By Leo Perutz,Beatrice Talamo
Il grande romanzo di Praga
«Leo Perutz è un genio».
Praga, positive del XVI secolo. Sulla città regna Rodolfo II, imperatore del Sacro Romano Impero, collezionista, mecenate delle arti e delle scienze, uomo eccentrico e misterioso. Vive arroccato nel Castello, circondato da alchimisti, astrologi, pittori, servitori fedeli e imbroglioni di ogni risma. Ama una donna di nome Esther, moglie dell’ebreo Mordechai Meisl, l’uomo che gli presta il denaro in step with los angeles sfarzosa ed eccentrica vita di corte, ma è un amore che esiste solo nei sogni, perché così ha voluto Rabbi Löw, autore di sortilegi, cabalista e artefice del Golem. Dentro questa Praga magica e perduta Leo Perutz intreccia le sue invenzioni narrative, fantastiche e poetiche, intorno a un perno che è l’inestricabile intreccio dei destini dei due rivali, Rodolfo e Mordechai, il Cristiano e l’Ebreo, entrambi grandi, entrambi perdenti.
By David R. Slavitt
With the Frenchmen in his head and his prognosis soaring, the author grapples with the correct reaction to mortality, contemplating canine as a metaphor for wandering souls, the scratch of a pen and its connection to eczema and the distinction among his mother's homicide and his personal doubtful future.
As Slavitt writes in OVERTURE, "The brain isn't really the place the genuine enterprise of our lives is transacted, yet elsewhere, within the recesses of the body."
By Adam Bradford
By Friedrich Gundolf,Elisabeth Salomon,Gunilla Eschenbach,Helmuth Mojem
Die Liebesbeziehung von Stefan Georges „Lieblingsjünger“, dem Heidelberger Germanisten Friedrich Gundolf (1880-1931), zu der so schönen wie emanzipierten Jüdin Elisabeth Salomon (1893-1958) gilt als zentrales Skandalon des George-Kreises. Der Briefwechsel der beiden lässt nun eine anrührende Innensicht ihrer Beziehung zu, die sich zwischen Heidelberg, Berlin, Wien und Rom abspielte - vor dem Hintergrund von Erstem Weltkrieg, Spartakusaufstand, Inflationszeit, Wiener Psychoanalyse und italienischem Faschismus.
Friedrich Gundolf, durch sein legendäres Goethe-Buch (1916) Mitbegründer einer antipositivistischen Geistesgeschichte, warfare zu Lebzeiten der prominenteste deutsche Literaturwissenschaftler. 1914 beginnt sein spannungs- und wechselvolles Liebesverhältnis mit der promovierten Nationalökonomin und freien Journalistin Elisabeth Salomon, das 1926 in die Ehe mündet. Die bis vor kurzem nicht zugängliche, insgesamt 1382 Briefe umfassende Korrespondenz ist ein einzigartiges historisches Dokument und bewegendes biographisches Zeugnis zugleich. Im Zusammenspiel mit der Geliebten schuf Gundolf sein modernstes Werk.
By Boris Sandler,Barnett Zumoff
Red footwear for Rachel, Sandler’s award-winning selection of 3 novellas, positive aspects tightly wound stories that seamlessly include diversified genres, together with magic realism, satire, and autobiography, and profound mental profiles to create touching portrayals of the human event. Zumoff’s translation of Sandler’s unique Yiddish assortment makes the J. I. Segal Award–winning quantity to be had to English readers for the 1st time.
In the collection’s eponymous novella, Rachel, a daughter of Holocaust survivors raised in Brighton seashore, encounters a Moldovan Jewish immigrant divorcee as she is tending to her disabled, aged mom alongside the Coney Island boardwalk. because the commence a dating, the tale unearths their previous and the commonalities among little ones of Holocaust survivors raised in very diversified societies. within the novella Karolina Bugaz, an exhausted Moldovan Jewish immigrant architect leaves his spouse and newly non secular son in the back of to move on a cruise to a mysterious island, that can simply be an immediate voyage via house and time into his prior. within the volume’s so much acclaimed tale, Halfway Down the line again to You, an aged Moldovan Holocaust survivor in Israel separated from her kids by means of emigration needs to confront her previous as her failing brain starts to blur the limits among her way of life and the horrors of warfare sixty years ahead of. The novella was once tailored via the writer into an acclaimed play, which has been staged within the usa, Belgium, and France.
By Leslie Tonner
In 1950, the 5 cities are a burgeoning suburban vacation spot for these looking for a greater lifestyles. Arthur Freundlich is a kind of pioneers. With the new inflow of Jews to ny, the previous GI has relocated his mom, pregnant spouse, and three-year-old daughter from a tiny residence in Queens to a split-level apartment in Cedarhurst—a international except the cramped quarters of Brooklyn and Queens that Arthur knew.
In his prosperous, insulated nook of this previously WASP-y small-town group, Harvard-educated John avoid lives together with his spouse and their son Christopher, who reasons a scandal while he falls in love with attractive, Jewish Melanie Miller.
A black girl suffering to elevate her relatives in turbulent occasions, Lulu Pearce leaves blue-collar Inwood each morning to paintings as a maid in middle-class houses in Woodmere. yet an undesirable being pregnant may well ceaselessly adjust the process her future.
As the United States comes of age, those 3 households conflict bigotry, racism, and dramatically altering mores in a single of lengthy Island’s most famed suburban enclaves.
By Beth Kissileff
By Sami Sjöberg
In fresh years the position of faith within the avant-garde has began to draw scholarly curiosity. the current quantity makes a speciality of the paintings of the Romanian Jewish poet and visible artist Isidore Isou (1925–2007) who based the lettrist move within the Forties. The Jewish culture performed a serious half within the Western avant-garde as represented through lettrism. The hyperlinks among lettrism and Judaism are sizeable, but they've been principally unexplored in the past. The examine investigates the works of a circulate that explicitly emphasises its leading edge place whereas hoping on a medieval non secular culture as a resource of radical textual options. It debts for lettrism’s renunciation of mainstream traditions in favour of a subversive culture, consequently Jewish mysticism. The spiritual inclination of lettrism additionally impacts the suggestion of the avant-garde. the weather of the Jewish culture in Isou’s theories and inventive construction evoke a broader framework the place faith and experimental artwork complement each one other.
By Nadia Valman,Cynthia Scheinberg,Rachel Potter,Sarah Sceats,Sue Vice,Peter Lawson,Louise Sylvester,Phyllis Lassner,David Brauner,Lucy Wright,Cheryl Verdon
By S. Y. Agnon,Alan Mintz,James S. Diamond
The Parable and Its Lesson is without doubt one of the significant tales from this paintings. Set presently after the massacres of 1000s of Jewish groups within the Ukraine in 1648, it tells the story of a trip into the Netherworld taken via a rabbi and his younger assistant. What the rabbi reveals in his infernal trip is a chain of troubling theological contradictions that endure on divine justice. Agnon's tale supplies us a desirable window onto a neighborhood within the throes of mourning its losses and reconstituting its religious, communal, and monetary existence within the aftermath of disaster. there is not any query that Agnon wrote of the 1648 massacres out of an expertise of the singular catastrophic bloodbath of his personal time—the Holocaust.
James S. Diamond has presents an in depth set of notes to ensure that modern-day reader to understand the wealthy cultural global of the textual content. The advent and interpretive essay by way of Alan Mintz light up Agnon's grand venture for recreating the lifetime of Polish Jewry, and steer the reader in the course of the knots and twists of the plot.