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Cohen, Jessica (Translator)

Overview
Works: 34 works in 178 publications in 2 languages and 10,165 library holdings
Genres: Diaries  Personal narratives  History  Fiction  Biography  Personal narratives‡vJewish  Domestic fiction  Comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels  Bildungsromans 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Author
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jessica Cohen
To the end of the land by David Grossman( Book )

23 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 2,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ora, a middle-aged Israeli mother, is on the verge of celebrating her son Ofer's release from army service when he returns to the front for a major offensive. she sets out for a hike in the Galilee, leaving no forwarding information for the "notifiers" who might darken her door with the worst possible news. Recently estranged from her husband, Ilan, she drags along their former best friend and her former lover Avram. Avram served in the army alongside Ilan when they were young. Avram was sent into Egypt and the Yom Kippur War, where he was brutally tortured as POW. In the aftermath, a virtual hermit, he refused to keep in touch with the family and has never met the boy. Ora supplies the whole story of her motherhood, a retelling that keeps Ofer very much alive and opens Avram to human bonds undreamed of in his broken world
A horse walks into a bar by David Grossman( Book )

14 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 1,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dov Greenstein, a comedian a bit past his prime, is doing a night of stand-up in a dive in a small Israeli city. In the audience are some whom Dov knew as a boy, an awkward, scrawny kid who walked on his hands to confound the neighborhood bullies. Gradually Dov's patter becomes a kind of memoir: we meet his mother, a Holocaust survivor in need of constant monitoring, and his punishing father, a striver who had little understanding of his creative son; Dov recalls his week at a military camp for youth; and shares a story of loss and survival
Falling out of time by David Grossman( Book )

17 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Announcing I have to go, a grief-stricken Israeli villager takes leave of his bewildered wife, embarking on a journey to there -- an impossibly undefined place where he hopes to find and to speak with his dead son. As he sets out walking, in ever-widening circles around his village, the Walking Man becomes a Pied Piper of Bereavement
All the rivers : a novel by Dorit Rabinyan( Book )

9 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One day, in the cold of early New York winter, a chance encounter brings two strangers together: Hilmi, a Palestinian born in Hebron, and an Israeli woman called Liat. A promising young translator, Liat plans to study in New York for six months and then return home to Tel Aviv. Immediately drawn to the charismatic, passionate, and kind Hilmi, Liat decides that their connection will be -- can only be -- an affair, a short-lived but intense memento of her frozen winter away from home. But their passionate fling deepens into love, and Liat and Hilmi find themselves caught between their desire for each other and their duties to their families; between the possibility of creating a life together and the fear that Israelis and Palestinians are supposed to be enemies. And as the weeks and days slip by, Liat and Hilmi must decide whether their love is worth risking the disapproval of their families, their friends and even their government. Written by one of Israel's most acclaimed contemporary authors, All The Rivers is a powerful, deeply intimate Romeo and Juliet story for our times"--
The seven good years : a memoir by Etgar Keret( Book )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The seven years between the birth of Etgar Keret's son and the death of his father were good years, though still full of reasons to worry. Lev is born in the midst of a terrorist attack. Etgar's father gets cancer. The threat of constant war looms over their home and permeates daily life"
The property by Rutu Modan( Book )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

TV producer Mica Segal accompanies her grandmother, Regina, on the old lady's first return to Warsaw since she fled, pregnant by a gentile with Mica's late father, to Palestine in 1939. On the plane, the son of a friend of Regina's ebulliently accosts the women and thereafter seems to show up wherever they go, even separately. Mica shakes him by dodging into a café, where she meets a charming Pole who leads Jewish history tours. Not by chance, Regina comes on her own to the same café to meet an old man who lives in the building--yes, Mica's grandfather. While the purpose of the trip is to assert Regina's title to a building her parents had owned, what develops is an intrafamilial tiff, an ultimately fulfilling reunion, and the possible start of a romance
Her body knows : two novellas by David Grossman( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "Frenzy," reserved Shaul lets his sister-in-law, Esti, into a secret nightmare, as he reveals to her his conviction that his wife is having an affair. Along with Esti, we find ourselves trapped in his paranoia and desperation as we accompany the odd pair down Israel's highways on a journey that reveals a passion perverted by jealousy and self-loathing. In the title story, a successful but embittered novelist visits her mother, who is in the last stages of cancer. Grossman investigates the powers of storytelling to harm and heal as the daughter reads aloud her own imagined, merciless account of her mother's love affair with a much younger teenage boy
Writing in the dark by David Grossman( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Throughout his career, David Grossman has been a voice for peace and reconciliation between Israel and its Arab citizens and neighbors. In six new essays on politics and culture in Israel today, he addresses the conscience of a country that has lost faith in its leaders and its ideals. This collection includes an already famous speech concerning the disastrous Second Lebanon War of 2006, the war that took the life of Grossman's twenty-year-old son, Uri. Moving, humane, clear-sighted, and courageous, touching on literature and artistic creation as well as politics and philosophy, these writings are a cri de coeur from a heroic voice of reason at a time of uncertainty and despair."--Jacket
Accidents : a novel by Yael Hedaya( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifty-year-old Yonatan Luria, raising his daughter, Dana, alone, finds his life transformed forever when he meets Shira Klein, a best-selling author, and the three embark on a halting journey toward making a family together
Eden : a novel by Yael Hedaya( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Divorcing his wife under the resentful scrutiny of his promiscuous adolescent daughter, emotionally detached architect Mark pursues a relationship with his ex's best friend, who is desperate to have a baby, in a story set in a rural Israeli town
Bliss : a novel by Ronit Matalon( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Ofra is called from Tel Aviv to France to attend the funeral of her beloved cousin Michel, she escapes a life lived vicariously through Sarah, her oldest friend, a photographer and political activist. In Paris, Ofra enters the embrace of her French family and the intimate world of domestic life, while Sarah, in Tel Aviv, drifts even farther from her husband, Udi. Drawn to a Palestinian nationalist, she takes on the fight for a girl from Gaza who has been injured by an Israeli bullet and needs medical treatment that can only be had inside Israel. As Sarah adopts the cause with near- destructive zeal and pledges herself to the suffering of others, her own child goes untended, with dreadful consequences for all. Against a backdrop of national conflict, Bliss confronts the terrible dilemma of choosing between one's desires and one's beliefs, between grand ideological commitment and the more mundane claims of family
A land without borders : my journey around East Jerusalem and the West Bank by Nir Baram( Book )

