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Ida Fink's first collection of short stories, A Scrap of Time, was universally hailed as a masterpiece. Traces continues...

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Details of Traces, Stories

Exact title of the book
Traces, Stories
Book author
Ida Fink
Book edition
Paperback
Number of pages
224 pages
Language
English
Published
June 15th 1998 by Holt McDougal
File size (in PDF)
896 kB
Traces, Stories

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Ida Fink's first collection of short stories, A Scrap of Time, was universally hailed as a masterpiece. Traces continues Fink's portrait of life in Nazi-occupied Poland, of men and women otherwise buried in the anonymous statistics of war and genocide. It is Fink's special art to show that even the Holocaust had its everyday life, where death and daily routine shared the same cramped quarters.

In spare, intense prose, Fink records the modest acts of courage, and the delicate shifts in consciousness amidst unimaginable horror. She shows us as well the survivor's desperate search for traces or clues: a torn piece of paper, a half-forgotten address, initials carved into a windowsill, any mention, any at all, of a loved one. Unsparing, elegiac and ironic, these seemingly simple stories present the complexity of life as it was lived in the darkest days of our century.