The Seventh Well

; Michael Hofmann (Oversetter)

The Seventh Well is a short autobiographical novel, its loose, episodic chapters covering the period of 1942-5, which the author spent in German concentration camps. Flashbacks recall his early internment in France, and the book closes with the liberation of Buchenwald in April 1945. Les mer
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The Seventh Well is a short autobiographical novel, its loose, episodic chapters covering the period of 1942-5, which the author spent in German concentration camps. Flashbacks recall his early internment in France, and the book closes with the liberation of Buchenwald in April 1945. Rather than focus on his own story though, Fred Wander describes the lives and deaths of his fellow internees - the creative power of his story-telling invests their deaths with dignity and keeps their memories alive. It was first published in 1971, then reissued with a new afterword to great acclaim in Germany in 2005, the year before the author died aged ninety. This new translation by acclaimed translator and poet Michael Hofmann captures the power and physicality of his language.

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'A remarkable addition to Holocaust literature' Literary ReviewFRED WANDER was born in Vienna in 1916. He survived Auschwitz, Buchenwald and several other concentration camps. In 1955, he moved to the GDR to study at the Literature Institute in Leipzig, returning to Vienna in 1980.He received the Theodor Kramer Prize in 2003.Fred Wander died in 2006.

MICHAEL HOFMANN is the highly acclaimed translator of Joseph Roth, Wolfgang Koeppen, Kafka and Brecht and the author of several books of poems and a book of criticism. He lives in London and Hamburg.