A CHILD OF OUR TIME by Odon von Horvath

A CHILD OF OUR TIME

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The same anonymous approach to existing conditions in a totalitarian state as in The Age of the Fish is maintained in this story of a 1914-baby, who has never known security, has been aimless, jobless, fertile soil for the ideals propagated by the Fatherland. It takes a stern lesson to show him the falsity of those teachings, and he plumbs the depths by which he and his fellow citizens are being duped, and it brings him to despair and suicide. Indictment of regime, losing drama through impersonality, but underlining horror through detachment of perspective.

Publisher: Dial