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Description - The Shadows of Berlin by Dovid Bergelson

Shadows of Berlin is, in part, a bleak chronicle of life in Europe growing ever more hostile at the edge of World War II, part mythic parable. Bergelson's stories-passionate, honest, dark and often hilarious-hint at the possibility of redemption even as they suggest a horror just around the corner. Dovid Bergelson (1884-1952) is considered to be one of the best Soviet Yiddish writers of the twentieth century. He was executed in 1952 as part of Stalin's purge of Soviet Yiddish culture. Joachim Neugroschel is the winner of three PEN Translation Awards and the French-American Translation Prize. His translations include works by Franz Kafka, Marcel Proust and Thomas Mann.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780872864443
ISBN-10: 0872864448
Format: Paperback
(185mm x 127mm x 10mm)
Pages: 120
Imprint: City Lights Books
Publisher: City Lights Books
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Dovid Bergelson

Dovid Bergelson, one of the most renowned and influential writers of the 1900s, was born in Ocrimovo, Ukraine, in 1884. In 1952, at the age of 68, after four years of prison, he died a victim of Stalin's police. His work as a writer and literary man spans a period of approximately thirty years.