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by Leo Perutz

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ISBN:
0002717425
Author:
Leo Perutz
Language:
English
Publisher:
William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd.; First English Edition edition (1990)
Pages:
160 pages
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4.4
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Apparently, Leo Perutz was fond of mixing history with fantasy or fable, and in "Saint Peter's Snow," the mixing of the two is splendidly done, though this feature isn't really evident in the novel until mid-way through.

Apparently, Leo Perutz was fond of mixing history with fantasy or fable, and in "Saint Peter's Snow," the mixing of the two is splendidly done, though this feature isn't really evident in the novel until mid-way through. And while this talent for seamless blending between history and fable is exhibited here, it exists separately from the theme of the novel, much as the Jew remains separate from the culture in which he lives.

Leo Pertuz, much admired by Jorge Luis Borges, Italo Calvino, Ian Fleming, and Graham Greene, offers a mystery .

Leo Pertuz, much admired by Jorge Luis Borges, Italo Calvino, Ian Fleming, and Graham Greene, offers a mystery of identity and a fable of faith and political fervor. Banned by the Nazis when it was first published in 1933, Saint Peter’s Snow is an elegant novel that is taut with suspense and full of Old World irony and humor. Rich in narrative and erotic suspense.

Saint Peter's Snow book. Saint Peter’s Snow is typical of Perutz’s storytelling mastery: extraordinarily rich and elegant fiction that is taut with suspense, full of Old World irony and humor.

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Leo Perutz is the author of eleven novels that attracted the admiration of such writers as Graham Greene, Ian Fleming, Italo Calvino, and Jorge Luis Borges. Saint Peter's Snow - Leo Perutz. He was born in Prague in 1882 and lived in Vienna until the Nazi Anschluss, when he fled to Palestine. He returned to Austria in the fifties and died in 1957. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere.

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Leo Perutz Saint Peter's Snow. Price for Eshop: 389 Kč (€ 1. ). And what of the secret experiment to make a mind-altering drug from a white mildew occurring on wheat-a mildew called Saint Peter's Snow? Ask question. You can ask us about this book and we'll send an answer to your e-mail.

Leo Perutz is the author of eleven novels that attracted the admiration of such writers as Graham Greene, Ian Fleming, Italo Calvino, and Jorge Luis Borges

Leo Perutz is the author of eleven novels that attracted the admiration of such writers as Graham Greene, Ian Fleming, Italo Calvino, and Jorge Luis Borges.

  • Swift Summer
A prescient description of a substance that is like LSD, written before the synthesis and discovery of LSD. Many interesting parallels, a real historical gem and a near paranormal precognitive masterpiece of a novel.
  • Adrielmeena
For those of you who have already awaken to the weaponization of food and medicine for the control of the mind, this novel will not disappoint. And, it may even open new doors and perceptions on how this was done in the past and done today.
  • Nilarius
Good and easy read. Very suitable for a film, which already exists. Incredible premonition of future events like LSD discovery and mind control experiments. A lot of sexual tension.
  • Tygolar
Great premise, not much character development, approaches some amount of psychological suspense which ultimately deflates in ambiguity. Historiographic relevance aside, you might read a synopsis instead and delve into biological origins of mediaeval religious hysteria.
  • Samut
A short little text with entirely too much talkity talk talk. There are some interesting notes about history. Especially about the history of certain royal families. And there definetely seems to be some very interesting stuff regarding the origin of a drug which seems suspiciously similar to LSD. But these interdasting bits are surrounded by entirely too much stuff that goes nowhere.

Still, I would say it is a must read for anyone who wants to understand the origin of narcotics as a means of societal control.
  • Blackbrand
This review is for: Saint Peter's Snow by Leo Perutz (Hardcover)

Apparently, Leo Perutz was fond of mixing history with fantasy or fable, and in "Saint Peter's Snow," the mixing of the two is splendidly done, though this feature isn't really evident in the novel until mid-way through. And while this talent for seamless blending between history and fable is exhibited here, it exists separately from the theme of the novel, much as the Jew remains separate from the culture in which he lives.

What is more palpable throughout this little novel is the Czech appreciation for quaint detail and the life of the common man -- peasant, doctor, teacher, farmer, and so on. For the first half of the book, the reader enjoys some day-by-day events told by an ordinary and young doctor, events that are enjoyable just for themselves alone. While the doctor may be ordinary and young, he is observant, cultured, and intelligent, which makes the vignettes he remembers and tells very intriguing, indeed.

Much has been made of the drug-induced mass hysteria scene in the novel. Everything in this work is created and described on a small scale, and the drug-induced hysterical mob scene occurs very late in the novel and is displayed in one short chapter. If one is expecting a scene described on the scale of something written by Leo Tolstoy or even Victor Hugo, the reader will be mightily disappointed.

Apparently, this novel was banned in Germany in 1938. Does the German ban on this book mean that it was portraying something subversive and perhaps even anti-human? I think the answer is in the affirmative. A Communist International cabal succeeds in taking over the state through the deceptive and collusive means of drug-rape. The author, while born in Prague, always identified himself as a Jew and was well-favored by leading Zionists in his own lifetime as well as after his death.

The skillful balancing between lucidity and madness, between dream and reality, between history and fable in this compact novel is stunning, but because its political machinations are what they are in this novel, I found myself wanting to keep this author at a distance.
  • Ubrise
This novel was a bit too convoluted and murky for my taste. It read as if it were written years ago, and it turns out that it was.
The novels of Leo Perutz are perfect crystals in novelistic form. It is a shame he is not more widely known and read