Blameless

Blameless

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Claudio Magris's searing new novel ruthlessly confronts the human obsession with war and its savagery in every age and every country. His tale centers on a man whose maniacal devotion to the creation of a Museum of War involves both a horrible secret and the hope of redemption. Luisa Brooks, his museum's curator, a descendant of victims of Jewish exile and of black slavery, has a complex dilemma: will the collections she exhibits save humanity from repeating its tragic and violent past? Or might the display of articles of war actually valorize and memorialize evil atrocities? In Blameless Magris affirms his mastery of the novel form, interweaving multiple themes and traveling deftly through history. With a multitude of stories, the author investigates individual sorrow, the societal burden of justice aborted, and the ways in which memory and historical evidence are sabotaged or sometimes salvaged.
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
Multiscript Copyrightdate: 017
ISBN: 9780300218480
0300218486
Branch Call Number: FICTION MAGRIS 2017
Characteristics: xii, 349 pages ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Appel, Anne Milano - Translator

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