You Are Not Like Other Mothers
As a young woman, Else made two promises to herself: to live life to the fullest, and to have a child with every man she loves. So here, too, are the stories of Fritz, Hans, and Erichhusbands, companions, lovers, and emissaries of a world in which men repeatedly prove themselves inadequate. Here are the stories of Peter, Bettina, and Angelika, Elses three children. Here, too, is World War I, and then the roaring twentiesthat prolonged orgy of concerts, plays, cabarets, and parties. Here are the ominous 1930s and the advent of Nazism, the dreadful racial laws, and, for Else, a Jew, exile in Bulgaria. But these dark years are also a time of experimentation, during which Else and her coevals explore alternative modes of interpersonal relationships. All these stories and their various players are held together by the forceful figure of a woman who is larger than life.
  • Publisher: Europa Editions
  • Publication date: 13/05/2021
  • ISBN: 9781787703056
  • Page extent: 544
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 198 mm x 129 mm
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