The History of Love Setting & Symbolism

Nicole Krauss
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The History of Love

The History of Love is the title of a book originally written by Leo Gursky. The only copy in existence was given to Zvi Litvinoff for safekeeping before the Nazis invaded Poland. Leo gave the book to Zvi on the condition that he would return it after the war. Believing Leo to be dead, Zvi publishes the book under his name, changing names and places and adding a final chapter on Leo's alleged death. The book has limited success. David Singer finds a copy of the book in a shop and shares it with his wife, Charlotte. They name their first child Alma in tribute to the one name given to all the female characters in the book. It is the same book that Jacob Marcus hires Charlotte to translate for him. Alma reads the translation and is inspired to find her namesake.

Leo Gursky's Apartment

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