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Apelfeld, Aharon

Works: 303 works in 1,134 publications in 17 languages and 25,707 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biography  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction  Personal narratives  Juvenile works  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Romance fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent, Other
Classifications: PJ5054.A755, 892.436
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Badenheim 1939 by Aharon Apelfeld( Book )
69 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in 11 languages and held by 1,518 libraries worldwide
A sampling of Jewish middle class life arrives at a resort town near Vienna in 1939 along with the bland inspectors from the "Sanitation department."
Blooms of darkness by Aharon Apelfeld( Book )
39 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,085 libraries worldwide
The ghetto in which the Jews have been confined is being liquidated by the Nazis, and 11-year-old Hugo is brought by his mother to the local brothel, where one of the prostitutes, Mariana, has agreed to hide him. As the memories of his family and friends grow dim, Hugo falls in love with Mariana
To the land of the cattails by Aharon Apelfeld( Book )
19 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and Hebrew and held by 980 libraries worldwide
Katerina by Aharon Apelfeld( Book )
48 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 929 libraries worldwide
The story of a Gentile housekeeper working in a series of Jewish households as anti-Semitism grows in Europe in the years before World War II
Tzili, the story of a life by Aharon Apelfeld( Book )
29 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 926 libraries worldwide
The youngest, least-favored member of an Eastern European Jewish family, Tzili is considered an embarrassment by her parents and older siblings. Her schooling has been a failure, she is simple and meek, and she seems more at home with the animals in the field than with people. And so when her panic-stricken family flees the encroaching Nazi armies, Tzili is left behind to fend for herself. At first seeking refuge with the local peasants, she is eventually forced to escape from them as well, and she takes to the forest, living a solitary existence until she is discovered by another Jewish refugee, a man who is as alone in the world as she is. As she matures into womanhood, they fall in love. And though their time together is tragically brief, their love for each other imbues Tzili with the strength to survive the war and begin a new life, together with other survivors, in Palestine. Aharon Appelfeld imbues Tzili's story with a harrowing beauty that is emblematic of the fate of an entire people
The age of wonders by Aharon Apelfeld( Book )
21 editions published between 1981 and 2002 in English and held by 890 libraries worldwide
Describes the response of two generations of a Jewish family to the anit-Semitism of the Nazis in an Austrian town
The iron tracks by Aharon Apelfeld( Book )
31 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 790 libraries worldwide
How does one live after surviving injustice' What satisfaction comes from revenge' Can the past ever be left behind' Masterfully composed and imbued with extraordinary feeling and understanding, The Iron Tracks is a riveting tale of survival and revenge by the writer whom Irving Howe called "one of the best novelists alive today." Ever since he was released from a concentration camp forty years earlier, Erwin Siegelbaum has been obsessively riding the trains of postwar Austria. His days are filled with drink, his nights with brief love affairs and the torments of his nightmares. What keeps him sane is his mission to collect the menorahs, kiddush cups, and holy books that have survived their vanished owners. And the hope that one day he will find the Nazi officer who murdered his parents-and have the strength to kill him. A haunting exploration of one survivor's complex, wrenching, inner world, The Iron Tracks is distinguished by the depth of insight and the distinctively stark, elegant style that have won Aharon Appelfeld recognition as one of the world's great writers. From the Trade Paperback edition
Adam & Thomas by Aharon Apelfeld( Book )
5 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 756 libraries worldwide
Adam and Thomas, two nine-year-old Jewish boys who survive World War II, take refuge in the forest where they learn to forage and survive, soon meeting and helping other fugitives fleeing for their lives
The immortal Bartfuss by Aharon Apelfeld( Book )
17 editions published between 1987 and 1998 in English and Japanese and held by 751 libraries worldwide
Een man die de holocaust heeft overleefd weet zich door een strak en dwangmatig leefschema nog net geestelijk overeind te houden
All whom I have loved by Aharon Apelfeld( Book )
12 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 727 libraries worldwide
The haunting story of a Jewish family ... nine-year-old Paul and his divorced parents ... in Eastern Europe in the 1930s that prefigures the fate of the Jews during World War II
For every sin by Aharon Apelfeld( Book )
11 editions published between 1989 and 1996 in English and held by 697 libraries worldwide
A Holocaust survivor fights to understand the experience he has recently encountered during the Holocaust
The retreat by Aharon Apelfeld( Book )
15 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in English and held by 696 libraries worldwide
A hotel in 1930s Austria where Jews are taught to be less Jewish. Founded by a Jew, the hotel features open-air activities to eradicate such Jewish traits as bent backs, melancholia and Jewish nerves. By the author of The Iron Tracks
Suddenly, love : a novel by Aharon Apelfeld( Book )
20 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 677 libraries worldwide
