The Shadows of Berlin: The Berlin Stories of Dovid Bergelson

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City Lights Books, Jun 1, 2005 - Fiction - 116 pages
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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 (1884Ė1952) 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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User Review  - Michael - Goodreads

Just OK. Interesting series of stories assembled from the world of Berlin between the wars through the eyes of a Jewish exile from the Ukraine, a very popular writer in Yiddish at the time ... Read full review

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User Review  - Cheryl - Goodreads

This collection of short stories was the first book I purchased at City Lights in San Francisco. A true treasure to add to my personal library! Melancholic Yiddish tales, yes. Hopeful sentiment, no ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

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.

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