New PDF release: De fikser (Dutch Edition)

By Bernard Malamud,M. Coutinho,L. Coutinho

ISBN-10: 9029091681

ISBN-13: 9789029091688

Een nieuw deel in de Meulenhoff Schatkamer, gekozen door Arjan Peters

De fikser werd bekroond met de nationwide publication Award en de Pulitzer Prize

De Joodse Jakov Bok verlaat zijn geboortedorp om in Kiev werk te zoeken. Hij is de ‘fikser’ van kleine ­karweitjes, met weinig kans om verder te komen in de wereld. Na zijn aankomst wordt in Kiev een Russisch jongetje om het leven gebracht, en through pamfletten beschuldigt de geheimzinnige organisatie ‘Zwarte Honderd’ de Joden van de rituele moord. Jakow Bok wordt gearresteerd en brengt in afwachting van zijn proces twee jaar in de ­gevangenis door, waar hij wordt vernederd en mishandeld . Maar hij geeft niet toe en houdt zijn onschuld hardnekkig vol. Zijn triomf over de haast ongelooflijke wreedheid maakt hem tot moraalridder.

In deze immer actuele roman toont de literaire gigant Malamud de vastbeslotenheid en de wil om te overleven, ondanks de bedreiging met vernietiging.

De pers over De fikser

‘Bernard Malamud is van de belangrijkste Amerikaanse romanciers de meest geacheveerde. Zijn zinnen en alinea’s zijn gaaf en kunstig als geblazen glas.’ Vrij Nederland

‘Na het lezen van zijn verzamelde verhalen of De fikser moet je wel concluderen dat Malamud niets ondermaats heeft gepubliceerd.’ Pieter Steinz, Lezen etcetera. Gids voor de wereldliteratuur

‘Wat kun je nog meer van een schrijver verwachten dan een aantal schitterende boeken, een aantal verhalen die waarschijnlijk gelezen zullen worden zolang er nog lezers bestaan?’ Henk Romijn Meijer

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Download PDF by Helena Janeczek: Lezioni di tenebra (Italian Edition)

By Helena Janeczek

ISBN-10: 8860882664

ISBN-13: 9788860882660

«Due cose non si possono guardare in faccia: il sole e l. a. morte» ha scritto l. a. Rochefoucauld nelle sue Massime. l. a. visione diretta della grande luce e del grande buio sono in step with noi intollerabili. Si può essere ciechi in keeping with troppa luce o consistent with troppo buio. in line with questo occorre abituarsi gradualmente all’una come all’altro. Ed è proprio così, in keeping with gradi, che queste Lezioni di tenebra ci portano al grande buio, al cuore nero della storia: Auschwitz. In un racconto nutrito di biografia, che diventa anche biografia di una generazione, l’autrice esplora, pagina dopo pagina sempre più in profondità, il rapporto con sua madre, l’unica di due famiglie numerose a essere sopravvissuta alla Shoah, insieme al padre: ebrei polacchi, vissuti in Germania, dove los angeles figlia Helena è cresciuta sentendosi totalmente estranea al mondo tedesco e alla sua cultura, pur usandone los angeles lingua. Non soltanto una memoria sulla Shoah, ma un resoconto appassionato e allo stesso pace lucido che punta a misurare l’intensità del contraccolpo nella generazione successiva. E il contraccolpo sta nell’impossibilità di avere radici, nella confusione linguistica, nel bisogno disperato di appartenere e nella condanna crudele di sentirsi estranei, comunque e dovunque. Sta nello stupore di fronte al destino, al male, alla sorte: «Vorrei sapere se è possibile trasmettere conoscenze e esperienze non con il latte materno, ma ancora prima, attraverso le acque della placenta o non so come, perché il latte di mia madre non l’ho avuto e ho invece una popularity atavica, una reputation da morti di popularity, che lei non ha più».

