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    Having just finished Austin Ratner's THE JUMP ARTIST I could give in to the temptation to add another rating to its ratings

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    An Absorbing Literate Impressive Debut Novel Austin Ratner joins the ranks of physicians turned writers Rabelais Keats Chek

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    Austin Ratner's novel is the fictionalized story of the real life Philippe Halsman a Latvian Jew accused of killing his father on a hike in the Austrian Alps in 1928 his two trials and his eventual freedom and escape to the

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    Compelling idea executed in an original and thoughtful way Some beautiful writing to boot I recommend this for anyone who likes DeLillo or Nabokov for starters Also anyone who likes books; thoughts; photography; Freud; the Dreyfus affair A River Runs Through It Oh hell just get yourself a copyHe thought he saw a flower in her hair

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    This very literary novel is based on an obscure incident in the life of renown photographer Philippe Halsmann In 1928 Halsmann was falsely accused and tried for the murder of his father The incident then known as

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    I found this book to be difficult to put down It was suspenseful heart wrenching and thought provoking I really became attached to Philippe and thought he was a very well developed character I appreciate the auth

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    The Jump Artist has so much promise that it pains me to give it less than 5 stars In the opening author’s note Austin Ratner uotes Andre Gide “Fiction is history that might have taken place and history is fiction which has taken place” Using that definition The Jump Artist is based on history Philipp Halsmann a 22 year old

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    I had known of Philippe Halsman as a photographer but knew nothing of his personal life until I read The Jump Artist a novel based on research

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    This is a fantastic book It is a combination of a great literary work a thriller a psychological study and an historical novel offering insight into a period that was the precursor to the holocaust Phillipe Halsman who is known as a photographer of Marilyn Monroe Winston Churchill Albert Einstein the Duke and Duchess of Windsor among others had a painful and complicated history before his successful life Falsely accuse

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    This is an amazing book each chapter starts with a uote that pertains to the chapter a uote from many different sources the first one is absolutely exuisite These uotes show how smart this author really is and how much work he's done on the book masterful just that aspect of the book The writing is wonderful the descriptions of a

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TheJump Artist

D trial in Austria into the depths of Halsman's despair in prison to his rise in Paris and New York as one of the world's most renowned photographers. The Jump Artist has so much promise that it pains me to give it less than 5 stars In the opening author s note Austin Ratner uotes Andre Gide Fiction is history that might have taken place and history is fiction which has taken place Using that definition The Jump Artist is based on history Philipp Halsmann a 22 year old Jewish Latvian young man joins his father for a hike in the Tyrolean Alps His father temporarily wanders off and is murdered Despite woefully lacking evidence Philipp is falsely accused and jailedThe ensuing story taking up about half of the book boggles the mind In the anti Semitic Austria of the late 1920s Halsman is convicted not just once but twice a foreshadow of the horrific excesses of Nazism As Halsmann s lawyer states The values that matter here are not the values of Jews or Latvians or Russians or Poles or Swiss or French The values that matter here are Austrian values and we value the truth or we have nothing We may mean well but without the truth we could murder our own flock out of fears of mange when the real culprit may be a wolf Halsmann s miscarriage of justice attracts the attention of intellectuals the world over including Albert Einstein Indeed the opening of each chapter incorporates true uotations from Halsmann and other key protagonists in this sorry situationHad I stopped half way through I would have rated this book with the highest star rating But the second half of the book then moves on to Halsmann s post jail life as a famous photographer Philipp Halsman becomes a well known portrait photographer of luminaries that include Marilyn Monroe His character becomes surprisingly inert I did not gain a sense of Halsmann s own internal struggles after such a life scarring event rather Halsmann Philippe Halsman after arriving in France seems like a one dimensional character and there s little sense of connection with his readersI suspect that Austin Ratner relies too heavily on the research not unlike say Cold Mountain which in my mind was similarly inert I wanted Mr Ratner to dig deeper into the man who was determined to succeed despite the damning label of patricide and the knowledge of the world s cruelties I almost felt as if I were reading two books

