The Portage to San Cristobal of A.H. by George Steiner

The Portage to San Cristobal of A.H. by George SteinerThe book at Amazon

Hitler is alive and well, if not a bit wrinkled, and he’s living in the Amazon jungle thirty years after the end of the Holocaust. Who better than a group of Jewish Nazi hunters to bring him to justice?

And thus you have the plot of George Steiner’s surreal and provocative 1981 novella The Portage to San Cristobal of A.H. The plot is gripping but this is no pulp novel. Steiner, a French-born novelist, critic, and philosopher, has long been obsessed with the power of language to corrupt and command, and The Portage simply bathes in such themes. “You can use human speech both to bless, to love, to build, to forgive,” he said in an interview, “and also to torture, to hate, to destroy and to annihilate.”

Source: Jewniverse

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