Download Il mondo libero (Italian Edition) by David Bezmozgis,Corrado Piazzetta PDF

By David Bezmozgis,Corrado Piazzetta

È l'estate del 1978. I Krasnanskij, una famiglia di ebrei lettoni, lasciano l'Unione Sovietica e arrivano a Roma in keeping with perfezionare i documenti di espatrio according to il Nord the US. Prigionieri nel limbo della burocrazia, Roma sarà in keeping with loro stazione intermedia e purgatorio: vi trascorreranno cinque mesi, da luglio a novembre, immersi nella variopinta sarabanda dell'emigrazione, tra le promesse e i pericoli del «mondo libero», tra nostalgia e alienazione, piccoli espedienti e amori proibiti. Samuil, il patriarca, vecchio funzionario del Partito comunista e veterano dell'Armata rossa, che con l. a. fedele moglie Emma ha lasciato a malincuore il paese cui ha dedicato tutto se stesso, si rifugia nel ricordo. Karl, il primogenito, in viaggio con los angeles moglie Rosa e i due figli, pragmatico e impaziente di sfruttare tutte le opportunità offerte dall'Occidente, viene attratto dal mercato nero. Alec, donnaiolo impenitente, prende los angeles vita come un gioco di leggerezza e seduzione, mentre los angeles bella moglie Polina, che ha abbandonato i genitori e l'amata sorella in line with seguire l. a. nuova famiglia, è alla ricerca della propria identità.

Tra il gelo del regime brezneviano e le folle radunate in piazza San Pietro, in attesa del nuovo papa dopo l. a. morte di Paolo VI, tre generazioni di ebrei sovietici, intrappolati fra due mondi, sono raccontate con sguardo acuto ed empatico da David Bezmozgis che, in un romanzo traboccante di umanità e ironia, attinge a vicende autobiografiche in keeping with dare vita a personaggi indimenticabili, sullo sfondo di un'epoca di grande complessità storica.

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Download Washing the Dead by Michelle Brafman PDF

By Michelle Brafman

“Intimate, big-hearted, compassionate and clear-eyed, Brafman’s novel turns secrets and techniques into truths and the reality into the center of fiction.” —AMY BLOOM, writer of Lucky Us and Away

“From roots in a single non secular culture, comes a story of emotional redemption for we all. Michelle Brafman’s miraculous compassion for all human frailty infuses this tale concerning the desire for fact and the promise of forgiveness.” —HELEN SIMONSON, writer of Major Pettigrew’s final Stand

“Heartfelt and real, Washing the lifeless by no means betrays the advanced truths of kinfolk and tradition.”
— DAVID BEZMOZGIS, writer of Natasha and different Stories and The Betrayers

“Like a Jewish Anne Lamott, Brafman reels you in with heat, intensity and heart.” —SUSAN COLL, writer of The Stager and Acceptance

Three generations of girls confront kinfolk secrets and techniques during this exquisitely wrought debut novel that examines the adventure of spiritual group, the perilous emotional route to maturity, and the ability of sacred rituals to fix broken bonds among moms and daughters.

Michelle Brafman’s award-winning brief tales and essays have seemed within the Washington Post, Slate, Tablet, Lilith Magazine, Bethesda Magazine and in different places. She teaches fiction writing on the Johns Hopkins collage MA in Writing software and lives in Glen Echo, Maryland together with her husband and children.

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Download Farewell to Dejla: Stories of Iraqi Jews at Home and in by Tova Sadka PDF

By Tova Sadka

Cleverly elucidating the somber diaspora of Iraqi Jews, this choice of tales explores the little-publicized migration of a humans escaping oppression, basically to be faced with the tough realities of latest countries and customs. Sadka's paintings spans Iraq, Israel and the U.S. with appealing, laconic prose, magnifying the typical adversity of immigrants.

These relocating, extraordinary tales are according to old truth inasmuch as they take care of the destruction of the world's oldest Jewish neighborhood. it's anticipated that there have been 150,000 Jews in Iraq in 1948; Israel has absorbed a few 132,000. for the time being, there are approximately 8 Jews ultimate in Iraq, part over 80 years old.