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Here and Now: History, Nationalism, and Realism in Modern - download pdf or read online

By Todd Hasak-Lowy

ISBN-10: 081563157X

ISBN-13: 9780815631576

The emergence of Zionism within the overdue 19th century and the evolution of Zionist society in Palestine have been profoundly inspired by means of the Hebrew literature of the day. As Todd Hasak-Lowy cogently argues during this booklet, Hebrew authors wrote with the assumption that effectively representing Jewish society - together with its heritage - of their texts may either checklist the previous and identify its destiny course.Hasak-Lowy strains the tensions among the extraliterary - the old, social, and political - and the literary - the cultured, formal, and stylistic - in Hebrew fiction. targeting canonical texts by means of S. Y. Abramovitz, Y. H. Brenner, S. Y. Agnon, and S. Yizhar, the writer establishes how sleek Hebrew writers galvanized Jewish nationalism in nineteenth-century Europe and later articulated its personality in twentieth-century Palestine.

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Download PDF by Yamin Levy: Sababa

By Yamin Levy

ISBN-10: 1944376054

ISBN-13: 9781944376055

ISBN-10: 1944376070

ISBN-13: 9781944376079

Hamas militants have kidnapped Lior Samet, the grandson of Israeli nationwide battle hero Brigadier basic Avigdor Cohen, however the Israeli executive doesn't negotiate with terrorists. Cohen’s internal global is became the wrong way up as he does what he needs to to deliver Lior home.

Less than 40 miles away, yet greater than millennia previous, Alexander the nice descends upon Jerusalem, able to assault, yet after a hugely charged war of words with Simon the excessive Priest, he spares town. because the arguable tale unfolds, the Maccabees, priestly militant warriors, are raised to struggle off the Greek imperialists.

Yamin Levy’s formidable debut novel explores the inner-world of warriors, reluctant squaddies, zealots, and freedom combatants. The parallel storylines describe either the early origins and glossy types of Israeli nationalism and army zeal and the way the Kohen extended family has left its mark at the religious panorama of the Jewish psyche and at the battlefield. Levy supplies voice to a variety of views linked to the Israeli-Palestinian clash and with Israeli society’s evolving attitudes concerning their actual, non secular and existential survival.

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Download e-book for iPad: Hundsgeschrei: Roman (German Edition) by Titus Simon

By Titus Simon

ISBN-10: 3842512392

ISBN-13: 9783842512399

"Aber der Mensch braucht doch eine Zukunft. Oder wenigstens eine Hoffnung." Tränen liefen ihr über das schmale Gesicht.

Wie die jüdische Bevölkerung von den Nazis gedemütigt und drangsaliert wird, erfährt Jakob wintry weather schon früh am eigenen Leib. Der Spross einer Hohenloher Fabrikantenfamilie blickt in die Abgründe der Zeit - in seiner Kleinstadt im schwäbisch-fränkischen Grenzland und dann im Ghetto in Riga. Unter abenteuerlichen Umständen kann er aus dem Lager fliehen und kehrt nach einer Odyssee durch halb Europa schließlich mit den amerikanischen Truppen nach Deutschland zurück. Doch als er sich hier wieder einleben will, trifft er nicht auf die einst vertraute Heimat, sondern auf Argwohn und bürokratische Schikanen.

Der spannende Roman erzählt nicht nur von Jakob wintry weather, sondern auch von der Schaustellerfamilie Schürbel und der Hohenloher Bauernfamilie Lang. Mit großer historischer Genauigkeit zeichnet Titus Simon berührend und eindringlich ein landscape des Lebens in der area vom Ersten Weltkrieg bis in die Fünfzigerjahre.

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Download e-book for iPad: Red, Black, and Jew: New Frontiers in Hebrew Literature by Stephen Katz

