Friday, December 9, 2011
The Invisible Bridge - Discussion 1
I have to admit, that I far from being done with this first section. Whoops, I apologize. I was going to finish it up Thursday night, but the migraine from hell entered my life and I thought I was going to die/or had the flu. It was bad.
1. What are your thoughts over the the book so far?
2. What does the opening chapter establish about the cultural and social milieu of prewar Budapest?
3. What do Andras’s reactions to Hasz household reveal about the status of Jews within the larger society?
4. Why do Andras and his friends at the Ecole Speciale tolerate the undercurrent of anti-Semitism at the school even after the verbal attack on Eli Polaner (pp. 39–40) and the spate of vandalism against Jewish students (p. 94)?
Please share any other thoughts or questions you have yourself!
Next week we will cover chapters 15-25!