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By Anna Seghers

Anna Seghers’s Transit is an existential, political, literary mystery that explores the agonies of boredom, the energy of storytelling, and the plight of the exile with notable compassion and insight.

Having escaped from a Nazi focus camp in Germany in 1937, and later a camp in Rouen, the anonymous twenty-seven-year-old German narrator of Seghers’s multilayered masterpiece results in the dusty seaport of Marseille. alongside the way in which he's requested to convey a letter to a guy named Weidel in Paris and discovers Weidel has dedicated suicide, forsaking a suitcase containing letters and the manuscript of a singular. As he makes his solution to Marseille to discover Weidel’s widow, the narrator assumes the identification of a refugee named Seidler, notwithstanding the gurus imagine he's relatively Weidel. There within the significant ready room of Marseille, the narrator converses with the refugees, hearing their tales over pizza and wine, whereas additionally steadily piecing jointly the tale of Weidel, whose manuscript has shattered the narrator’s “deathly boredom,” bringing him to a deeper information of the transitory international the refugees inhabit as they wait and look forward to that almost all priceless of possessions: transit papers.

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Shang shu 尚書 (hallowed writings of antiquity) 823 Jin Zhaozi 金兆梓. “Jinwen Shang shu lun” 今文尚書論. Xuelin 1 (1940): 65–81; rpt. in Jin Zhaozi. Chun’an zhixue leigao 芚厂治學類稿, 243–73. Shanghai: Zhong­ hua shuju, 1949. Jin Zhaozi 金兆梓. “Jinwen Shang shu xulun” 今文尚書緒論. Xuelin 5 (1941): 177– 97; rpt. Jin Zhaozi. Chun’an zhixue leigao, 274–310. Wu Kang 吳康. Shang shu dagang 尚書大綱. Changsha: Shangwu yinshuguan, 1941; rpt. Taipei: Shangwu yinshuguan, 1953. Chu T’ing-hsien 朱廷獻, ed. Shang shu yanjiu lunji 尚書研究論集.

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