A Table for One: Under the Light of Jerusalem

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Toby, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 142 pages
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'A Table for One' throws light on an unknown side of Aharon Appelfeld, the internationally acclaimed author of more than 30 works of fiction and non-fiction. It reveals the centrality of Jerusalem, in particular the cafe culture, to his life.

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Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
31
Section 3
35
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About the author (2007)

Aharon Appelfeld, born in Czernovitz, Bukovina, in 1932, experienced a tortuous childhood. Imprisoned in a German concentration camp at the age of eight, Appelfeld escaped and wandered around the Ukrainian countryside for several years, eventually joining the Russian, and later the Israeli, armies. Later still, he studied philosophy at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. The Holocaust had a powerful effect on Appelfeld's life and works. Feelings and emotions associated with the survivors of the Holocaust, such as imminent doom, stunted his personal development, and fear pervaded Appelfeld's writing. "To the Land of the Cattails," "The Healer," and "Writing and the Holocaust" are a few of his many excellent works. Appelfeld taught Hebrew Literature for many years at Ben-Gurion University, Beersheba. His many awards include The Prime Minister's Prize for Creative Writing, two Anne Frank Literary Prizes, and the Israel Prize.

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