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The story begins in September 1928 when Halsman and his father were hiking in the Tyrolean Alps While Halsman went ahead on the trail his father was. Austin Ratner s novel is the fictionalized story of the real life Philippe Halsman a Latvian Jew accused of killing his father on a hike in the Austrian Alps in 1928 his two trials and his eventual freedom and escape to the US as war begins helped by the efforts of Varian Fry and Albert Einstein He went on to have a storied career photographing the world s biggest celebrities Einstein Churchill Salvador Dali Marilyn Monroe but the book suggests the trauma inflicted by both the circumstances of his father s death and being unjustly accused of it never left himHalsman while not an entirely likable character is a very sympathetic one Any adolescent who has ever written something nasty about his parent in diaries or letters will be haunted by the way Halsman s innocent but ungracious words are twisted into something monstrous Help I am being dragged across the entire length of the Alps wrote Halsman to his girlfriend shortly before his father s death I can t stand another minute of this forced march In the midst of the hike Halsman s father sets off into the brush to relieve himself Halsman next sees his father s body beginning to fall through the air He assumes he has suffered a heart attack the body is found lying face down in a stream Dr Karl Meixner the deeply anti Semitic forensic pathologist who performs the autopsy finds wounds to the head and determines that Halsman has killed his father with a stone In a repulsive attempt at gratuitous intimidation Meixner shows Halsman his father s head in a jar a white organ the size of a pot roast The head will make a repeat appearance at Halsman s trialThe epigraphs before each chapter including excerpts from letters and journalistic accounts bring us back from the realm of the partially imagined to real history The Halsmann trial shows all who wish to see the massive influence and cohesion of Jewry The Jew is master of the German people uotes a Nazi placard from Innsbruck during the second trial Particularly fascinating is an excerpt from Sigmund Freud s memorandum The Expert Opinion in the Halsmann Case in which Freud recruited by Halsman s defenders asserts that precisely because it is always present the Oedipus complex is not suited to provide a decision on the uestion of guiltThe language of the novel is vivid and poetic something said by a witness at one of the trials caused a uick reflex in the rumor monster which siphoned air across its many gills and filled the courtroom again with whispering A slideshow of some of Halsman s most iconic works

Summary Ý PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Austin Ratner

Attacked and murdered The Jewish 22 year old would be falsely accused of killing his father The Jump Artist follows his life story from the murder an. Compelling idea executed in an original and thoughtful way Some beautiful writing to boot I recommend this for anyone who likes DeLillo or Nabokov for starters Also anyone who likes books thoughts photography Freud the Dreyfus affair A River Runs Through It Oh hell just get yourself a copyHe thought he saw a flower in her hair but then saw it was just an empty glove in the hand of the woman sitting behind her Philipp watched the motes of dust sliding into the small patch of sunlight up by the window like fireflies igniting then diving back into the extinguishing gloom Maybe he would be free soon He would buy Ruth an ice cream at the Brandenburg GateIt was as though an odor of childhood had escaped through some rent in time from some bright winter afternoon in Riga with apple pie steam curling upward from the waxed table I like that you knit he said He liked schoolmarmish women who cited Balzac and knitted and understood suffering and showed him their naked lower abdomens But perhaps you should try knitting with your pants on to avoid such entanglements

  • Paperback
  • 252
  • TheJump Artist
  • Austin Ratner
  • English
  • 12 May 2019
  • 9781934137154

About the Author: Austin Ratner

Austin Ratner’s first novel The Jump Artist won the 2011 Rohr Prize in Jewish Literature His next novel In the Land of the Living is forthcoming from Reagan Arthur Little Brown in 2013 Before turning to writing he received his MD from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and he is co author of the textbook Concepts in Medical Physiology He grew up in Cleveland Ohio and now lives in Bro