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Bezmozgis, David 1973-

Overview
Works: 29 works in 101 publications in 8 languages and 2,838 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  History  Domestic fiction  Comic books, strips, etc  Historical fiction 
Classifications: PR9199.4.B495, 813.6
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David Bezmozgis
The free world by David Bezmozgis ( Book )
28 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Summer, 1978. Among the thousands of Soviet Jews who have landed in Italy to secure visas for new lives in the West are the members of the Krasnansky family-- three generations of Russian Jews. Together they will spend six months in Rome-- their way station and purgatory
Natasha and other stories by David Bezmozgis ( Book )
20 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of short stories follows a Russian Jewish family living in Toronto, covering twenty-three years in the life of Mark, from arguments with neighbors to his first sexual encounter with a cousin and the death of his grandfather
L.A. Mohel by David Bezmozgis ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This upbeat, often humorous film presents three busy mohels - Jewish ritual circumcisers-as they practice their ancient profession in modern Los Angeles. One is a young doctor with a flair for show business ("The Mohel to the Stars"); one is a nurse midwife with a spiritual bent; and one is an Orthodox rabbi whose skill has consecrated thousands of male babies. What L.A. Mohel does exceptionally well is to show how this 3700 year-old ritual is an occasion for joy and celebration, and how Jews of various cultural backgrounds express their identity, their faith, and their family ties, in these early moments of life
De vrije wereld by David Bezmozgis ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in Dutch and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
De tragikomische belevenissen van een joodse familie die in 1978 na emigratie uit Rusland op doorreis in Rome verblijft
Natasja by David Bezmozgis ( Book )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in Dutch and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Semi-autobiografische schetsen over een joodse familie die in 1980 uit Letland naar Toronto emigreert
Victoria day ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It's Victoria Day 1988, the end of school is in sight and the Stanley Cup playoffs are afoot. Ben Spector, a Russian immigrant family, hits the Bob Dylan show and runs into Jordan Chapman, the class jerk and Ben's tormentor on the hockey rink. Jordan is five dollars shy of scoring some drugs and Ben begrudgingly gives him the money. But the next day, Jordan fails to show up at school or hockey practive. With days passing Jordan's whereabouts a mystery, Ben finds himself in an uncomfortable predicament especially when a romance with Jordan's sister tentatively blooms in the midst of his disappearance
The free world a novel by David Bezmozgis ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Summer, 1978. Brezhnev sits like a stone in the Kremlin, Israel and Egypt are inching toward peace, and in the bustling, polyglot streets of Rome, strange new creatures have appeared: Soviet Jews who have escaped to freedom through a crack in the Iron Curtain. Among the thousands who have landed in Italy to secure visas for new lives in the West are the members of the Krasnansky family, three generations of Russian Jews. There is Samuil, an old Communist and Red Army veteran, who reluctantly leaves the country to which he has dedicated himself body and soul, Karl, his elder son, a man eager to embrace the opportunities emigration affords, Alec, his younger son, a carefree playboy for whom life has always been a game, and Polina, Alec's new wife, who has risked the most by breaking with her old family to join this new one. Together, they will spend six months in Rome, their way station and purgatory. They will immerse themselves in the carnival of emigration, in an Italy rife with love affairs and ruthless hustles, with dislocation and nostalgia, with the promise and peril of a new life
Natasha by David Bezmozgis ( Book )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Italian and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die freie Welt : Roman by David Bezmozgis ( Book )
3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in German and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Natasha et autres histoires by David Bezmozgis ( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Réunit sept nouvelles inspirées de faits autobiographiques
<> by David Bezmozgis ( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in Hebrew and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Roma ba-ḳayits 1978 hi taḥanah ba-derekh el ha-ḥofesh la-Yehudim Soviyeṭim, benehem mishpaḥah shel sheloshah dorot, ha-sav ḳomunist masur; ben eḥad she-ishto ḥozeret le-shorshim ha-Yehudiyim, ṿe-hu meḥapeś hizdamnuyot isḳiyot; ṿe-rodef śemalot lamrot ahavato le-ishto halo-Yehudiyah
Natascha : Storys by David Bezmozgis ( Book )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in German and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
David Bezmozgis erzählt vom Aufwachsen in einem fremden Land und davon, wie man sich eine Heimat schafft, ohne die eigenen Wurzeln zu verleugnen. Anfang der achtziger Jahre emigrierte David Bezmozgis mit seinen Eltern aus dem sowjetischen Lettland nach Kanada. Sein von der amerikanischen Kritik begeistert gefeiertes Debüt Natascha ist vor dem Hintergrund seiner Erfahrungen als Einwandererkind entstanden. Warmherzig und mit viel Humor erzählt Bezmozgis Hauptfigur, der junge Mark Berman, von den ersten tapsigen Anpassungsversuchen seiner lettisch-jüdischen Familie im Toronto der Achtzigerjahre. Nicht allein eine neue Sprache muss erlernt werden. Werbezettel für die Massagepraxis des Vaters müssen geschrieben und verteilt, neue Kunden durch Hausbesuche gewonnen werden. Ehen werden unter den Neuankömmlingen geschlossen und ebenso schnell wieder aufgelöst, wenn es der Wohnungsfindung dient. Aber auch die Liebe kommt aus Russland, in Gestalt von Marks vierzehnjähriger Cousine Natascha. Mit seinem unverstellten Blick versetzt Bezmozgis Erzähler den Leser in den schrägen und zuweilen melancholischen jüdisch-russisch-kanadischen Familienkosmos, in dem innig geliebt und listig intrigiert wird. In dem Cousinen, Tanten und Onkel auftauchen und wieder verschwinden. Und man ganz nebenbei erwachsen wird. Ein erwachsener Kanadier mit russisch- jüdischem Herz
The Journey Prize Stories : the best of Canada's new writers ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le monde libre by David Bezmozgis ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in French and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Natascha by David Bezmozgis ( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Genuine article, the first trial ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Takes a behind the scenes look at the Canadian legal profession's unique and fiercely competitive recruitment system." -- Videocassette container
Betrayers by David Bezmozgis ( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Natāsha = Natasha and other stories ( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
El mundo libre by David Bezmozgis ( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
David Bezmozgis: The free world Leela Corman: Unterzakhn by David Bezmozgis ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
This podcast contains explicit content. Called "an astute and compassionate observer, a meticulous historian and a gifted stylist" by Adam Langer in the New York Times, David Bezmozgis emigrated from Riga, Latvia to Toronto in 1980. His debut collection Natasha, about a family who fled the Riga of Brezhnev for Toronto, the city of their dreams, was named a 2004 New York Times Notable Book and won the Commonwealth Writer's Prize for First Book. In 2010, Bezmozgis was included in The New Yorker's 20 Under 40 issue, celebrating promising fiction writers. His stories have appeared in numerous publications, including The New Yorker, Harper's, and The Walrus. The Free World, his first novel, is an intimate account of three generations of the Krasnanskys, a Jewish family emigrating from Riga to Rome and eventually points further West
 
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Alternative Names
Bezmozgis, David
Bezmozgis, Dāvids, 1973-
בזמוזגיס, דוד, 1973-
בזמוזגיס, דייוויד, 1973-
ベズモーズギス, デイヴィッド
Languages
English (68)
German (6)
Spanish (4)
Dutch (4)
French (3)
Italian (3)
Japanese (2)
Hebrew (2)
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