Category: Jewish Literature

New PDF release: Margie (Dutch Edition)

By Jillian Cantor,Monique Eggermont

ISBN-10: 9022960102

ISBN-13: 9789022960103

‘Schitterend als een zeldzaam juweel is Margie een briljante roman over het ontdekken van de waarheden over onze levens, ongeacht wat het ons kost.’ -- Caroline Leavitt, schrijfster van photographs of You
‘Jillian Cantor schetst meer dan een melancholieke mogelijkheid. Ze geeft ons een beeld van het scala aan emoties van mensen die het onvoorstelbare hebben overleefd.’ -- Jenna Blum, schrijfster van Het familieportret

‘Dit is een boek dat je tot op het bot raakt, prachtig geschreven.’ Gwen Cooper, schrijfster van Love Saves The Day

`Margie is zo’n boek waarbij je na afloop ademloos blijft zitten, zowel vanwege het belangwekkende onderwerp als het boeiende verhaal. Dit unieke, moedige en fraai geschreven verhaal over de liefde en een familiegeheim blijft je nog lang bij.’ -- Ilie Ruby, schrijfster van The Salt God’s Daughter

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Victor et Macha (Du monde entier) (French Edition) - download pdf or read online

By Alona Kimhi,Laurence Sendrowicz

ISBN-10: 2070141438

ISBN-13: 9782070141432

Victor et Macha ont seulement grab et dix-sept ans, mais ils en savent déjà lengthy sur les vicissitudes de los angeles vie. Après une enfance en Union soviétique, l’émigration en Israël au début des années soixante-dix leur fera connaître le goût amer d’une certaine adversité. Victor surtout souffre de l. a. brutalité de ses nouveaux camarades, et trouve difficile de se faire une position dans cette société israélienne bousculée dans ses certitudes. Puis leurs mom and dad meurent dans un twist of fate de voiture, et avant que leur grand-mère Catherine puisse émigrer à son travel pour leur épargner les providers sociaux, frère et sœur sont ballottés de kibboutz en internats.

Quand ils s’installent enfin tous les trois dans un appartement de los angeles banlieue de Haïfa, Catherine a beaucoup de mal à se montrer à los angeles hauteur et à donner de l’amour à ses petits-enfants. Macha, provocatrice et sûre d’elle, a d’autant plus d’ascendant sur son petit frère. Mais quand ce dernier se rapproche peu à peu de son camarade de classe Nimrod, un vrai "Sabra" qui le fascine, Macha réagit vivement. Trop vivement peut-être, et leur vie risque bien de basculer…

En s’attachant au destin de ces lointains cousins israéliens des célèbres Enfants terribles de Jean Cocteau, et en décrivant un will pay sans cesse obligé de se réinventer, Alona Kimhi fait preuve d’un souffle romanesque tout à fait exceptionnel. Une nouvelle affirmation de son large talent.

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Fiasco - download pdf or read online

By Imre Kertész,Tim Wilkinson

ISBN-10: 1935554298

ISBN-13: 9781935554295

Translated into English finally, Fiasco joins its spouse volumes Fatelessness and Kaddish for an Unborn baby in telling an epic tale of the author's go back from the Nazi dying camps, in simple terms to discover his nation taken over by means of one other totalitarian executive.

Fiasco as Imre Kertesz himself has stated, "is fiction based on reality"a Kafka-like account that's strangely humorous in its unrelentingly pessimistic readability, of the Communist takeover of his native land. pressured into the military and assigned to escort army prisoners, the protagonist comes to a decision to feign madness to be published from responsibility. yet in the meantime, existence below the recent regime is portrayed nearly as an uninterrupted continuation of lifestyles within the Nazi focus camps-which, in flip, is depicted as a continuation of the patriarchal dictatorship of joyless youth. it truly is, in brief, a searing extension of Kertesz' basic topic: the totalitarian event visible as trauma not just for anyone yet for the entire civilizationoursthat made Auschwitz possible.

From the exchange Paperback edition.

