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Negev, Eilat

Overview
Works: 31 works in 87 publications in 8 languages and 2,549 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Personal narratives 
Classifications: PN5123.B345, B
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Most widely held works by Eilat Negev
The first lady of Fleet Street : the life of Rachel Beer : crusading heiress and newspaper pioneer by Eilat Negev ( Book )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A panoramic portrait of a remarkable woman and the tumultuous Victorian era on which she made her mark, this book chronicles the meteoric rise and tragic fall of Rachel Beer--indomitable heiress, social crusader, and newspaper pioneer. Rich with period detail and drawing on a wealth of original material, this never-before-told story recounts the ascent of two of London's most prominent Jewish immigrant families--the Sassoons and the Beers. Born into one, Rachel married into the other, wedding newspaper proprietor Frederick Beer, the sole heir to his father's enormous fortune. Though she and Frederick became leading London socialites, Rachel was ambitious and unwilling to settle for an idle life. She used her husband's platform to assume the editorship of not one but two venerable Sunday newspapers--the Sunday Times and The Observer--a stunning accomplishment at a time when women were denied the vote and allowed little access to education. Rachel Beer remains a pivotal figure in the annals of journalism--and the long march toward equality between the sexes.--From publisher description
In our hearts we were giants : the remarkable story of the Lilliput Troupe : a dwarf family's survival of the Holocaust by Yehuda Koren ( Book )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This remarkable, never-before-told account of the Ovitz family, seven of them dwarfs, bears witness to the best and worst of humanity and to the terrible irony of the Ovitzes' fate: being burdened with dwarfism helped them endure the Holocaust. Through dogged research and interviews with Perla, the last surviving Ovitz sibling, and other relatives, Koren and Negev weave the tale of a beloved and successful family who were popular entertainers in Central Europe until the Nazis deported them to Auschwitz in May 1944. Descending from the transport train into the hell of the concentration camp, the Ovitz family--known widely as the Lilliput Troupe--was separated from other Jewish victims. When Dr. Josef Mengele was notified of their arrival, he assigned them to sequestered quarters. His horrific "research" on twins and other genetically unique individuals already under way, Mengele had special plans for the Ovitzes. The authors chronicle Mengele's loathsome experiments upon the family members, the disturbing fondness he developed for these small people, and their interminable will to survive."--Back cover
Lover of unreason : Assia Wevill, Sylvia Plath's rival and Ted Hughes's doomed love by Yehuda Koren ( Book )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume is a biography of German-born Assia Wevill (1927-1969). She is known for her romantic relationship with English poet Ted Hughes. Wevill killed herself and also her four-year-old daughter. Six years earlier, Hughes's wife Sylvia Plath had also committed suicide. The authors describe the early life of thrice-married Wevill. Born in Berlin and raised in Tel Aviv, she married to a British soldier in order to gain a British passport, Wevill was, as the authors demonstrate, a smoldering femme fatale, highly intelligent, witty and talented. While the authors don't whitewash Wevill's volatile, self-absorbed personality or her serial adulteries, they do contradict the widespread impression that she was the initial seducer of Hughes. An important book for Hughes scholars, primarily for the authors' exclusive 1996 interview with the poet, in which he identified the poems he wrote alluding to Wevill after her death. Newly revealed letters and interviews reinforce previous accounts of Hughes's sexual attraction and the dedicated philandering that drove two women to suicide
A lover of unreason : the life and tragic death of Assia Wevill by Yehuda Koren ( Book )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
'Assia was my true wife, and the best friend I ever had' wrote a heartbroken Ted Hughes, after Assia Wevill had surrendered her life and that of their four-year-old daughter to the fumes from the gas oven in her London flat, in March 1969--just six years after Sylvia Plath had suffered a similar fate. Diva, she-devil, enchantress, muse: the exquisitely beautiful Assia Wevill inspired or provoked many epithets in the course of three marriages and in pursuit of a destiny that took her from pre-war Berlin to Palestine during the British mandate and then to London in the swinging 'sixties. In the end, none would prove to be more fitting than the epithet--and epitaph--she chose for herself: 'Here lies a lover of unreason and and exile'. The story of the ultimately tragic failure in the marriage between Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes--twentieth-century poetry's most celebrated couple--has always been related from one of two conflicting points of view: hers or his. Missing for more than four decades has been a third, equally relevant and no less fascinating perspective: that of Ted Hughes's mistress, Assia Wevill. A lover of unreason, the first biography of Assia Wevill, views afresh the Plath-Hughes marriage with a keen, revisionary eye, and at the same time, recounts the journey that shaped her life. Hers is a complex story, formed as it is by the pull of often contrary forces: fatal attraction and obsessive love, fidelity and adultery, cruelty and tenderness, dependence and rebellion, envy and self-sacrifice. Koren and Negev researched Assia Wevill's life for over fifteen years, unearthing a mass of personal documents, including her diaries and letters, and interviewed all the key witnesses, most of them speaking here for the first time. Their book is authoritative and compelling.--Book jacket
