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Jacques Chessex

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Books by Jacques Chessex
A Jew Must Die (2009)
3.51 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: Wie auch bei anderen Romanen von Chessex ist der Ausgangspunkt ein historisch verbürgtes Ereignis: Der antisemitisch motivierte Mord an einem Juden 1942 in Payerne, wo Chessex damals als 8jähriger lebte. Das Buch ist absolut lesenswert und Chessex tut was er immer macht: Er nimmt...
The Vampire of Ropraz (2009)
3 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: Chessex was the only non-French author to have received the Prix Goncourt by 1973 (he won another, for poetry, in 2004), and despite a large body of work there’s still little by him that’s available in English. This is a fictionalised account of a ghoulish but unsolved true myste...
El vampiro de Ropraz (2000)
3 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: The dust cover promises a "lyrical tale of fear and cruelty" and "a dose of poetry, of the aesthetics of sin, and of the metaphysics of the monster". I am perfectly willing to believe these things can be found in the original language, but in the translation much seems to be lost...
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