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New PDF release: Upside-Down Coffee

By Kathryn Jacobi

ISBN-10: 146797806X

ISBN-13: 9781467978064

One-to-one, drop by way of drop – merely humans could make peace.
Upside-Down espresso is a approximately Ruth Shapira, a local New Yorker who trades her scripted existence because the daughter of 1 professor and the spouse of one other for a truly various lifestyles – in Israel. Her average espresso date on a classy prom with 3 different American immigrants not just will get her during the week, it offers her an anchor within the stormy kingdom she calls domestic – that's, till the second one Lebanon battle breaks out. As she struggles to take care of her equilibrium whereas her son fights at the entrance strains and rockets fall consistently, simply an hour clear of her domestic, Ruth turns into entangled with girls who flip her existence upside-down.
Yelena, a traumatized Russian immigrant from a northern border city that's less than consistent rocket hearth, strikes into Ruth’s residence for security. Terrified first and foremost, she holes herself up within the Shapiras’ tiny bomb defend, yet a struggle tragedy provides her with a chance to beat her fears. Samira, Ruth’s Arab condominium cleanser, is a powerhouse of aura and much too shrewdpermanent for her occupation. She attracts Ruth right into a three way partnership that's interesting, yet very likely dicy.
Ruth’s American-liberal values are on trial, and nearly not one of the instruments she imported withstand the truth of existence within the center East. yet finally, she re-discovers what she continuously knew: that peace, if attainable in any respect, can merely evolve via on a daily basis one-on-one human relationships.

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New PDF release: Privato (Italian Edition)

By Edith Bruck

ISBN-10: 8811683750

ISBN-13: 9788811683759

Privato è una resa dei conti in forma di romanzo: tenera e spietata, fatta di verità e di sentimenti, di personaggi ed emozioni.

È un dialogo violento e amoroso della protagonista-narratrice con l. a. propria madre, che l’ha fatta nascere in un mondo dove è stato possibile l’orrore di Auschwitz. È un confronto con l. a. fede degli avi, quella che los angeles madre incarnava con forza, quella che è assurdamente, orribilmente diventata una colpa. È l. a. partita sempre aperta tra los angeles Storia e l. a. vicenda di una sopravvissuta al cospetto della Storia. È los angeles conversazione impossibile con il fratello Ödön, che non ha mai voluto parlare del proprio passato e della morte del padre, nei campi. È una resa dei conti che attraversa l’Europa: dall’Italia, dove vive los angeles narratrice di Privato, alla Germania, ovvero il passato che non riesce a passare. Si spinge verso Israele, con il sogno di una nuova patria e un futuro che non può mantenere le promesse. E giunge fino in Brasile, rifugio in line with un lontano esilio.

In questo dialogo tra passato e presente emergono determine emblematiche. Non solo los angeles madre, morta all’ingresso nel Lager, e il fratello Ödön, scomparso alla nice di una vita di emigrazione in Sudamerica, ma l. a. sorella sopravvissuta, l’amico scrittore, i vicini di casa dell’infanzia, il marito italiano: testimoni ognuno della propria esperienza, compresenti nel confronto continuo con l. a. memoria.

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Get The White Negress: Literature, Minstrelsy, and the PDF

By Lori Harrison-Kahan

ISBN-10: 0813547822

ISBN-13: 9780813547824

ISBN-10: 0813547830

ISBN-13: 9780813547831

During the 1st half the 20th century, American Jews proven a dedication to racial justice in addition to an allure to African American tradition. before, the controversy approximately no matter if such black-Jewish encounters thwarted or enabled Jews’ claims to white privilege has fascinated with males and representations of masculinity whereas ignoring questions of girls and femininity. The White Negress investigates literary and cultural texts via Jewish and African American girls, starting new avenues of inquiry that yield extra complicated tales approximately Jewishness, African American identification, and the meanings of whiteness.

Lori Harrison-Kahan examines writings via Edna Ferber, Fannie Hurst, and Zora Neale Hurston, in addition to the blackface performances of vaudevillian Sophie Tucker and controversies over the musical and picture variations of convey Boat and Imitation of existence. relocating among literature and pop culture, she illuminates how the dynamics of interethnic alternate have right away produced and undermined the binary of black and white.

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We Were Strangers Once - download pdf or read online

By Betsy Carter

ISBN-10: 1455571431

ISBN-13: 9781455571437

ISBN-10: 145557144X

ISBN-13: 9781455571444

ISBN-10: 1478991100

ISBN-13: 9781478991106

For readers of The Nightingale and Brooklyn, an exquisitely relocating novel approximately friendship, love, and redemption in a circle of immigrants who flee Europe for 1930s-era ny City.

at the eve of worldwide struggle II Egon Schneider--a gallant and profitable Jewish surgeon, son of 2 world-famous naturalists--escapes Germany to an doubtful destiny around the sea. Settling into the surprising rhythms of higher big apple, he reveals solace between a tight-knit workforce of fellow immigrants, tenacious women and men drawn jointly as a lot through their adjustments as by way of their thoughts of the area they left behind.

