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Aharon Appelfeld (1932–2018)

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Aharon Appelfeld was born in a town near Czernowitz, Romania on February 16, 1932. When he was 8 years old, he and his father endured a forced march to a labor camp in Ukraine. He escaped the camp and spent the next three years as a shepherd working for various peasants and always concealing his visa mer Jewish identity. He then joined the Soviet Army as a cook's helper. After World War II, he spent months in a refugee camp in Italy before going to Palestine in 1946. He worked on a kibbutz, fought in the 1948 Arab-Israeli war, and studied philosophy at Hebrew University. The Holocaust was the main subject of his books. His first novel, The Skin and the Gown, was published in 1971. His other works include Badenheim 1939, The Age of Wonders, To the Land of the Cattails, The Healer, The Immortal Bartfuss, For Every Sin, and Writing and the Holocaust. He received the Israel Prize for literature, The Prime Minister's Prize for Creative Writing, and two Anne Frank Literary Prizes. He taught Hebrew literature for many years at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, in Beersheba. He died on January 4, 2018 at the age of 85. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre

Verk av Aharon Appelfeld

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The Conversion (1991) 96 exemplar
For Every Sin (1989) 93 exemplar
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All Whom I Have Loved (1999) 73 exemplar
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Vedertaget namn
Appelfeld, Aharon
Namn enligt folkbokföringen
אפלפלד, אהרן
Andra namn
אפלפלד אהרון
Appelfeld, Aron
Аппельфельд, Аарон
Appelfeld, Ervin
Czernowitz, Romania (now part of Ukraine)
Petah Tikva, Israel
Jerusalem, Israel
Beersheva, Israel
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Holocaust survivor
Hebrew literature professor
short story writer
Ben Gurion University
Priser och utmärkelser
Israel Prize (1983)
Bialik Prize (1979)
Man Booker International Prize Finalist (2013)
Brenner Prize (1975)
Kort biografi
Aharon Appelfeld, né Ervin Appelfeld, was born to a Jewish family in Cernăuți, Bukovina, then Romania (present-day Chernivtsi, Ukraine). In 1941, when he was eight years old, Nazi troops captured the town after a year of Soviet annexation, and his mother and grandmother were murdered. He and his father were deported to a forced labor camp in Ukraine. Appelfeld escaped and spent the next three years roaming the forests, occasionally working for shepherds and peasants and always concealing his Jewish identity. In 1944, he joined the Soviet Army as a cook's helper in field kitchens. After World War II, he spent months in a refugee camp in Italy before making his way alone, at age 14, to the British Mandate of Palestine in 1946. He worked on a kibbutz, fought in the 1948 Israeli War of Independence, and studied with Max Brod, Martin Buber, and Gershom Scholem at Hebrew University. He was finally reunited with his father in 1960. Appelfeld became a writer and the Holocaust in Europe was the main subject of his more than 40 books. He was one of the foremost Hebrew language authors despite the fact that he did not learn the language until he was a teenager. His mother tongue was German, and he was also proficient in Yiddish, Ukrainian, Romanian, Russian, English, and Italian. His debut novel, The Skin and the Gown, was published in 1971. Among his other works were Badenheim 1939 (1979), The Age of Wonders (1978), Until the Dawn's Light (1995), and several collections of short stories. His work received international critical and popular acclaim, and he was awarded the Israel Prize for literature and the Bialik Prize for literature among many other honors. His autobiography, The Story of a Life: A Memoir, won the Prix Médicis in France. He taught Hebrew literature for many years at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Beersheba.



excellent writing, interesting, hard to put down. some first generation parents didn't want to speak of the war and how they escaped or hid. in Israel kids were often ashamed of these holocaust parents and turned away from everything they stood for and the parents dandy want to make it hard for the children. their yiddish language, their jewish traditions...but we are all somehow tide to our roots and our past
evatkaplan | 2 andra recensioner | Mar 25, 2024 |
A tender but strong novel about honoring family, memories, horrific lost and regret.
Frightening to picture Ernst, now in his 70's and ill, being a willing participant in hate and violence in his youth... against his own people.

And young Irena, peasant-like and intuitive is the opposite; humble, loving, and deeply, religiously respectful of her parents and their home. Ernst remembers spending lots of time with his grandparents in the Carpathian Mountains; they farmed, led sparing lives and followed Jewish law. Ernst recalls with love and awe the richness and beauty of their simple and worthy lives.

Ernst needs Irena to care for him and she learns from him.

A beautiful read!
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Bookish59 | 3 andra recensioner | Dec 11, 2023 |
Un livre pour enfants loin de l’innocence dont on veut souvent les parer. Une histoire de survie dans le froid de l’hiver et de l’histoire, pas toujours réaliste et qui place une grande foi dans la bonté humaine (ou du moins de certains êtres humains).
On ne parle pas des causes de la guerre, on ne parle pas de religion, mais on vit les conséquences de cette guerre à hauteur d’enfant. Une bonne première approche de cette période historique pour des enfants de 10 à 12 ans, avec de préférence l’accompagnement d’un adulte pour remettre tout cela dans son contexte.… (mer)
raton-liseur | 6 andra recensioner | Nov 4, 2023 |
After reading his first few books, I grew tired of Appelfeld’s intentionally clear and precise language couple with ultimately fantastic and opaque stories. They are rich with metaphor and never quite directly about the one subject that united them all: the Holocaust. Many of his books purposely have no resolution and eventually this drove me away despite the easy, straightforward writing and the complete accessibility of his work. This later work is far more realistically grounded, a “conventional” story that I found more suited to my tastes and, unlike his other works, almost “enjoyable,” were the tone, the theme, and the writing not so dark. Recommended.… (mer)
Gypsy_Boy | 4 andra recensioner | Aug 25, 2023 |



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