The Portage to San Cristobal of A.H.
The Portage to San Cristobal of A.C. H. is a 1981 literary and philosophical novella by George Steiner. The story is about Jewish Nazi hunters who find a fictional Adolf Hitler alive in the Amazon jungle thirty years after the end of World War II. The book was controversial, particularly among reviewers and Jewish scholars, because the author allows Hitler to defend himself when he is put on trial.
About The Portage to San Cristobal of A.H. in brief
The Portage to San Cristobal of A. H. is a 1981 literary and philosophical novella by George Steiner. The story is about Jewish Nazi hunters who find a fictional Adolf Hitler alive in the Amazon jungle thirty years after the end of World War II. The book was controversial, particularly among reviewers and Jewish scholars, because the author allows Hitler to defend himself when he is put on trial in the jungle by his captors. There Hitler maintains that Israel owes its existence to the Holocaust and that he is the \”benefactor of the Jews\”. Despite the controversy, The Portage was a 1983 finalist in the PENFaulkner Award for Fiction. It was adapted for the theatre by British playwright Christopher Hampton, and staged in London in 1982 and in Hartford, Connecticut a year later. The productions generated further controversy, resulting in public pickets and condemnation being levelled against Steiner, who admitted that his character had got the better of him. A central theme of the book is the nature of language, and revolves around Steiner’s lifelong work on the subject and his fascination in the power and terror of human speech. Other themes include the philosophical and moral analysis of history, justice, guilt and revenge. Steiner makes no attempt to explain Hitler, but rather enters into a dialogue with him.
The author expresses his astonishment that you can use human speech to bless, bless, love to forgive, build to forgive and build to love to build to build, both to love, and to forgive to love and to love. He also expresses his admiration for the people of San Cristóbal, who he describes as his ‘brothers’ and’sisters’ The book is published by Faber and Faber, and in the United States in hardcover in April 1982 by Simon & Schuster. It has been translated into several languages, including Spanish, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Portuguese and Portuguese, and has been made into a play by Christopher Hampton. It is available in hardback, paperback and audiobook, with prices starting at £16.99 and £25.99 for a copy of the hardcover version with a Kindle edition of the novello costing £20.99. For more information on the book or to order a copy, visit: http://www.faberandfaber.co.uk/book/The-Portage-to-San-Cristobal-of-A.H. of A. Cristóbal of A.C. H.S. and the-Book/The Portage to San Cristobal to-Santiago-A-Crispobal-Of A.H.-A.C.-H. S. Sisto. The novella was first published in a literary magazine, The Kenyon Review in 1979. After some minor revisions by Steiner,. it was published in the UK in May 1981 as a paperback original by Fabers & Faber.