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Harshav, Barbara 1940-

Overview
Works: 68 works in 198 publications in 2 languages and 13,206 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Personal narratives  History  Psychological fiction  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Translator, Editor
Classifications: DS135.P62, 892.436
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Barbara Harshav
A surplus of memory chronicle of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising by Yitzhak Zuckerman ( )
10 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Night train to Lisbon by Pascal Mercier ( Book )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Former Latin teacher Raimund Gregorius boards the night train to Lisbon, carrying with him a book by Amadeu de Prado, with whose work he becomes obsessed, and journeys all over the city in search of the truth about the author
Only yesterday by Shmuel Yosef Agnon ( Book )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Seduced by Zionist slogans, young Isaac Kumer imagines the Land of Israel filled with the financial, social, and erotic opportunities that were denied him, the son of an impoverished shopkeeper, in Poland. Once there, he cannot find the agricultural work he anticipated. Instead Isaac happens upon house-painting jobs as he moves from secular, Zionist Jaffa, where the ideological fervor and sexual freedom are alien to him, to ultra-orthodox, anti-Zionist Jerusalem. While some of his Zionist friends turn capitalist, becoming successful merchants, his own life remains adrift and impoverished in a land torn between idealism and practicality, a place that is at once homeland and diaspora. Eventually he marries a religious woman in Jerusalem, after his worldly girlfriend in Jaffa rejects him
The pure element of time by Haim Beʼer ( )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A rich and evocative autobiographical novel about a writer's development. With his keen eye and opulent writing style, Haim Be'er turns the story of his childhood and maturity into a complex and gripping work of art
Hinduism : past and present by Axel Michaels ( Book )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Journey to my father, Isaac Bashevis Singer by Israel Zamir ( Book )
7 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Isaac Bashevis Singer emigrated from Poland to America in 1935, he left behind his wife and five-year-old son, Israel, with the promise to send for them as soon as he got settled. He never did. Mother and child moved first to the USSR and ultimately to Israel, where Zamir grew up on a kibbutz. In 1995, twenty years after their separation, Zamir came to New York to meet his father. Singer's strengths and failings, his methods of working, his passion for the Yiddish language, his lust for words, for women, and for life, all come to new light in Zamir's candid and touching account. Jour
The loves of Judith by Meir Shalev ( Book )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Judith moves to a village in Palestine and three men fall in love with her. She refuses to marry any of them, but eleven years later she gives birth to a son. The boy resembles all three men and all three claim him as their own. Finally, Judith marries one of the men, only to die in a snowstorm. Told by Zayde, her son. By an Israeli writer, author of The Blue Mountain
Memoirs of a Warsaw Ghetto fighter : the past within me by Śimḥah Rotem ( Book )
12 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A. Sutzkever selected poetry and prose by Abraham Sutzkever ( )
3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The last Jew : being the tale of a teacher Henkin and the vulture, the chronicles of the last Jew, the awful tale of Joseph and his offspring, the story of secret charity, the annals of the Moshava, all those wars, and the end of the annals of the Jews by Yoram Kaniuk ( Book )
5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The rise and fall of the Jews is compressed into the enigmatic character of Ebenezer Schneerson, who has somehow become the final repository of all Jewish culture following the ravages of World War II
Snapshots by Michal Govrin ( Book )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ilana Tsuriel was a beautiful, brilliant Israeli intellectual and architect, the estranged wife of a prominent Holocaust scholar and the daughter of a legendary founding Zionist. At the beginning of Snapshots, she dies in a tragic car wreck, leaving her husband, Alain, to piece together the woman he thought he knew from the documents she left behind. Snapshots is assembled from her notes, photos, and drawings, which reveal Ilana's passionate, turbulent, wandering life of love and creativity around the capitals of the world. They portray a woman torn between her life in the United States and Israel; a woman who, during the first Gulf War when missiles were falling on Tel Aviv, struggled with the desire to protect her family yet still engage herself and her children with her homeland
American Yiddish poetry : a bilingual anthology by Barbara Harshav ( Book )
7 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and Yiddish and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Translations with the participation of Kathryn Hellerstein, Brian McHale and Anita Norich." Glossary
Yehuda Amichai, a life of poetry, 1948-1994 by Yehuda Amichai ( Book )
6 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Temporary Poem of My Time, the Israeli poet writes: "Hebrew writing and Arabic writing go from east to west, / Latin writing, from west to east. / Languages are like cats: / You must not stroke their hair the wrong way."
Marc Chagall on art and culture : including the first book on Chagall's art by A. Efros and Ya. Tugendhold (Moscow, 1918) by Marc Chagall ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Marc Chagall (1887-1985) traversed a long route from a boy in the Jewish Pale of Settlement to a commissar of art in revolutionary Russia, to the position of a world-famous French artist. This book presents for the first time a comprehensive collection of Chagall's public statements on art and culture. The documents and interviews shed light on his rich, versatile, and enigmatic art from within his own mental world. The book raises the problems of a multicultural artist with several intersecting identities and the tensions between modernist form and cultural representation in twentieth-century art. It reveals the travails and achievements of his life as a Jew in the twentieth century and his perennial concerns with Jewish identity and destiny, Yiddish literature, and the state of Israel. This collection includes annotations and introductions of the Chagall texts by the Benjamin Harshav that elucidate the texts and convey the changing cultural contexts of Chagall's life."--BOOK JACKET
The court jesters : a novel by Viktor Fischl ( Book )
2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This riveting novel tells of four men, inmates in a Nazi concentration camp, who survive the camp by amusing their tormentors
Even a fist was once an open palm with fingers : recent poems by Yehuda Amichai ( Book )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
concentration on first things and last things. A man's soul is like/ a train schedule/ and a precise and detailed schedule/ of trains that will never run again. A man taking his children to the sites of battles he fought in, or seeing the expression of a former friend in the beautiful eyes of his daughter, or traveling through the changing landscapes and climates of Israel: these are the kinds of everyday experiences that Amichai transmutes into elegy and prophecy
The silence of heaven : Agnon's fear of God by Amos Oz ( Book )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book explores the ideology of Jewish identity not on the land but in texts of the modern classical heritage. this book also takes us into the minds of two major literary figures
The name by Michal Govrin ( Book )
3 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Jewish woman's descent into madness during ritual purification as she seeks atonement for the death of a Holocaust victim. She is Amalia who was named after the victim, a pianist, and she feels she is possessed by her spirit. A first novel by an Israeli poet
Esau : a novel by Meir Shalev ( Book )
5 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A modern version of a classic biblical story about the rivalry of two brothers, Esau and Jacob. In this one, when Jacob steals his woman and inherits the family bakery, Esau emigrates to America to become a gourmet food columnist. By the author of The Blue Mountain, a noted Israeli writer
Sing, stranger : a century of American Yiddish poetry : a historical anthology ( Book )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Benavie, Barbara 1940-
Haršab, Barbarah 1940-...
Hrushovski, Barabara 1940-
Hrushovski, Barbara 1940-
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Languages
English (107)
Yiddish (1)
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