3 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Award-winning journalist and author Nir Baram spent a year and a half traveling around the West Bank and East Jerusalem. In this fascinating recount of that journey, Baram navigates the conflict-ridden regions and hostile terrain to speak with a wide range of people, among them Palestinian-Israeli citizens trapped behind the separation wall in Jerusalem and Jewish settlers determined to forge new lives on the West Bank. Baram also talks to children on Kibbutz Nirim who lived through the war in Gaza, and ex-prisoners from Fatah who, after spending years detained in Israeli jails, are now promoting a peace initiative. And he returns again and again to Jerusalem, city of his birth, where a hushed civil war is in full swing. A Land Without Borders is a clear-eyed, compassionate and essential guide to understanding a complex reality; a perceptive and sensitive exploration of a labyrinthine conflict and the experiences of the people ensnared in it, by one of the most distinctive writers working in Israel today
Isra Isle : a novel by Nava Semel( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1825 Mordecai Manuel Noah bought Grand Island, downriver from Niagara Falls, from the local Native Americans, to created a place of refuge for the Jewish people, but no Jews came. What would have happened if Jews from all over the world had followed Noah's call and fulfilled his vision?
To the end of the land by David Grossman( )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ora, a middle-aged Israeli mother, is on the verge of celebrating her son Ofer's release from army service when he returns to the front for a major offensive. she sets out for a hike in the Galilee, leaving no forwarding information for the "notifiers" who might darken her door with the worst possible news. Recently estranged from her husband, Ilan, she drags along their former best friend and her former lover Avram. Avram served in the army alongside Ilan when they were young. Avram was sent into Egypt and the Yom Kippur War, where he was brutally tortured as POW. In the aftermath, a virtual hermit, he refused to keep in touch with the family and has never met the boy. Ora supplies the whole story of her motherhood, a retelling that keeps Ofer very much alive and opens Avram to human bonds undreamed of in his broken world
The diamond setter by Moshik Sakal( Book )

4 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The uneventful life of a jeweler from Tel Aviv changes abruptly in 2011 after Fareed, a handsome young man from Damascus, crosses illegally into Israel and makes his way to the ancient port city of Jaffa in search of his roots. In his pocket is a piece of a famous blue diamond known as "Sabakh." Intending to return the diamond to its rightful owner, Fareed is soon swept up in Tel Aviv's vibrant gay scene, and a turbulent protest movement. He falls in love with both an Israeli soldier and his boyfriend--the narrator of this book--and reveals the story of his family's past: a tale of forbidden love beginning in the 1930s that connects Fareed and the jeweler"--
We were the future : a memoir of the kibbutz by Yael Neeman( Book )

4 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Israeli author reflects on her life as a child of the kibbutz movement and evaluates how this communal structure came into being as well as the social gaps it left in the children who were raised in kibbutzim
The realist by Assaf Hanuka( Book )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shot for shot, Hanuka's home is depicted as a vibrant metropolis and provides a brilliant depiction of modern Tel Aviv. Archaia's edition of The Realist translates and collects both volumes of the work previously titled KO A Tel Aviv into a single book for the first time
A horse walks into a bar by David Grossman( Recording )

8 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A stand-up comedian recalls some of his darkest moments and traumatic memories from childhood on stage in front of a live audience"--
Becoming American : the Chinese experience( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history and experiences of Chinese Americans; also includes personal journeys of AIDS researcher Dr. David Ho, market research pioneer Shirley Young, author Gish Jen, physicist Samuel Ting, and architect Maya Lin
The diary of Anne Frank : the critical edition by Anne Frank( Book )

2 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in Dutch and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stripbewerking van het beroemde dagboek van het joodse meisje Anne Frank, dat tijdens de Tweede Wereldoorlog moest onderduiken. Vanaf ca. 12 jaar
 
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To the end of the land
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Her body knows : two novellasWriting in the darkAccidents : a novelEden : a novelBliss : a novelTo the end of the land
Alternative Names
Cohen, Jessica

Cohen, Jessica (Artist)

Cohen, Jessica (Translator)

Jessica Cohen vertaalster uit Israël

Kohen G'esiyqah 1973-....

Джессика Коэн

ג'סיקה כהן מתרגמת ישראלית-אמריקאית

כהן ג'סיקה 1973-....

جيسيكا كوهن

Languages
English (133)

Dutch (2)