Close encounters with twenty Israeli writers by Eilat Negev ( Book )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First lady of Fleet Street : the life, fortune and tragedy of Rachel Beer by Eilat Negev ( Book )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documents the rise and fall of the Victorian era newspaper heiress and social crusader, tracing how she assumed the editorship of two Sunday newspapers and promoted revolutionary social causes before family disputes forced her into isolation
In ons hart waren we reuzen : de overlevingsgeschiedenis van een lilliputterfamilie by Yehuda Koren ( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in Dutch and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biografie van een joodse lilliputterfamilie die erin slaagde de Tweede Wereldoorlog te overleven
Ḥayim peraṭiyim by Eilat Negev ( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in Hebrew and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Śiḥot inṭimiyot by Eilat Negev ( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in Hebrew and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Giants : the dwarfs of Auschwitz : the extraordinary story of the Lilliput Troupe by Yehuda Koren ( Book )
6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this remarkable, never-before-told account of the Ovitz family, seven of whose ten members were dwarves, readers bear witness to the terrible irony of the Ovitz's fate: being burdened with dwarfism helped them to endure the Holocaust
Im Herzen waren wir Riesen : die Überlebensgeschichte einer Liliputanerfamilie by Yehuda Koren ( Book )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in German and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nous étions des géants : l'incroyable survie d'une famille juive de lilliputiens by Yehuda Koren ( Book )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in French and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Y. Koren et E. Negev, journalistes, ont enquêté sur une troupe appelée Les sept nains d'Auschwitz qui donnèrent des spectacles de danse et de chant en 1949 en Israël. Etonnés qu'on puisse ainsi lier divertissement et mort, ils ont rencontré Perla Ovits, dernière survivante d'une fratrie de nains originaires de la Transylvanie et retranscrivent l'histoire de la famille depuis la fin du XIXe siècle
Giants the Extraordinary Story of the Lilliput Troupe by Eilat Negev ( )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During the 1930s and 40s the Lilliput Troupe, a beloved and successful family of singers and actors, dazzled with their vaudeville programme and unique performances. The only all-dwarf show of the time, their small stature earned them fame? and, ironically, ultimately saved their lives. As Hitler's war descended, the Ovitz family? seven of whom were dwarfs? was plunged into the horrors of the darkest moments in modern history. Descending from the cattle train into the death camp of Auschwitz, they were separated from other Jewish victims on the orders of one Dr Joseph Mengele, the?Ang
First Lady of Fleet Street : a biography of Rachel Beer by Yehuda Koren ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Standing tall at Auschwitz ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tells the story of the Ovitz family from Romania. The family included seven dwarfs who were sent to the death camp of Auschwitz-Bergenau where Mengele experimented on them
I hjertet var vi kæmper : beretningen om "Lilleput-Truppen" - dværgfamilien som overlevede Holocaust by Yehûdā Qôrēn ( Book )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in Danish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sercem byliśmy wielcy niezwykła historia żydowskiej rodziny karłów ocalałej z Holocaustu by Yehuda Koren ( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in Polish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ḥayeha u-motah shel Asyah G : ha-tselaʻ ha-Yiśreʼelit ben Ṭed Yuz ṿe-Silviyah Plat by Yehuda Koren ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in Hebrew and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gigantes no coração a emocionante história da Trupe Lilliput, uma família de anões que sobreviveu ao Holocausto by Yehuda Koren ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in Portuguese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Femme fatale : życie i tragiczna śmierć Assii Wevill, rywalki Sylvii Plath by Yehuda Koren ( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in Polish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Negeb ʾEylat
Negev, Eilat ca. 20./21. Jh.
Negev, Elat
נגב, אילת
Languages
English (47)
French (7)
Hebrew (6)
Polish (5)
German (4)
Danish (3)
Portuguese (2)
Dutch (2)
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