Hans Keilson





Hans Keilson

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born
in Germany
December 12, 1909

died
May 31, 2011

gender
male

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Hans Keilson is the author of Comedy in a Minor Key and The Death of the Adversary. Born in Germany in 1909, he published his first novel in 1933. During World War II he joined the Dutch resistance. Later, as a psychotherapist, he pioneered the treatment of war trauma in children. In a 2010 New York Times review, Francine Prose called Keilson a “genius” and “one of the world’s very greatest writers.” He died in 2011 at the age of 101.

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Comedy in a Minor Key
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3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 1,183 ratings — published 1947 — 21 editions
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The Death of the Adversary
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3.59 of 5 stars 3.59 avg rating — 460 ratings — published 1959 — 16 editions
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Life Goes On
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3.41 of 5 stars 3.41 avg rating — 158 ratings — published 1933 — 6 editions
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Da Steht Mein Haus: Erinner...
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3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 2011 — 6 editions
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Wohin Die Sprache Nicht Rei...
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Werke In Zwei Bänden
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Sequentielle Traumatisierun...
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There Stands My House: a me...
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Tagebuch 1944: Und 46 Sonette
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Dagboek 1944
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“I always knew that words are suitcases with false bottoms.”
Hans Keilson, The Death of the Adversary
tags: words

“Love, beauty, dignity: all that was only put on, so that whoever approached the glowing embers in reverence would not singe his grasping hands and thirsting lips. But wherever violence and annihilation tore away the protective covering, the undaunted heart was thrown into turmoil and could not rest until new costumes had formed, new threads has been spun, to make and raise up what was shameful and venerable.”
Hans Keilson, Comedy in a Minor Key

“He had defended himself against death from without, and then it had carried him off from within.”
Hans Keilson