Review: The Class – Herman Ungar

I read The Class on the recommendation of Stewart at Booklit and was not disappointed by this complex psychological study of a school teacher.

Ungar was a Czech member of the Prague Circle of modernist German-Jewish writers.  I enjoy reading these writers for their glimpses into a highly literary world of coffee-houses and late-night kitchen-table [...]

Review: The Maimed – Herman Ungar

I enjoy reading the literature of early 20th century Eastern Europe but sometimes find myself travelling into very strange places with writers such as Ungar.  However, Thomas Mann wrote of The Maimed, “a masterpiece that would be honoured in any classic oeuvre”, while Will Stone in the Times Literary Supplement wrote “It is a mystery [...]