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Resurrections: A Novel Hardcover – 27 Sep 1994


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  • Hardcover: 215 pages
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press Inc; Subsequent edition (27 Sept. 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1568580142
  • ISBN-13: 978-1568580142
  • Product Dimensions: 22.4 x 14.8 x 2.5 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,782,722 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Simon Louvish, born Glasgow, Scotland, in 1947, author, film maker, lecturer in film at London Film School. I work in both fiction and non-fiction, having published more than ten fiction novels and seven and a half books of movie biography, mainly on Hollywood's golden-age comedians. I have now returned full-time to the fiction field, and am currently involved in re-printing the entire BLOK SAGA, to include the four books already published and two unpublished volumes, BLOK 5: THE FUNDAMENTAL BLOK and BLOK 6: THE CHINESE SMILE. These will appear under the imprint of Margaret Macdonald Books, which is my present personal imprint and will include in due course the hard-copy issue of the new paperback BLOK SAGA and e-book publications. THE BLOK SAGA Special Edition begins with the first two volumes in the series, THE THERAPY OF AVRAM BLOK and CITY OF BLOK, which are now available on Amazon vended by my own merchant label "louvishbooks." These books were first published in 1985 and 1988 and received a wash of fine reviews, but have been out of print for some time. The Saga began by dealing specifically with the madness of the modern Middle East and Avram Blok's wanderings in the labyrinth of Israel-Palestine and in Europe and America of the 1970's and `80's but morphs in the later volumes to encompass China and a wide historical sweep. So it goes. Hoping it finds a new generation of readers in the world of global turmoil, crisis and collapsing certainties, who can foresee more madness yet to come...

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"Louvish has enough combustible talent to earn the comparisons with Joseph Heller, Kurt Vonnegut, and Swift that have come his way." -- The New York Times Book Review

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Over the ticket counter portraits of the four American Party grandees glare at the travelling public: Rudy the Candidate; Gerald K. Smith the hopeful Veep; Senator Adolf Hitler pere of Illinois; Wallace, the Cotton State's favourite son. Read the first page
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Correction to previous review 4 July 2001
By Penniless - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Can I just point out the previous guy appears to have reviewed Dubois's "Resurrection Day"? The plot of this novel is:
What if: Rosa Luxemburg lived to lead the Communist takeover of Germany in 1923, forcing the National Socialists to flee to America, and in 1924, the struggle for power in the Soviet Union was won by Trotsky rather than Stalin.
Synopsis: In the late 1960s, while the deaths of Mussolini and Trotsky bring turmoil to the rest of the world, Joseph Goebbels strives to put Adolf Hitler's second son in the White House.
10 of 17 people found the following review helpful
This time, cooler heads did not prevail... 9 Aug. 2000
By Mark M. Fox - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Alternate history enthusiasts familiar with "Fatherland" will be delighted to get their hands on this romp through the post-World War III United States, devastated emotionally to a much greater degree than physically. For those who like fast, easy reads, a warning: you will have to slosh through some more or less tedious preliminary scenes that are nevertheless essential for the overall plot setup before you get to the fast-paced, page-turning stuff in the second part of the story. Personally, however, I've enjoyed the "preliminaries" as much, if not more, than the thrilling unwinding of the plot and a breathtaking, head-spinning ending. A very old adage came into my head reading about media censorship, peaceful demonstrations broken up violently and without provocation, work camps, orphan street gangs, and more: In conquering, we become the conquered. In the world where the largest communist power is covered with radioactive sludge, its worst traits - civil rights and freedoms infringement - are continued by those who seemingly fought to eliminate them. It is very appropriate that the main protagonist of the book is a reporter - defender of the First Amendment, representative of the most cherished freedom in America, which is the freedom of speech and expression. Despite an optimistic ending, "The Resurrections" once again stresses the point that there can be no winners in the nuclear war, even if the survivors remain.
3 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Very Thought Provoking Satire 17 July 2001
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Yes, this is a satire on several levels. Just ponder the fates of Goebbles, Hitler (their McCarthy), and Goering. Also having the younger Hitler as representing Arkansas could be considered a dig at Clinton or the carpetbagging Rockerfeller who was a governor their in the 1960's. It also illustrates just how the world that we currently inhabit was shaped not just by World War II, but specifically the European War, the Nazis and the experience of the Holocaust. In our world the American experience of World War II was rather schizoid. The Japanese war was a race war, and if anyone claims otherwise ask some Japanese-American whose parents or grandparents were shipped tp Wyoming or Arkansas, while the ultimate end of the European War, the discovery of the concentration camps was almost the ultimate object lesson in the evils of racism. And this affected the way in which the Civil Rights movement was handled and America itself began to grow away from Jim Crow. This world's America, as portrayed by Louvish, is a far nastier and brutal place than it was here. With only the experience of the, here, far more brutal Japanese here Louvish really brings home the details of his America's struggle for civil rights as being far more fractious and violent than what it was here. Look at what happens to King and ponder what damage did happen in the south in our world with the ameliorizing affects of the Holocaust. Rachel's experience as a Jew infiltrating the Nazi convention in 1960 was very interesting as well. Also I liked how without the debillitating affects of World War II, and the resulting Labor Governments, how tough Britain was taking the inevitible setting of their imperial sun. The multiple narrative structure was rather fractious at times, but this also makes it more interesting. True to the genre, very good book
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