Download Yiddish Poetry and the Tuberculosis Sanatorium: 1900-1970 by Ernest B. Gilman PDF

By Ernest B. Gilman

half literary historical past and half clinical sociology, Gilman’s ebook chronicles the careers of 3 significant immigrant Yiddish poets of the 20 th century—Solomon Bloomgarten (Yehoash), Sholem Shtern, and H. Leivick—all of whom lived via, and wrote movingly of, their event as sufferers in a tuberculosis health center. Gilman addresses either the formative impact of the medical institution at the writers’ paintings and the tradition of an establishment during which, ahead of the times of antibiotics, writing was once inspired as a kind of remedy. He argues that every author produced an important physique of labor in the course of his restoration, itself an adventure that profoundly motivated the process his next literary occupation. looking to get better the "imaginary" of the health center as a scene of writing through medical professionals and sufferers, Gilman explores the old connection among tuberculosis remedy and the written observe. via an in depth research of Yiddish poems, and translations of those writers, Gilman sheds mild on how crucial writing and literature have been to the health center event. All 3 poets wrote below the shadow of demise. Their works are certain, yet their so much pressing issues are shared: strangers in a wierd land, soreness, displacement, acculturation, and, unavoidably, what it potential to be a Jew.

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Download 'Das Haus' The House and the Son of the Rabbi: A Novel by Sean Ryan Stuart PDF

By Sean Ryan Stuart

Das Haus, (The apartment) is a narrative spanning virtually seventy years, and is partly in response to precise occasions as instructed to the writer by way of our hero Erik Goldmann (Fictitious identify) and the author’s better half's father. on the request of Erik, a number of the characters and destinations have been replaced to guard the survivors of that in the past Holocaust referred to as global struggle II. It has turn into a singular partly in keeping with a few precise events.
The atmosphere is modern-day, with flashbacks to WWII Germany. This ebook recounts the tale of an American journalist’s try and examine the resurgence of Fascism through the global, and particularly in Germany. it truly is truly books in a single. the tale switches backward and forward from modern-day to WWII. It indicates how Fascism continues to be alive and good in Germany, Europe or even within the united states. It connects a contemporary day research, to the horrors of the prior. Direct stories by means of the writer are integrated into the radical, and make for an exhilarating own event through our characters. even supposing a number of the characters are genuine, it needed to be written as a unique in response to a few actual events.
It is the superb experience of 2 younger Jewish-German young children becoming up in an idyllic small village close to the Belgium frontier. Their lives by surprise and endlessly replaced by means of the “Night of the Crystal” and their detention in Buchenwald focus camp. His eventual unencumber and break out to the US. How a courageous younger guy, Erik, used to be given one other probability to redeem himself through becoming a member of the yankee military on December eighth, 1941. His impressive precise event of struggling with in North Africa, Sicily, Italy; touchdown at Normandy and struggling with the entire approach throughout France, Belgium and surviving the “Battle of the Bulge.”
On February twenty fifth, 1945 he was once given command of a military infantry unit, and allowed to free up his personal village six years after his deportation. The awesome circle of existence was once rejoined and accomplished. regrettably he was once the one Jewish survivor of his village.
The non secular quest for his relations, and the remainder of the Jews of Niedergeyer (Fictitious) finally leads him to a gathering with the yank journalist getting to know modern-day Fascism. it truly is a thrilling trip into hell and again back. a mix of Schindler’s checklist and Saving inner most Ryan.

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Download Il Candelabro Sepolto (Italian Edition) by Stefan Zweig PDF

By Stefan Zweig

Che high quality ha fatto los angeles Menorah, il simbolo in keeping with eccellenza del popolo ebraico che illuminava l’arca del Tempio di Gerusalemme?
Dopo l. a. distruzione del tempio e il saccheggio della città, nel 70 d.C., fu portata a Roma, in trionfo da Tito insieme agli altri tesori trafugati agli ebrei, un bottino talmente prezioso da essere raffigurato sull’Arco dell’imperatore.
Per anni il candelabro fu conservato insieme con le altre spoglie della prima
guerra giudaica, finché a Roma arrivarono i Vandali di Genserico che ne fecero ancora bottino di guerra portandola a Cartagine, di nuovo in trionfo. Ma solo
finché Giustiniano non riuscì a recuperarla in line with trasferirla a Bisanzio, poi chissà...
Stefan Zweig racconta il suo vagare come metafora stessa del popolo errante,
pochi anni prima di porre tremendous alla propria esistenza di esiliato, in fuga dall’oppressione nazista.
In una scintillante postfazione Fabio Isman si mette a sua volta alla ricerca della
Menorah in keeping with scoprire che potrebbe trovarsi ancora a Roma...
Roma, 455 d.C.: durante il saccheggio i Vandali trafugano come bottino di
guerra l. a. Menorah (l’antico candelabro a sette braccia) del Tempio di Gerusalemme, portata a Roma da Tito. Tra los angeles comunità ebraica si diffonde ungrande scoramento: il simbolo più antico, il fondamento stesso dell’identità del popolo ebraico è andato perduto e deve essere recuperato a ogni costo. Con il suo stile cristallino Stefan Zweig ricostruisce una vicenda che è consistent with molti versi un vero e proprio mito fondativo del popolo ebraico, e poco importa se a volte il suo racconto ceda il passo alla leggenda. “Le leggende fiorite sulla scomparsa della Menorah sono quasi limitless” si legge nella postfazione di Fabio Isman.
“E tutte, come anche il racconto di Stefan Zweig, hanno un unico obiettivo: mantenerla in vita.”