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Download Scriptural Exegesis: The Shapes of Culture and the Religious by Deborah A. Green,Laura S. Lieber PDF

By Deborah A. Green,Laura S. Lieber

Scriptural Exegesis gathers voices from a world neighborhood of students to contemplate the numerous aspects of the background of biblical interpretation and to question how exegesis shapes religious and cultural creativity. Divided into 4 greatly chronological sections that chart numerous techniques from historic to fashionable occasions, the essays learn texts and difficulties rooted within the old global but nonetheless of outrage this day. Eighteen chapters contain the
expertise of members from a various variety of disciplines, together with old faith, philosophy, mysticism, and folklore. each one embraces the problem of explicating complicated and sometimes esoteric writings in mild of Michael Fishbane's groundbreaking paintings in exegesis.

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Download Una historia del libro judío: La cultura judía argentina a by Alejandro Dujovne PDF

By Alejandro Dujovne

Quien accediera a l. a. biblioteca de un hogar judío en l. a. Argentina del período de entreguerras habría encontrado obras escritas en ídish y editadas en Vilna, Varsovia, Moscú, Nueva York, Buenos Aires… ¿Qué puede decir esta condición transnacional acerca de l. a. cultura judía del siglo XX? Alejandro Dujovne sigue los rastros de publicaciones y proyectos editoriales para iluminar una comunidad que, forzada a los angeles diáspora y perseguida, hizo de l. a. sensibilidad por los angeles cultura impresa y por los libros su “patria portátil”.

Desde los angeles perspectiva de l. a. sociología de los angeles edición, el autor reconstruye el universo del libro judío de Buenos Aires desde sus primeros ensayos en l. a. década de 1910 hasta mediados de los años setenta, tornando obvious una trama compuesta por editores, intelectuales, traductores, mecenas, imprentas, instituciones comunitarias, partidos políticos, and so on. Si los angeles ciudad funcionó primero como polo de recepción de obras en ídish publicadas en el extranjero, luego se afirmó como polo de traducción de obras de temática judía al castellano, y las elecciones de cada sello influyeron en l. a. reinvención de “lo judío” en esta lengua. l. a. experiencia de las guerras y del Holocausto, así como el naciente Estado de Israel, tuvieron su eco tanto en los sectores sionistas como en los liberales. Dujovne indaga en los angeles expansión editorial de posguerra y en las disputas en torno al uso de las lenguas “propias” (ídish, hebreo, judeoespañol), y comprueba que los angeles práctica de los angeles edición fue el laboratorio en que se puso a prueba los angeles legitimidad última de cada propuesta identitaria.

Al desplegar el mapa exhaustivo de los desplazamientos materiales y los debates ideológicos, este libro se afirma como una obra de referencia tanto para quienes se interesen por l. a. historia y l. a. sociología de l. a. edición como para quienes quieran recuperar un capítulo insoslayable de l. a. cultura judía argentina.

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Download Borrowed Voices: Writing and Racial Ventriloquism in the by Jennifer Glaser PDF

By Jennifer Glaser

In the a long time following international battle II, many American Jews sought to downplay their distinction, as a way of assimilating into center the United States. but an important minority, together with many famous Jewish writers and intellectuals, clung to their ethnic distinction, utilizing it to sign up dissent with the established order and act as spokespeople for non-white America. 
In this provocative booklet, Jennifer Glaser examines how racial ventriloquism turned an indicator of Jewish-American fiction, as Jewish writers asserted that their very own ethnicity enabled them to talk for different minorities. instead of easily condemning this racial ventriloquism as a kind of cultural appropriation or commending it as an act of empathic mind's eye, Borrowed Voices deals a nuanced research of the process, judiciously assessing either its boundaries and its strength advantages.  Glaser considers how the perform of racial ventriloquism has replaced through the years, studying the books of many recognized writers, together with Bernard Malamud, Cynthia Ozick, Philip Roth, Michael Chabon, Saul Bellow, etc.  
Bringing Jewish experiences into dialog with severe race idea, Glaser additionally opens up a discussion among Jewish-American literature and different kinds of media, together with movies, magazines, and image novels. in addition, she demonstrates how Jewish-American fiction may help us comprehend the bigger anxieties approximately ethnic identification, authenticity, and authorial voice that emerged within the wake of the civil rights movement.