"A poignant, heartbreaking new work by "one of the best novelists alive" (Irving Howe)--the story of a lonely older man and his devoted young caretaker who transform each other's lives in ways they could never have imagined. Ernst is a gruff seventy-year-old Red Army veteran from Ukraine who landed, almost by accident, in Israel after World War II. A retired investment advisor, he lives alone (his first wife and baby daughter were killed by the Nazis; he divorced his shrewish second wife several years ago) and spends his time laboring over his unpublished novels. Irena is the unmarried thirty-six-year-old daughter of Holocaust survivors who has been taking care of Ernst since his surgery two years ago; she arrives every morning promptly at eight and leaves every afternoon precisely at three. Quiet and shy, Irena is in awe of Ernst's intellect. And as the months pass, Ernst comes to depend on the gentle young woman who runs his house, listens to him read from his work, and occasionally offers a spirited commentary on it. But Ernst's writing gives him no satisfaction, and he is haunted by his godless, communist past; his health, already poor, begins to deteriorate even more. As he becomes mired in depression, Ernst seems to lose the will to live. But he has reckoned without the devoted Irena. As she becomes an increasingly important part of his life--moving into his home, encouraging him in his work, easing his pain--Ernst not only regains his sense of self but realizes, to his amazement, that Irena is in love with him. And, even more astonishing, he discovers that he is in love with her"--
The healer by Aharon Apelfeld( Book )
17 editions published between 1985 and 1992 in English and Hebrew and held by 672 libraries worldwide
Translation of: Be-'et uve-'onah ahat
Until the dawn's light by Aharon Apelfeld( Book )
9 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in Hebrew and English and held by 607 libraries worldwide
"A high school honor student bound for university and a career as a mathematician, Blanca lives with her parents in a small town in Austria in the early years of the twentieth century. At school one day she meets Adolf, who comes from a family of peasant laborers. Tall and sturdy, plainspoken and uncomplicated, Adolf is unlike anyone Blanca has ever met. And Adolf is awestruck by beautiful, brilliant Blanca--even though she is Jewish. When Blanca is asked by school administrators to tutor Adolf, the inevitable happens: they fall in love. And when Adolf asks her to marry him, Blanca abandons her plans to attend university, converts to Christianity, and leaves her family, her friends, and her old life behind."--Page [2] of jacket
The conversion by Aharon Apelfeld( Book )
15 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and Hebrew and held by 590 libraries worldwide
A Jew in pre-World War II Austria converts to Christianity to advance his career, only to find himself using his position to defend Jews. After falling in love with a Jewish woman, he becomes the target of anti-Semitism and the result is tragedy. By an Israeli writer, author of The Retreat
Writing and the Holocaust by Berel Lang( Book )
4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 493 libraries worldwide
Several prominent writers reflect on the degree to which the atrocities of the Holocaust have affected contemporary writing on the subject. a very extensive and well documented historiographical and literary analysis
Laish by Aharon Apelfeld( Book )
13 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in Hebrew and English and held by 480 libraries worldwide
A caravan of Jews wanders through Eastern Europe at the end of the nineteenth century on a heartbreaking quest. Spiritual seekers and the elderly, widows and orphans, the sick and the dying, con artists and adventurers, victims of pogroms who have no place else to go-they are all on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, but the journey is filled with unexpected detours and unanticipated disaster. Among them is Laish, a fifteen-year-old orphan, through whose eyes we observe the interactions within this ragtag group of dreamers, holy men, misfits, and thieves as they battle with one another, try to stay one step ahead of the gendarmes, and do what little they can to keep up their flagging spirits. With the death of the rabbi who brought the group together, they are now led by men whom Laish refers to as "the dealers"-black-market traders whose motives are questionable but who periodically infuse the group with the money they need to get to the next town. Years pass, tempers start to fray, and the caravan grows smaller as people die or abandon the venture. A brutal winter and typhoid epidemic further decimate the ranks, and the pilgrims have begun to reach the limits of their endurance. The dream of Jerusalem keeps the remnant going, and against all odds they finally arrive-emotionally and physically exhausted-at the port city of Galacz. They see their ship in the harbor, but whether they will actually make it onto that ship is suddenly and tragically thrown into doubt. This magnificent new novel from Aharon Appelfeld ("One of the greatest writers of the age"'The Guardian) resonates with a universality of experience: the will to survive, the struggle to hold on to hope
Unto the soul by Aharon Apelfeld( Book )
12 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 423 libraries worldwide
Amalia and Gad, sister and brother, have been bequeathed a terrible honor: to be caretakers of a cemetery of Jewish martyrs set on an isolated mountaintop in turn-of-the-century Eastern Europe. The siblings accept this daunting privilege only to battle their fierce loneliness, wavering piety, and a burgeoning lust they feel for each other. In Unto the Soul, Aharon Appelfeld once again explores the sustenance of faith in the wake of tremulous guilt and an ambiguous God
The pit and the trap : a chronicle of survival by Leyb Rokhman( Book )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 295 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Aharon Appelfeld
Aharon Appelfeld Israeli writer
Aharon Appelfeld israelischer Schriftsteller
Aharon Appelfeld israelisk poet och författare
Aharon Appelfeld israelsk poet og skribent
Aharon Appelfeld izraelski pisarz
Aharon Appelfeld schrijver uit Israël
Aharon Appelfeld scrittore israeliano
Apelfeld, A.
Apelfeld, A. 1932-
Apelfeld, A. (Aharon)
Apelfeld, Aharon.
ʾApelfeld, ʾAharon 1932-
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’Aṗelpeld, ’Aharŵn
ʾApelpeld ʾAharwn 1932-....
Apfelfeld, Aharon
Appelfeld, A.
Appelfeld A. 1932-
Appelfeld, Aarón
Appelʹfelʹd, Aaron 1932-
Appelfeld, Aharon
ʾAppelfeld, ʾAharon 1932-
Appelʹfelʹd, Akharon
Appel'fel'd, Akharon 1932-
Appelfeld, Aron
Appelfeld, Aron 1932-
Appelfeld, Ervin, 1932-
Appelfeld, Erwin 1932-
Applefeld, Aaron
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Аарон Аппельфельд
Аппелфелд, Арон
Аппельфельд А. 1932-
Аппельфельд, Аарон
Аппельфельд, Ахарон
אפלפלד, א.
אפלפלד, אהרון
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English (258)
Hebrew (108)
French (35)
Spanish (24)
Italian (21)
German (17)
Dutch (8)
Polish (5)
Romanian (4)
Turkish (3)
Japanese (2)
Russian (2)
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Norwegian (2)
Hungarian (1)
Arabic (1)
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