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Download Point of No Return: A Novel by Martha Gellhorn PDF

By Martha Gellhorn

A US soldier confronts the horrors of the Holocaust during this New York Times–bestselling novel from acclaimed WWII correspondent Martha Gellhorn.

starting to be up in St. Louis, Missouri, Jacob Levy is a regular American boy. He by no means provides a lot concept to global affairs—or to his Jewish history. but if the us joins the Allied attempt to forestall Hitler, Jacob’s lifestyles and feel of id are on the right track to alter endlessly. As a soldier within the final months of worldwide struggle II, Jacob lives throughout the conflict of the Bulge and the invention of Nazi focus camps. Witnessing the liberation of Dachau, he confronts a degree of cruelty past his personal imaginings, and the surprise transforms him in methods he by no means idea possible.
one of many first lady struggle correspondents of the 20 th century, Martha Gellhorn visited Dachau per week after its discovery by means of American squaddies. A New York instances bestseller while it was once first released, this strong novel grapples with the horrors of warfare and dilemmas of ethical accountability which are simply as proper today.
This booklet good points an afterword via the author.

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Download Chiasmus in the New Testament: A Study in Formgeschichte by Nils Wilhelm Lund PDF

By Nils Wilhelm Lund

This examine is dedicated to the tracing of the Hebrew literary effect of the Greek textual content of the hot testomony. It discusses in particular one shape, the vast use of the inverted order referred to as chiasmus, a kind that seems part of Hebrew suggestion itself, no matter if in poetry or in prose. initially released in 1942.

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Download A Flood of Evil by Lewis M. Weinstein PDF

By Lewis M. Weinstein

A FLOOD OF EVIL tells the tale of German Catholic boy from Munich who turns into a Nazi and a Jewish lady from the Polish shtetl of Ciechanow who turns into an the world over identified journalist. Improbably, they fall in love and sign up for forces to aim to forestall the increase of Hitler.

The tale covers the years 1923-1933, and a sequel set opposed to the occasions of 1934-1945 is at present being written.

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… a robust and complicated tale approximately love, worry and the corrosive abuse of political power

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Download A Basket of Apples: Stories by Shirley Faessler by Shirley Faessler PDF

By Shirley Faessler

Shirley Faessler brings the magic of a born storyteller to those associated tales a couple of coterie of Jewish immigrants in Toronto's Kensington industry within the Twenties and Nineteen Thirties. This version provides all six of the author's acclaimed "Kensington marketplace" tales for the 1st time on the grounds that their preliminary ebook in booklet shape in 1988. With a captivating new foreword by means of Lily Poritz Miller, Faessler's former editor at McClelland and Stewart. "A witty and uncompromising writer." -- Nobel laureate Alice Munro

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Download Double Agents: Espionage, Literature, and Liminal Citizens by Erin G Carlston PDF

By Erin G Carlston

Why have been white bourgeois homosexual male writers so drawn to spies, espionage, and treason within the 20th century? Erin G. Carlston believes such figures and issues have been severe to exploring citizenship and its limits, necessities, and percentages within the glossy Western country. via shut readings of Marcel Proust’s novels, W. H. Auden’s poetry, and Tony Kushner’s play Angels in the US, which all reference real-life espionage instances regarding Jews, homosexuals, or Communists, Carlston connects homosexual men’s fascination with spying to greater debates in regards to the making and contestation of social identity.

Carlston argues that during the trendy West, a particular place has been assigned to these seemed to be marginal to the state as a result of non-visible non secular, political, or sexual variations. simply because those “invisible Others” existed someplace among the thoroughly alien and the absolutely normative, they evoked acute anxieties concerning the protection and solidarity of the countryside. Incorporating readings of nonliterary cultural artifacts, similar to trial transcripts, into her research, Carlston pinpoints moments within which nationwide self-conceptions in France, England, and the U.S. grew volatile. Concentrating in particular at the Dreyfus affair in France, the defections of Communist spies within the U.K., and the Rosenberg case within the usa, Carlston at once hyperlinks twentieth-century tensions round citizenship to the social and political issues of 3 generations of influential writers.

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Download Futurity: Contemporary Literature and the Quest for the Past by Amir Eshel PDF

By Amir Eshel

When taking a look at how trauma is represented in literature and the humanities, we have a tendency to specialize in the burden of the prior. during this publication, Amir Eshel means that this retrospective gaze has trapped us in a look for cause within the insanity of the 20 th century’s catastrophes on the price of literature’s potential imaginative and prescient. contemplating numerous key literary works, Eshel argues in Futurity that by means of grappling with watershed occasions of modernity, those works show a future-centric engagement with the previous that opens up the current to new political, cultural, and moral possibilities—what he calls futurity.


Bringing jointly postwar German, Israeli, and Anglo-American literature, Eshel lines a shared trajectory of futurity in global literature. He starts off through interpreting German works of fiction and the debates they spurred over the long run personality of Germany’s public sphere. Turning to literary works by way of Jewish-Israeli writers as they revisit Israel’s political delivery, he exhibits how those tales encouraged a robust reconsideration of Israel’s id. Eshel then discusses post-1989 literature—from Ian McEwan’s Black Dogs to J. M. Coetzee’s Diary of a foul Year—revealing how those books flip to occasions like international warfare II and the Iraq warfare now not just to make feel of the prior yet to consider the political and highbrow horizon that emerged after 1989. Bringing to mild how reflections at the prior create instruments for the longer term, Futurity reminds us of the various chances literature holds for grappling with the demanding situations of either this present day and tomorrow.

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