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The sorrowful eyes of Hannah Karajich

Author: Ivan Olbracht; Iris Urwin Lewitová
Publisher: Budapest ; New York : Central European University Press, 1999.
Series: Central European classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
"The Sorrowful Eyes of Hannah Karajich is a lyrical, deeply moving story of love and the pain of emancipation, set in the now vanished world of rural East European Jewish life. Hannah is the most beautiful girl in all Polana, an orthodox Jewish village in the remote province of Sub-Carpathian Ruthenia. Involvement in the exciting new movement of Zionism takes her away to a commune in a nearby town. There she meets  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Jewish fiction
Czech fiction
Love stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ivan Olbracht; Iris Urwin Lewitová
ISBN: 9639116475 9789639116474
OCLC Number: 41981956
Description: xxii, 194 pages ; 22 cm.
Series Title: Central European classics.
Other Titles: O smutných očích Hany Karadžičové.
Responsibility: Ivan Olbracht ; translated by Iris Urwin Lewitová ; introduction by Miroslav Holub.


Involvement in the Zionist movement takes Hannah from her Jewish village in Sub-Carpathian Ruthenia to a commune in a nearby town, where she falls in love with Ivo Karajich: a Jew, yet not a Jew. The  Read more...


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"The translation by Urwin Lewitova preserves the atmosphere and tone of the original and has lost none of its power since it was first published in 1964. The introduction by Czech poet and essayist Read more...

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