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  • Author:
    Vikram Seth
  • ISBN:
    1552786129
  • ISBN13:
    978-1552786123
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  • Publisher:
    McArthur & Company; First Printing edition (2006)
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    Europe
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Vikram Seth has woven together their astonishing story, which recounts the arrival into this childless couple's lives of their great-nephew from India - the teenage student Vikram Seth

A heartrending new book - the story of a marriage and the story of two. Vikram Seth has woven together their astonishing story, which recounts the arrival into this childless couple's lives of their great-nephew from India - the teenage student Vikram Seth. The result is an extraordinary tapestry of India, the Third Reich and the Second World War, Auschwitz and the Holocaust, Israel and Palestine, postwar Germany and 1970s Britain.

Vikram Seth CBE (born 20 June 1952) is an Indian novelist and poet. He has written several novels and poetry books. He has received several awards such as Padma Shri, Sahitya Academy Award, Pravasi Bharatiya Samman, WH Smith Literary Award and Crossword Book Award.

Only 9 left in stock (more on the way). Vikram Seth has written acclaimed books in several genres: verse novel, The Golden Gate; travel book, From Heaven Lake; animal fables, Beastly Tales; epic fiction, A Suitable Boy. His most recent novel, An Equal Music, was published in 1999. He lives in England and India.

Vikram Seth has woven together their astonishing story, which recounts the arrival into this childless couple's lives of their great-nephew from India - the teenage student Vikram Seth.

Two Lives is a fitting memorial of an extraordinary couple, says Blake Morrison. A trunk full of letters helped Vikram Seth to reconstruct the story of his great-aunt Henny and his great-uncle Shanti. Two Lives is a fitting memorial of an extraordinary couple, says Blake Morrison. Fri 16 Sep 2005 1. 5 EDT First published on Fri 16 Sep 2005 1. 5 EDT.

by. Seth, Vikram, 1952-. Shanti Behari Seth, brought up in India, was sent by his family in the 1930s to Berlin-though he could not speak a word of German-to study medicine and dentistry. Helga Gerda Caro, known to everyone as "Henny" was also born in 1908, in Berlin, to a Jewish family-cultured, patriotic, and intensely German. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

Two Lives: A Memoir is the first Vikram Seth book I've read (I seem to be making a habit of introducing myself to. .

Two Lives: A Memoir is the first Vikram Seth book I've read (I seem to be making a habit of introducing myself to authors who primarily write fiction by reading their non-fiction work; the only.

TWO LIVES tells the remarkable story of Seth& great uncle and aunt . His great uncle Shanti left India for medical school in Berlin in the 1930s and lodged with a German Jewish family. During his own adolescence in England, Vikram Seth lived with Shanti and Henny and came to know and love them deeply. His is the third life in this story of TWO LIVES. This is also a book about history, encompassing as it does many of the most significant themes and events in the 20th century, whose currents are reflected in the lives of Shanti, Henny and their family: from the Raj and the Indian freedom movement to the Third Reich, the Holocaust and British postwar society.

Widely acclaimed as one of the world's greatest living writers, Vikram Seth - author of the international bestseller A Suitable Boy - tells the heartrending true story of a friendship, a marriage, and a century.

TWO LIVES tells the remarkable story of Seth's great uncle and aunt. In the household was a daughter, Henny, who urged her mother 'not to take the blackie'. But a friendship developed and each managed to leave Germany and found their way to Britain as the Nazis rose to power. Shanti joined the army and lost his right arm at the battle of Monte Cassino, while Henny (whose family were to die in the camps) made a life for herself in her adopted country.


Avarm
This is a memoir of Vikram Seth's aunt's and uncle's lives from the 1930s till the end of the last century--An Indian uncle--a dentist in London after the war--and his German Jewish wife and the trials they faced and the love they shared throughout their lives.

He lived with them in suburban London for several years as a young man. He is a great writer. His description of the horrors of Nazi treatment of German Jews (his aunt's family in particular) up till the end of WWII is very moving and heartbreaking.
Hatе&love
Vikram Seth has moved from an extraordinary novel in verse, "The

Golden Gate", to a monumental work of fiction. "A Suitable Boy",

and now to a meticulously researched biography, "Two Lives".

The two lives are those of his Asian Indian grand-uncle and his

German Jewish wife.

The book is of immediate interest because of the detail it gives

on living in pre-Hitler Germany, Hitler's Germany,World War II

as experienced by the dentist uncle,the Holocaust in which mother and sister of the Jewish wife are destroyed, and post-war

Germany.

The author is meticulous to the extent that he visits the battle-

ground in Monte Cassino where the uncle lost his right arm, and

on a visit to Israel tracks down the names and transports which carried his wife's mother and sister to their deaths.

The book has thought-provoking commentary on the legacy of Germany, and on the married life of two very dissimilar people.

The book is recommended reading for those interested in pre- and

post-war Europe, in the courage of ordinary mankind as exemplified by the dentist uncle, and in the integrity of his wife.

It is a long and detailed book but the reader's interest rarely flags.
Naa
This is really two stories, one about an Indian dentist who marries a Jewish woman in Germany in the pre-WW II period, and the second about the Holocaust experience of his wife's family. The first tale is great, the second is oft-told. Nonetheless, I would buy the book just to read the first half, especially the part about the dentist continuing his practice even after he lost a hand In World War I!
ARE
An interesting book written by the author of a" A Suitable Boy". The book Traces the life of the author's uncle from his upbringing in India to his marriage in Germany to a Jewish woman whose family is killed in the Holocaust by the Nazis. It is their so called "love story".
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inform
Excellent story of two very interesting people told by a nephew. Their journeys are amazing. We learn of their lives and experiences through correspondences and the nephew.
xander
Vikram Seth is an extraordinary writer, and the audio version of this true story is very good.
Levion
....This is a good read about a fascinating family and period in history. It trailed off in the end to an unnecessarily detailed account of the last days of the couple. Could have used more editing.
Vikram Seth is the consummate story-teller. I so enjoy reading his work. This moving book is about his uncle and his aunt, their extraordinary meeting in pre-war Europe and their life together; two people from more different backgrounds would be difficult to find - particularly in those times. I'll read this again one day.