The Jewish Messiah: A Novel by ARNON GRUNBERGThe Jewish Messiah: A Novel by ARNON GRUNBERG

The Jewish Messiah: A Novel

byARNON GRUNBERGTranslated bySam Garrett

Paperback | February 24, 2009

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The new novel by the internationally acclaimed author- "a farce of nuclear proportions"(Vanity Fair)

Arnon Grunberg is one of the most subtly outrageous provocateurs in world literature. The Jewish Messiah, which chronicles the evolution of one Xavier Radek from malcontent grandson of a former SS officer, to Jewish convert, to co- translator of Hitler's Mein Kampf into Yiddish, to Israeli politician and Israel's most unlikely prime minister, is his most outrageous work yet. Taking on the most well-guarded pieties and taboos of our age, The Jewish Messiah is both a great love story and a grotesque farce that forces a profound reckoning with the limits of human guilt, cruelty, and suffering. It is without question Arnon Grunberg's masterpiece.
Arnon Grunberg is the author of Blue Mondays, an international bestseller that won the Anton Wachter Prize for a debut novel. He is also the author of Phantom Pain, which won the AKO Prize (the Dutch equivalent of the Booker). He currently lives in New York City.Sam Garrett has won prizes and appeared on short lists for some of the wor...
Title:The Jewish Messiah: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:February 24, 2009Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143114972

ISBN - 13:9780143114970

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Editorial Reviews

"Grunberg rejects self-serving existentialism, confronts real-world torture, genocide, terrorism, and personal crimes of the heart, and he infuses his visceral, wily satire with biblical fury." -Los Angeles Times "Arnon Grunberg is known for writing incendiary novels, but...The Jewish Messiah pushes his bleak sense of humor into new realms....Much more than an impolite screed; Grunberg wants to incite dialogue, not controversy."- Time Out New York