The White Horses of Vienna Essay

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In the essay below, Renek praises the depth and power of Boyle's storytelling in "The White Horses of Vienna."

An entire culture is collapsed into the rich few pages of "The White Horses of Vienna." The faint of mind might wish they had never read it. The story's powerful kernel is a psychological truth that is both open ended, thus haunting, and a denial of received wisdom so that you do not want to know the truth, this truth behind "The White Horses of Vienna." You do not want to speculate on it, nonetheless be faced by it. The story goes deeply into the woods with a biblical simplicity.

Decades before the Nazis, Austria-Hungary Jews were murdered, beaten, segregated for being German.The German Nazis killed them for being Jews.

"The White Horses of Vienna" can be taken as a hymn to people breaking through barriers to...

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