minor Key (1947) and The Death of the Adversary (1959), both of which were unread for decades but which have now been rediscovered and received as masterpieces in the Anglophone world. Keilson also had a long, accomplished career as a psychiatrist, specialising in the treatment of children traumatised by war. He died on 31 May 2011 at the age of 101. Scribe is the first house to publish his memoir in English.

William Heyward reviews 'There Stands My House: A memoir' by Hans Keilson

There Stands My House: A memoir

by Hans Keilson

Scribe, $24.95 pb, 128 pp

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