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The Dry Danube: A Hitler Forgery

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The Dry Danube presents Hitler's "memoir" of the years he spent as a failed art student in Vienna, just before World War One. Each of the book's four parts is a solid raving block of barbaric flourishes, free of paragraphing in its headlong rush of disgorged spleen."I wanted to get at H. before the violence sets in", West remarked. "But most of all I wanted to get the moti ...more
Hardcover, 152 pages
Published April 1st 2000 by New Directions Publishing Corporation (first published 2000)
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Apr 14, 2008 Dixon rated it really liked it
Crazy interesting. It really spoke to the idea of artist as bearing the artist's burden, the Van Gogh exemplified. It serves as an interesting prelude to the grand atrocity. Portrays Hitler as human, which is scary and reassuring simultaneously.
Mar 14, 2011 Ryan rated it really liked it
4 1/2 stars. Possibly 5 stars, if I were just a little smarter... (ro)
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Paul West (February 23, 1930) is an English-born novelist, literary historian and poet, the author of 24 novels, who has lived in America since the early 1960s. He now (in 2012) resides in upstate New York with his wife, the writer, poet and well-known naturalist Diane Ackerman. Paul, still remembered with affection by his old colleagues and friends in England as a big, jolly man, was born in Ecki
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