Title: Tomi: A Childhood Under the Nazis
Publisher: Roberts Rinehart Publishers
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Very Good +; 1998. Signed 1st edition. Small 4to. Inscribed to author Philip Roth by Ungerer on front free end paper. Full bound grey paper with blind stamped titles. Numerous color photographs and illustrations throughout. Boards show shelfwear with chipping to paper on corners and spine ends, otherwise clean and crisp. DJ clean with tiny creases on corners and spine ends. Bookseller Inventory # 932547
Synopsis: Previously published to wide acclaim in France and Germany, "Tomi: A Childhood Under the Nazis" is lavishly illustrated with documents, photos, writings, and artwork that describe the Nazi phenomonon up close--from a child's innocent but surprisingly discerning perspective. 60 photos, 40 in color.
From Kirkus Reviews: One of the minences grises of children's literature recasts memoirs originally published in French and German for this lively, sardonic account of the multiple occupations of his native Alsace in WWII. Ungerer views those ``absurd and tragic time s'' from both adult and childish perspectives, recalling his mother's taste for practical jokes and unfailing ability to charm her way around the demands of officialdom, describing the radical changes imposed on every aspect of daily life by the Nazis and the quiet, clever Alsatian resistance, regarding all of the armies, including the ``gallinaceous'' French and aloof, insensitive American, as invadersif sometimes welcome ones. Due in part to his own family's habit of never throwing anything away, and in part to gifts from readers of the foreign-language editions, the author supplies a mind-boggling array of illustrations: photos, postcards, cartoons, advertisements, stamps, posters, old school assignments, childhood drawings, propaganda leaflets, souven irs, and more, many reproduced in full-color, nearly all at least partly translated in explanatory captions. Ungerer does not deny the prison camps, anti-Semitism, and general terror of the experience, but serves up more tributes here than indictmentsand by looking for the humor, or at least the irony, in every situation, he effectively demonstrates the triumph of spirit over circumstance. (Memoir. 11-15) -- Copyright ©1998, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
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