Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Unloved: From the Diary of Perla S.” as Want to Read:
The Unloved: From the Diary of Perla S.
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

The Unloved: From the Diary of Perla S.

4.07 of 5 stars 4.07  ·  rating details  ·  57 ratings  ·  0 reviews
Winner of the National Jewish Book Award for Fiction

Perla S. is a beautiful seventeen-year-old girl who, while interred in the Theresienstadt concentration camp, becomes a prostitute. Capturing Perla's voice through a series of diary entries, Arnost Lustig shows how she maintains her integrity, honesty, and hope amidst lies and horror. This first paperback edition has been
...more
Paperback, 173 pages
Published October 7th 1996 by Northwestern University Press (first published January 1st 1985)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Unloved, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Unloved

Night by Elie WieselThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankMan's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. FranklThe Camp by Greg HairSurvival in Auschwitz by Primo Levi
Best Holocaust Literature
16th out of 45 books — 71 voters
Frankenstein by Mary ShelleyDoctor Faustus by Christopher MarloweAlice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis CarrollDracula by Bram StokerOthello by William Shakespeare
Books I Read At University/College
183rd out of 550 books — 57 voters


More lists with this book...

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 102)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
« previous 1 3 4 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
227648
Arnošt Lustig (born 21 December 1926 in Prague) is a renowned Czech Jewish author of novels, short stories, plays, and screenplays whose works have often involved the Holocaust.

As a Jewish boy in Czechoslovakia during World War II, he was sent in 1942 to the Theresienstadt concentration camp, from where he was later transported to the Auschwitz concentration camp, followed by time in the Buchenwal
...more
More about Arnošt Lustig...
A Prayer for Katerina Horovitzova Lovely Green Eyes Diamonds of the Night  Dita Saxova Darkness Casts No Shadow

Share This Book