The fish who could wish
Kane/Miller Book Publishers,
1st American ed.
Historical events, however consequential, reduce easily to abstractions that quantify rather than qualify. Statistics, however disturbing, distance us from the responses that they should elicit. Lest we become anesthetized, we turn to fiction or poetry, to searing imagery and compression of language that crystallize for us the immeasurable elements of historic tragedy. A delicate and brave retelling of the Holocaust, The Death Mazurka rediscovers the human equation#151;numbers assume faces in a catalog of events that dance hauntingly before us. As the most humanistic of histories, this tight cycle of poems is riveting; as art, it engraves an unforgettable portrait of pain and beauty. What Charles Fishman has choreographed, memory will not relinquish.
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|display_description||A fish's wishes come true until the day he makes a foolish wish.|
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|record_details||ils:.b11238525|Book|Books|1st American ed.|English|Kane/Miller Book Publishers,|1991.|26 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.|
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|subject_facet||Fiction, Fishes -- Juvenile fiction, Stories in rhyme -- Juvenile fiction|
|title_display||The fish who could wish|
|title_full||The fish who could wish / John Bush & Korky Paul|
|title_short||The fish who could wish|
|topic_facet||Fishes, Stories in rhyme|