Tidings: A Novel by Ernst WiechertTidings: A Novel by Ernst Wiechert

Tidings: A Novel

byErnst Wiechert

Perfect | September 22, 2014

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One of Germany's literary giants, Ernst Emil Wiechert (1887-1950) was thrown into Buchenwald concentration camp for publicly backing anti-Nazi pastor Martin Niemöller. His final novel, published posthumously, deals with the aftermath of the Holocaust - how the survivors, both victims and perpetrators, seek healing and redemption as they pick up the shattered pieces of their world.

Evoking comparisons to the Russian greats Dostoyevsky and Tolstoy, Wiechert displays an uncommon depth of insight into the human condition at its most degenerate and it ennobling best - an understanding born of his own suffering and quest for rebirth. His novel is peopled with rich and complex characters and charged with both violent feelings and spiritual hunger.

First published in 1950 as Missa Sine Nomine (Mass Without a Name), Tidings deserves its place among the masterpieces of European literature.
One of the most widely read German literary figures of the 1930s and 1940s (he wrote 60 books in his 63 years), Ernst Emil Wiechert was thrown into Buchenwald concentration camp for publicly opposing the Nazis. His final novel, Tidings, deals with post-war Germany's guilt, healing, and redemption.
Title:Tidings: A NovelFormat:PerfectDimensions:360 pages, 8 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:September 22, 2014Publisher:Plough Publishing HouseLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0874866359

ISBN - 13:9780874866353

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One of the last of a vanished breed of German writers - romantic in feeling, mystical in outlook, spendthrift in prose.Wiechert presses home his message with intense sincerity.