Using both Jewish and Nazi documentation, David Fishman’s book describes the day-to-day operation of the so-called Paper Brigade.
Could he have predicted the internal dangers, and the one rotund orange one that governs them all, now faced by the country? No.
“Horn manages to enmesh us in Rachel’s psychic torments — of being buffeted by history without the hope of an ending.”
The National Jewish Book Awards have selected Francine Klagsbrun’s “Lioness: Golda Meir and the Nation of Israel” as 2017’s most notable Jewish book.
Even Philip Roth, who was friendly with Appelfeld, mistyped him as a “dislocated writer, a deported writer, a dispossessed and uprooted writer.”
During WWII, he became a forger. With red crayons and black ink, he shaved years off the lives of French children.
“Spoiler: Weiner’s novel turns on a twist, though if you know his work, the unexpected conclusion actually turns out to be a predictable one.”
The story of the Greens is a cautionary tale about big money attempting to muscle an intellectual culture into submission and also a slapstick comedy.13
Translator Jessica Cohen shared the Man Booker International Prize with David Grossman for her translation of his novel “A Horse Walks Into a Bar.”
The study of Jewish history had two goals: To create an objective picture of the Jewish past and to defend the Jewish people from anti-Semitic libels.
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