I fratelli Ashkenazi
Publish date: January 2001
Publisher: Bollati Boringhieri
Pages no: 768
Edition language: Italian
This was not an easy read for me. I really don't like immersing myself in stories about man's inhumanity towards man but I stuck with it because I decided that I really needed to hear this particular story to the very end. It is a very depressing story. It was written in 1937, just as the Nazis were...
There once was a writer I ranked among the best ones I've ever read. That author bore the surname of Singer and won a Nobel Prize in Literature back in 1978. Even though he was born in Poland and spent most of his life in the US, Isaac Bashevis Singer wrote in Yiddish, his mother tongue. He died ...
This is an excellent companion to the World War One readings I've been doing for the past several weeks, a subject pretty unknown to me.The Brothers Ashkenazi follows the lives of twin brothers in Lodz, Poland from the latter 1800's to just past the first world war. Max, the striver and schemer, wor...