Waiting For America

Author: Maxim D. Shrayer
Editor: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 0815651805
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In 1987 a young Jewish man, the central figure in this captivating book, leaves Moscow for good with his parents. They celebrate their freedom in opulent Vienna and spend two months in Rome and the coastal resort of Ladispoli. While waiting in Europe for a U.S. refugee visa, the book’s twenty-year-old poet quenches his thirst for sexual and cultural discovery. Through his colorful Austrian and Italian misadventures, he experiences the shock, thrill, and anonymity of encountering Western democracies, running into European roadblocks while shedding Soviet social taboos. As he anticipates entering a new life in America, he movingly describes the baggage that exiles bring with them, from the inescapable family traps and ties to the sweet cargo of memory. An emigration story, Waiting for America explores the rapid expansion of identity at the cusp of a new, American life. Told in a revelatory first-person narrative, Waiting for America is also a vibrant love story in which the romantic main character is torn between Russian and Western women. Filled with poignant humor and reinforced by hope and idealism, the author’s confessional voice carries the reader in the same way one is carried through literary memoirs like Tolstoy’s Childhood, Boyhood, Youth, Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast, or Nabokov’s Speak, Memory. Babel, Sebald, and Singer—all transcultural masters of identity writing—are the coordinates that help to locate Waiting for America on the greater map of literature.

Yom Kippur In Amsterdam

Author: Maxim D. Shrayer
Editor: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 0815651058
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Whether set in Maxim D. Shrayer’s native Russia or in North America and Western Europe, the eight stories in this collection explore emotionally intricate relationships that cross traditional boundaries of ethnicity, religion, and culture. Tracing the lives, obsessions, and aspirations of Jewish-Russian immigrants, these poignant, humorous, and tender stories create an expansive portrait of individuals struggling to come to terms with ghosts of their European pasts while simultaneously seeking to build new lives in their American present.

Leaving Russia

Author: Maxim D. Shrayer
Editor: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 0815652437
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A memoir of coming of age and struggling to leave the USSR. Shrayer chronicles the triumphs and humiliations of a Soviet childhood and expresses the dreams and fears of a Jewish family that never gave up its hopes for a better life. Narrated in the tradition of Tolstoy’s confessional trilogy and Nabokov’s autobiography, this is a searing account of the KGB’s persecution of refuseniks, a poet’s rebellion against totalitarian culture, and Soviet fantasies of the West during the Cold War.

Jonah And Sarah

Author: David Shrayer-Petrov
Editor: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 0815607768
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From the deceptively simple narratives Apple Cider Vinegar and Hurricane Bob to the surrealist story Dismemberers and the magical tales Jonah and Sarah and Lanskoy Road, the tempo fluctuates, but throughout, David Shrayer-Petrov seamlessly preserves familiar voices. The stories have a genuine feel of the setting and epochthe Russian stories work as narratives of everyday life, while the American stories offer an accurate sense of an émigré's alienation. Like all good works of fiction, these stories take on a mythic quality and transcend time and place. Each carries and communicates to the reader an aura of mystery, the enigma of love, and a meeting of Jewish past and present. Whether he invokes lyrical dialogue, gentle irony, or sharp polemical discourse, Shrayer-Petrov shows that he is a powerful presence in Russian and Jewish literature. For those interested in fiction about new immigrants to America or in the psychology of Jews in the two decades before the Soviet Union's collapse, this collection is a must read.

Die Jiddischen Drucke Der Bayerischen Staatsbibliothek The Yiddish Printed Books In The Bayerische Staatsbibliothek

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Editor: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110953978
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Die Jiddisch-Bestände der Bayerischen Staatsbibliothek sind mit über 5.000 Bänden die umfangreichsten in einer deutschen Bibliothek. Die Sammlung wurde Mitte des 16. Jahrhunderts begonnen und ohne Unterbrechungen bis heute fortgeführt. Der vorliegende Katalog enthält ein Register mit Namen in hebräischer Schrift und Verweisungen auf die Ansetzungsform in lateinischer Schrift.

Midnight At The Pera Palace The Birth Of Modern Istanbul

Author: Charles King
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393245780
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“Timely . . . brilliant . . . hugely enjoyable, magnificently researched and deeply absorbing.”—Jason Goodwin, New York Times Book Review At midnight, December 31, 1925, citizens of the newly proclaimed Turkish Republic celebrated the New Year. For the first time ever, they had agreed to use a nationally unified calendar and clock. Yet in Istanbul—an ancient crossroads and Turkey's largest city—people were looking toward an uncertain future. Never purely Turkish, Istanbul was home to generations of Greeks, Armenians, and Jews, as well as Muslims. It welcomed White Russian nobles ousted by the Russian Revolution, Bolshevik assassins on the trail of the exiled Leon Trotsky, German professors, British diplomats, and American entrepreneurs—a multicultural panoply of performers and poets, do-gooders and ne’er-do-wells. During the Second World War, thousands of Jews fleeing occupied Europe found passage through Istanbul, some with the help of the future Pope John XXIII. At the Pera Palace, Istanbul's most luxurious hotel, so many spies mingled in the lobby that the manager posted a sign asking them to relinquish their seats to paying guests. In beguiling prose and rich character portraits, Charles King brings to life a remarkable era when a storied city stumbled into the modern world and reshaped the meaning of cosmopolitanism.

Literature Connections To American History 7 12

Author: Lynda G. Adamson
Editor: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563085031
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Lists titles categorized by time periods and includes an annotated bibliography divided by format type

L Wen Wecken

Author: Ayelet Gundar-Goshen
Editor: Kein & Aber AG
ISBN: 3036992995
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Ein Neurochirurg überfährt einen illegalen Einwanderer. Es gibt keine Zeugen, und der Mann wird ohnehin sterben - warum also die Karriere gefährden und den Unfall melden? Doch tags darauf steht die Frau des Opfers vor der Haustür des Arztes und macht ihm einen Vorschlag, der sein geordnetes Leben komplett aus der Bahn wirft. Wie hätte man selbst in einer solchen Situation gehandelt? Diese Frage schwebt über dem Roman, der die Grenzen zwischen Liebe und Hass, Schuld und Vergebung und Gut und Böse meisterhaft auslotet.

Congressional Record

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Editor: Government Printing Office
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Library Journal

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.