They each one undergo degradations and triumphs huge and small: Egon's terminally acerbic lifelong good friend, bestselling writer Meyer Leavitt, now wears a sandwich board on a brand new York road nook; Catrina Harty, the headstrong daughter of a dirt-poor Irish trolley motive force, survives heartbreak and loss to forge an not likely alliance; and Egon himself is compelled to desert his thriving clinical perform to develop into the "Cheese guy" at a Washington Heights grocery. yet their spirits stay unbroken, and whilst their little neighborhood is confronted with an existential probability, those strangers get up jointly in hopes of making an enduring domestic. together with her uncanny skill to create indelible characters in unforgettable conditions, Betsy Carter has crafted a stunning novel that may resonate with a person who has ever felt adrift and longed for home.

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New PDF release: Other People's Lives: Stories

By Johanna Kaplan

Finalist for the nationwide ebook Award and winner of the Jewish e-book Award: a set of 5 tales and one novella from Johanna Kaplan exploring the non-public worlds of Jewish households in big apple in the midst of the 20 th century


In her first released literary paintings, Johanna Kaplan, acclaimed writer of O My America!, examines the lives of alternative individuals with middle, humor, and a special realizing in their difficulties, demons, and goals. An achingly poignant selection of character-rich tales, Other People’s Lives centers at the childrens and grandchildren of immigrants, often Jewish, residing in city the USA. they're humans suffering from the previous, psychological disease, loss, kin legacies, and all number of expectation within the mid-twentieth century; they're transplanted strangers coming into, and infrequently enforcing upon, the non-public lives of others.


From the bright identify novella, within which a bothered younger lady enters the rarefied orbit of a recognized couple, to the delightfully attractive story of a skeptical urban girl’s unsatisfied expulsion to a summer season camp within the nation, Kaplan’s tales discover the facility of self-delusion and the all-too-frequently unstated ache of memory.

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Humboldt: Or, The Power of Positive Thinking - download pdf or read online

By Scott Navicky

ISBN-10: 1939987156

ISBN-13: 9781939987150

The Iraq struggle? The housing industry cave in? university football’s concussion quandary? How can someone be anticipated to appreciate such complexities, in particular a “horticulturally dyslexic” farmboy with an eighth-grade schooling and a penchant for endlessly false impression, misreading, and misinterpreting the realm? Born on a farm in Ohio, Humboldt is content material to spend his lifestyles “outside among the oxygen and unhurried hydrocarbons.” but if his father’s farm is threatened with foreclosures, Humboldt is compelled to put it aside via enrolling in university, top him on an epic absurdist event via Washington politics, long island functionality artwork, Boston blue-bloods, post-Katrina New Orleans, a number of murders, and holy resurrections. blending the rate and constitution of Voltaire’s Candide with a heavy dose of Joycean wordplay, and a love of literary acrobatics invaluable of David Foster Wallace, Scott Navicky's debut novel assails a few of sleek America’s such a lot adored ideals and associations with the conflict cry: “Ticklez l’infâme!”

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Download e-book for kindle: Mixed Feelings: Tropes of Love in German Jewish Culture by Katja Garloff

By Katja Garloff

ISBN-10: 1501704966

ISBN-13: 9781501704963

ISBN-10: 1501704974

ISBN-13: 9781501704970

Since the past due eighteenth century, writers and thinkers have used the assumption of love—often unrequited or most unlikely love—to touch upon the altering cultural, social, and political place of Jews within the German-speaking nations. In Mixed Feelings, Katja Garloff asks what it capacity for literature (and philosophy) to take advantage of love among members as a metaphor for team family members. this question is of renewed curiosity at the present time, while theorists of multiculturalism flip towards love of their look for new types of particularity and universality.

Mixed Feelings is based round transformative moments in German Jewish tradition and background that produced relatively wealthy clusters of interfaith love tales. round 1800, literature promoted the increase of the Romantic love excellent and the shift from prearranged to love-based marriages. within the German-speaking nations, this variation within the idea and perform of affection coincided with the beginnings of Jewish emancipation, and either its supporters and rivals associated their arguments to tropes of affection. Garloff explores the generative powers of such tropes in Moses Mendelssohn, G. E. Lessing, Friedrich Schlegel, Dorothea Veit, and Achim von Arnim.

Around 1900, the increase of racial antisemitism had referred to as into query the guarantees of emancipation and resulted in a difficulty of German Jewish identification. even as, Jewish-Christian intermarriage brought on public debates that have been tied up with racial discourses and issues approximately procreation, heredity, and the mutability and immutability of the Jewish physique. Garloff exhibits how sleek German Jewish writers reminiscent of Arthur Schnitzler, Else Lasker-Schüler, and Franz Rosenzweig wrest the assumption of affection clear of biologist notion and reinstate it as a version of sociopolitical family members. She concludes by means of tracing the relevance of this version in post-Holocaust works via Gershom Scholem, Hannah Arendt, and Barbara Honigmann.

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