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Apelfeld, Aharon

Works: 274 works in 897 publications in 21 languages and 22,132 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biography  Personal narratives  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Love stories  Juvenile works  Interviews  Sources 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Other
Classifications: PJ5054.A755, 892.436
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The age of wonders by Aharon Apelfeld( Book )
42 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,036 libraries worldwide
Describes the response of two generations of a Jewish family to the anit-Semitism of the Nazis in an Austrian town
Blooms of darkness by Aharon Apelfeld( Book )
34 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,010 libraries worldwide
A haunting, heartbreaking story of love and loss. The ghetto in which the Jews have been confined is being liquidated by the Nazis, and Hugo is brought by his mother to the local brothel, where Mariana, one of the prostitutes, has agreed to hide him. As their lives spiral downward, Mariana reaches out for consolation to the boy who is on the cusp of manhood
To the land of the cattails by Aharon Apelfeld( Book )
12 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and Hebrew and held by 906 libraries worldwide
Katerina by Aharon Apelfeld( Book )
35 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 876 libraries worldwide
Fleeing an abusive home, Katerina, a teenage peasant in Ukraine in the 1880s, is taken in by a Jewish family and becomes their housekeeper. Feeling the warmth of family life for the first time and incorporating the family's customs and rituals into her own Christian observances, Katerina is traumatized when the parents are murdered in separate pogroms and the children are taken away by relatives. She finds work with other Jewish families, all of whom are subjected to relentless persecution by their neighbors. When the beloved child she had with her Jewish lover is murdered, Katerina kills the murderer and is sent to prison. Released from prison years later, in the chaos following the end of World War II, a now elderly Katerina is devastated to find a world that has been emptied of its Jews and that is not at all sorry to see them gone. Ever the outsider, Katerina realizes that she has survived only to bear witness to the fact that these people had ever existed at all. From the Trade Paperback edition
Tzili, the story of a life by Aharon Apelfeld( Book )
20 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 846 libraries worldwide
A young Jewish girl survives the Holocaust living alone in the forest and among the gentile peasants she fears
The iron tracks by Aharon Apelfeld( Book )
23 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in 6 languages and held by 786 libraries worldwide
A Jew who survived the Holocaust obsessively rides the trains of postwar Europe in search of a Nazi concentration camp guard. The guard murdered his parents and he intends to kill him
All whom I have loved by Aharon Apelfeld( Book )
16 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 769 libraries worldwide
At the center of this story is nine-year-old Paul Rosenfeld, the beloved only child of divorced parents, through whose eyes we view a dissolving, increasingly chaotic world. Initially, Paul lives with his mother - a secular, assimilated schoolteacher, who he adores until she "betrays" him by marrying the gentile Andre. He is then sent to live with his father - once an admired avant-garde artist, but now reviled by the critics as a "decadent Jew, " who drowns his anger, pain, and humiliation in drink. Paul searches in vain for stability and meaning in a world that is collapsing around him, but his love for the earthy peasant girl who briefly takes care of him, the strange pull he feels towards the Jews praying in the synagogue near his home, and the fascination with which he observes Eastern Orthodox church rituals merely give him tantalizing glimpses into worlds of which he can never be a part." "The fates that Paul's parents will meet with Paul as terrified witness - his mother, deserted by her new husband and dying of typhus; his father, gunned down while trying to stop the robbery of a Jewish-owned shop - and his own fate as an orphaned Jewish child alone in Europe in 1938 are rendered with subtlety and power, as they foreshadow, in the heart-wrenching story of three individuals, the cataclysm that is about to engulf all of European Jewry.--Résumé de l'éditeur
For every sin by Aharon Apelfeld( Book )
10 editions published between 1989 and 1996 in English and held by 685 libraries worldwide
A Holocaust survivor fights to understand the experience he has recently encountered during the Holocaust
The immortal Bartfuss by Aharon Apelfeld( Book )
11 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and Japanese and held by 679 libraries worldwide
Een man die de holocaust heeft overleefd weet zich door een strak en dwangmatig leefschema nog net geestelijk overeind te houden
The healer by Aharon Apelfeld( Book )
15 editions published between 1985 and 1992 in English and Hebrew and held by 654 libraries worldwide
Translation of: Be-'et uve-'onah ahat
The retreat by Aharon Apelfeld( Book )
9 editions published between 1984 and 1998 in English and held by 647 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
Until the dawn's light by Aharon Apelfeld( Book )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in Hebrew and English and held by 629 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
Suddenly, love : a novel by Aharon Apelfeld( Book )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 614 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 inlove with him. And, even more astonishing, he discovers that he is in love with her"--
The conversion by Aharon Apelfeld( Book )
10 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in Hebrew and English and held by 594 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
Adam & Thomas by Aharon Apelfeld( Book )
3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 533 libraries worldwide
"Adam and Thomas is the story of two nine-year-old Jewish boys who survive World War II by banding together in the forest. They are alone, visited only furtively, every few days by Mina, a mercurial girl who herself has found refuge from the war by living with a peasant family. She makes secret journeys and brings the boys parcels of food at her own risk. Adam and Thomas must learn to survive and do. They forage and build a small tree house, although it's more like a bird's nest. Adam's family dog, Miro, manages to find his way to him, to the joy of both boys. Miro brings the warmth of home with him. Echoes of the war are felt in the forest. The boys meet fugitives fleeing for their lives and try to help them. They learn to disappear in moments of danger. And they barely survive winter's harshest weather, but when things seem to be at their worst, a miracle happens." -- Publisher's description
Writing and the Holocaust by Berel Lang( Book )
4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 491 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 )
7 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in Hebrew and English and held by 486 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
Badenheim 1939 by Aharon Apelfeld( Book )
63 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in 15 languages and held by 444 libraries worldwide
In een klein Oostenrijks kuuroord waar vooral Joodse gasten verblijven, wordt geleidelijk aan de dreiging van het nazi-regime steeds duidelijker voelbaar
Unto the soul by Aharon Apelfeld( Book )
8 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 414 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 298 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-
ʾApelpeld ʾAharon 1932-....
’Aṗelpeld, ’Aharŵn
ʾApelpeld ʾAharwn 1932-....
Apfelfeld, Aharon
Appelfeld, A.
Appelfeld A. 1932-
Appelfeld, Aarón
Appelfeld, Aarón 1932-
Appelfeld, Aharon
ʾAppelfeld, ʾAharon 1932-
Appelʹfelʹd, Akharon
Appel'fel'd, Akharon 1932-
Appelfeld, Aron
Appelfeld, Aron 1932-
Appelfeld, Erwin 1932-
Άαρον Άπελφελντ
Аарон Аппельфельд
Аппелфелд, Арон
Аппельфельд А. 1932-
Аппельфельд, Аарон
Аппельфельд, Ахарон
אפלפלד, א.
אפלפלד, אהרון
אפלפלד אהרון 1932-....
אפלפלד, אהרן
אפלפלד אהרן 1932-....
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English (187)
Hebrew (99)
German (36)
French (23)
Italian (20)
Spanish (14)
Dutch (8)
Polish (5)
Turkish (4)
Greek, Modern [1453- ] (3)
Romanian (3)
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