Pushing Time Away: My Grandfather and the Tragedy of Jewish Vienna by Peter Singer

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Pushing Time Away: My Grandfather and the Tragedy of Jewish Vienna

'“Pushing Time Away is suffused with the melancholy fog of Vienna on a winter afternoon. It has all the power of a great novel. Written in calm, understated prose, it is resonant of The Reader by Bernhard Schlink or An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro. . . . An extraordinary work.” —The New York Times   “Fascinating . . . Singer’s moving book, haunted from the beginning by its terrible end, constitutes a revolt against the anonymity of the Holocaust’s grim statistics.” —The New Yorker   “Touching, thoughtful, and profound . . . few books of this sort have been as clearly and thus as beautifully written.” —The Washington Post   “There is something profoundly moving about this most acute, influential, and controversial of ethical thinkers reliving David Oppenheim’s life of moral and intellectual richness and his response, as a Jew, to the catastrophe of Nazism.” —David Edmonds and John Eidinow, authors of Wittgenstein’s Poker   “Peter Singer has brought to life with marvelous intensity the pre-war Vienna that was his grandparents’ home and, more particularly, the extraordinary Jewish community from which they came. The book is an act of defiance against those who sought to erase that community; and it is also a powerful work of emotional and intellectual engagements and a stunning memorial.” —Kwame Anthony Appiah, winner of the National Humanities Medal   “Oppenheim’s is a wonderful story, well told in Singer’s lucid, unadorned prose.” —The Jerusalem Post   “An altogether engrossing, multilevel journey. Singer richly recaptures the sparkling intellectual and social life, and the ultimate tragedy, of Viennese Jews.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review   “Singer’s book is an exceptional eulogy to his grandfather.” —Booklist   “Engrossing.” —The Jewish Daily Forward'
'“Pushing Time Away is suffused with the melancholy fog of Vienna on a winter afternoon. It has all the power of a great novel. Written in calm, understated prose, it is resonant of The Reader by Bernhard Schlink or An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro. . . . An extraordinary work.” —The New York Times   “Fascinating . . . Singer’s moving book, haunted from the beginning by its terrible end, constitutes a revolt against the anonymity of the Holocaust’s grim statistics.” —The New Yorker   “Touching, thoughtful, and profound . . . few books of this sort have been as clearly and thus as beautifully written.” —The Washington Post   “There is something profoundly moving about this most acute, influential, and controversial of ethical thinkers reliving David Oppenheim’s life of moral and intellectual richness and his response, as a Jew, to the catastrophe of Nazism.” —David Edmonds and John Eidinow, authors of Wittgenstein’s Poker   “Peter Singer has brought to life with marvelous intensity the pre-war Vienna that was his grandparents’ home and, more particularly, the extraordinary Jewish community from which they came. The book is an act of defiance against those who sought to erase that community; and it is also a powerful work of emotional and intellectual engagements and a stunning memorial.” —Kwame Anthony Appiah, winner of the National Humanities Medal   “Oppenheim’s is a wonderful story, well told in Singer’s lucid, unadorned prose.” —The Jerusalem Post   “An altogether engrossing, multilevel journey. Singer richly recaptures the sparkling intellectual and social life, and the ultimate tragedy, of Viennese Jews.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review   “Singer’s book is an exceptional eulogy to his grandfather.” —Booklist   “Engrossing.” —The Jewish Daily Forward'
Publisher: Open Road Media ISBN: 9781504005081 Pages: 266