Jews and Germans, Germans and Jews: A Novella and Short Stories

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American Editions, Jan 1, 2002 - Fiction - 240 pages
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Fiction. Short stories. In this novella and short stories by the much praised author of HEADS, Alan Goldfein carries us through the adventures of American Jews in today's Germany, a land still haunted by yesterday's Germany. In Deutschland on business, or by marriage, or seeking something lost, these "visitors" share a shadowed chord with the natives, even in moments of comedy, exuberance and hope: A young man dances with a Fraulein at a Maipole celebration; a Jewish musicologist is joined on the Berlin subway by a skinhead; a reconciliation group is shattered by a shocking revelation. "So close, so very close to the ineffable heart of our discontented civilization-A masterful achievement"--Kirkus Reviews.

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Alan Goldfein's stories and essays have appeared in Commentary, Playboy, Oui, Satire, Beyond Baroque,Cimarron Review, Colorado Quarterly, Forum, Florida Quarterly, The San Francisco Chronicle Examiner, and in a Random House collection, On the Job: Fiction About Work. He is the author of Heads, JEWS AND GERMANS/GERMANS AND JEWS, EUROPE'S MACADAM AMERICA'S TAR and of numerous episodes for television series, such as Knots Landing, Perfect Couples, Bodies of Evidence, and Paradise. He and his wife, the semiologist Ute Werner, live in Berkeley and Bad Herrenalb, Germany.

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