By Stephen Katz

ISBN-10: 0292719264

ISBN-13: 9780292719262

ISBN-10: 0292723563

ISBN-13: 9780292723566

among 1890 and 1924, greater than million Jewish immigrants landed on America's seashores. the tale in their integration into American society, as they traversed the tough course among assimilation and retention of a special cultural id, is recorded in lots of works via American Hebrew writers. "Red, Black, and Jew" illuminates a distinct and infrequently ignored element of those literary achievements, charting the ways that the local American and African American artistic cultures served as a version for works produced in the minority Jewish group. Exploring the ambiguity of Hebrew literature within the usa, during which separateness, and engagement and acculturation, are both powerful impulses, Stephen Katz provides voluminous examples of a method which may eventually be thought of Americanization. Key parts of this procedure, Katz argues, have been poems and works of prose fiction written in a fashion that evoked local American varieties or African American folks songs and hymns. Such Hebrew writings awarded the United States as a unified society which may assimilate all international cultures.
At no different time within the historical past of Jews in diaspora have Hebrew writers thought of the destiny of different minorities to this type of measure. Katz additionally explores the impression of the production of the kingdom of Israel in this strategy, a change that resulted in ambivalence in American Hebrew literature as writers got a decision among worlds. Re-examining long-neglected writers throughout a large spectrum, "Red, Black, and Jew" celebrates a tremendous bankruptcy within the background of Hebrew belles lettres.

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American Moses - download pdf or read online

By Stephen Witt

ISBN-10: 0615227996

ISBN-13: 9780615227993

American Moses, an interracial love tale of biblical proportions, follows an American Jew and his black spouse as they lead a rag-tag workforce of Jews from upstate long island around the desolate tract to the recent Promised Land of Las Vegas. Written with zaftig wit and a marginally of calamity, this debut novel by means of Stephen Witt has been hailed as a contemporary day Grapes of Wrath.

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Memory is our Home: Loss and Remembering: Three Generations - download pdf or read online

By Suzanna Eibuszyc

ISBN-10: 3838206827

ISBN-13: 9783838206820

ISBN-10: 3838207327

ISBN-13: 9783838207322

"Memory is Our domestic" is a strong biographical memoir in accordance with the diaries of Roma Talasiewicz-Eibuszyc, who grew up in Warsaw ahead of and through global struggle I and who, after escaping the atrocities of worldwide struggle II, was once in a position to live on within the giant territories of Soviet Russia and Uzbekistan.
Translated via her personal daughter, interweaving her personal reminiscences as her relations made a brand new existence within the shadows of the Holocaust in Communist Poland after the struggle and into the overdue Nineteen Sixties, this publication is a wealthy, residing record, a riveting account of a colourful younger woman`s braveness and endurance.
A forty-year recollection of affection and loss, of hopes and goals for a greater global, it offers richly-textured bills of the actual and emotional lives of Jews in Warsaw and of survival in the course of global warfare II all through Russia. This ebook, narrated in a compelling, exact voice via generations, is the proverbial candle had to hold reminiscence alive.

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New PDF release: Citizens

By Meyer Levin

ISBN-10: 0404584470

ISBN-13: 9780404584474

ISBN-10: 1162780193

ISBN-13: 9781162780191

“A advantageous American novel—one of the easiest I ever read.” —Ernest Hemingway

THE fee OF PROGRESS

For Chicago surgeon, Mitch Wilner, July 4th, 1937, begun as a standard holiday—a leisurely afternoon on the seashore along with his spouse and young ones. yet via the tip of the day, a calm protest erupts in violence, as unarmed metal mill strikers are attacked through the neighborhood police strength, and Mitch is inadvertently thrust into the risky middle of the Little metal Strike.

In the times and months that persist with, Mitch witnesses firsthand the competitive strike-breaking strategies applied by way of the metal mill businesses, the surprising brutality of the gurus, and the blatant corruption of the neighborhood govt and media. yet within the unionists, Mitch discovers a bond that crosses ethnic, category, and racial obstacles, and really embodies the spirit of the yank dream.

Inspired through the bleak occasions of Chicago’s old Memorial Day bloodbath, voters takes an unflinching examine the various darkest days in glossy U.S. exertions heritage, and the lengthy shadow they solid on next exertions move and legislation. Mitch’s trip to appreciate and alter the realm round him will resound as in actual fact this day because it did while Meyer Levin first released electorate to nice acclaim in 1940.

PRAISE
“One of the easiest American writers operating within the real looking tradition.” —Norman Mailer

“[A] lengthy, robust, photographic novel.”—Kirkus Reviews

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