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Fictitious Identities

Anat Feinberg
Maya's parents fled from the Nazis and settled in Tel Aviv. She herself moves to Germany with her husband and son. There Maya falls in love with Klaus Stern, a visiting American academic whose memoirs indicate a Jewish origin.
The unfolding story of Klaus and Maya’s love is interwoven with passages from Klaus' memoirs, through which she tries to solve the riddle of his personality. She also reads the diary of her husband's father, who cannot forgive his son for living in Germany and choosing the rootless existence of the wandering Jew.

Fictitious Identities was praised both for the uncommon themes it explores and its intricate narrative structure. Nava Semel, writing in Ha'aretz, remarked: "In my opinion, the warm and exciting exchange between Klaus and Maya is beautiful."
Fictitious Identities
Title Fictitious Identities
Author’s Last Name Feinberg
Author's First Name Anat
Language(s) Hebrew, German
Genre novel
Publisher (Hebrew) Sifriat Poalim/ Yedioth Ahronoth
Year of Publication (Hebrew) 1995
No. Pages 220 pp.
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Zehuyot Bduyot
Representation Represented by ITHL

Translations

German: Gerlingen, Bleicher, 1997; pback: Berlin, Aufbau, 1999

 
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