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Download Selbstverortung ohne Ort: Russisch-jüdische Exilliteratur by Britta Korkowsky PDF

By Britta Korkowsky

Das Erleben von Exil hinterlässt einen Bruch im Lebenslauf, den Betroffene immer wieder mithilfe von narrativen Identitätskonstruktionen, autobiographisch oder fiktional, zu überwinden suchen. Die Auseinandersetzung mit einem neuen Umfeld, fremden Spracheindrücken und empfundene Fremdheit zwingt Exilanten zu einer neuen Selbstverortung. Für die russischen Juden im Berlin der zwanziger Jahre warfare dieses Fremdheitsgefühl paradoxerweise ein vertrauter Zustand: Auch im zaristischen Russland hatten sie als Fremde im eigenen Land gegolten.Britta Korkowsky untersucht exilliterarische Texte, vorwiegend der Autoren Viktor Schklowski, Lev Lunc und Ilja Ehrenburg. Der Prozess der Selbstverortung äußert sich in der Perspektive auf die Stadt Berlin, die als kalt und lebensfeindlich wahrgenommen wird. Eindrücke werden immer wieder von Erinnerungen aus der Heimat überlagert, sodass die Stadt stets durch diese Folie aus vergangenen Bildern aufscheint. Die Autoren zeigen eine deutliche Hinwendung zur jüdischen Kulturtradition, die anhand von Intertextverweisen zur Hebräischen Bibel und zum Midrasch offenbar wird. Die gewahrte Distanz der Protagonisten zu ihrer Umwelt lässt sich eindrucksvoll anhand der narrativen Struktur ihrer Texte ablesen.

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Download Other Things Being Equal by Emma Wolf,Barbara Cantalupo PDF

By Emma Wolf,Barbara Cantalupo

generally considered as a literary genius in her day, the Jewish American writer Emma Wolf (1865-1932) wrote brilliant tales that penetrated the struggles of girls and folks of religion, quite Jews, on the flip of the 20th century. This reissue of the 1916 revised version of 1 of her preferred novels, different issues Being equivalent, first released in 1892, introduces Wolf to a brand new new release of readers, immersing them in an interfaith love tale set in her local San Francisco within the past due 19th century. The novel's protagonist, Ruth Levice, a tender highbrow from an upper-class Jewish family members, meets Dr. Herbert Kemp, a Unitarian, and falls in love. The novel's strength lies in its unwillingness to stick to ideological stands. a girl don't need to quit marriage and residential to be powerful, autonomous, and unconventional; a Jew doesn't must be orthodox to stay with regards to her historical past and her faith.

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Download Zwischen Wissenschaft und autobiographischem Projekt: Saul by Karolin Machtans,Alon Confino PDF

By Karolin Machtans,Alon Confino

the quantity examines the autobiographical texts by way of Saul Friedländer and Ruth Klüger within the context in their educational paintings. either their scholarly and their autobiographical paintings are subjected to the stress among the opposing poles at the one hand of wishing to method a truth open air the textual content and at the different of being conscious that each interpretation regularly will depend on the modern context and private heritage of the interpreter. hence Friedländer and Klüger strategy one another from the 2 poles of disciplines ordinarily against one another? the learn of historical past, directed in the direction of ‘objective’ verifiable evidence, and the research of literature, with its concentrate on engagement with fiction.

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Download Secrets and Pearls: On Abraham Abulafia’s Esotericism by Moshe Idel PDF

By Moshe Idel

The distinct affinities among Maimonides’ esotericism and Abraham Abulafia’s Kabbalah exhibit the deep influence of the previous at the latter. The early stories of Abulafia in medieval philosophy, specially Neoaristotelian one, were analyzed for the 1st time. The publication surveys major themes in Judaism as interpreted via Abulafia: Hebrew language, Torah, the folks of Israel, Paradise, within the mild of Maimonides’ esotericism. It claims that Abulafia was once an intensive Maimonidean philosopher for his whole occupation and printed, every so often, the hidden philosophical time table of Maimonides, as he understood it. The common elements of Abulafia’s concept were installed aid, not like these of so much of different Kabbalists. many of the texts utilized in this exposition are nonetheless in manuscripts, they usually were pointed out right here for the 1st time as authored through Abulafia.. His examine is meant for college students of medieval philosophy, Kabbalah, esotericism, particularly in Spain, Byzantine Empire, Italy and Sicily, within the 13th century.

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