The Canvas by Benjamin Stein

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The Canvas is an engaging read guardedly recommended to psychological mystery enthusiasts, especially ones with strong Judaic studies backgrounds.
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Loosely based on the true story of Binjamin Wilkomirski, whose fabricated 1995 Holocaust memoir transfixed the reading public, The Canvas is a mind-bending investigation of memory, identity, truth, and delusion, whose meaning depends on which side of the book you start with.

 

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Benjamin Stein grew up in East Berlin and has worked as an editor and correspondent for various computer magazines. He owns the author-run publishing house Editin Neue Moderne and writes the literary weblog "Turmsegler." Brian Zumhagen has been a weekend anchor at WNYC since 2003. He received a grant from the Arthur F. Burns Fellowship to produce radio features for the twentieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The Canvas is his first book translation.
 
Published September 26, 2012 by Open Letter. 342 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction
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Reviewed by David Cooper on Sep 26 2012

The Canvas is an engaging read guardedly recommended to psychological mystery enthusiasts, especially ones with strong Judaic studies backgrounds.

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