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Aaron's leap / Magdalena Platzova ; translated by Craig Cravens

Publication | Library Call Number: PG5040.26.L38 A6213 2014
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"Based on the real-life story of Bauhaus artist Friedl Dicker-Brandeis, Aaron's Leap is framed by the lens of a twenty first-century Israeli film crew delving into the extraordinary life of a woman who taught art to children in the Nazi transport camp of Terezin and died in Auschwitz. Aided by the granddaughter of one of the artist's pupils, the filmmakers begin to uncover buried secrets from a time when personal and artistic decisions became matters of life-and-death. Spanning a century of Central European history, the novel evokes the founding impulses, theories, and personalities of the European Modernist movement (with characters modeled after Oskar Kokoschka, Alma Mahler and Franz Werfel) and shows what it takes to grapple with a troubled history, "leap" into the unknown, and dare to be oneself."-- Provided by publisher.

Uniform Title
Aaronuv skok. English
Format
Book
Author/Creator
Platzová, Magdaléna, 1972-
Published
New York : Bellevue Literary Press, 2014
Includes bibliographical references
Language
English
Edition
1st ed
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Record last modified: 2014-03-07 15:45:00
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