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Bezmozgis, David 1973-

Overview
Works: 24 works in 129 publications in 11 languages and 3,761 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Drama  History  Pictorial works  Archives  Domestic fiction  Comic books, strips, etc  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR9199.4.B495, 813.6
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Most widely held works by David Bezmozgis
The free world by David Bezmozgis( Book )

39 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,511 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 )

26 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 1,078 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
The betrayers : a novel by David Bezmozgis( Book )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Escaping his political opponents in a Crimean resort town, disgraced Israeli politician Baruch Kotler runs into a former friend who had him sent to the gulag forty years prior and must reconcile with his betrayer and his own poor choices
L.A. Mohel by David Bezmozgis( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 100 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
The betrayers : a novel by David Bezmozgis( )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compact saga of love, duty, family, and sacrifice from a rising star whose fiction is 'self-assured, elegant, perceptive'and unflinchingly honest' (New York Times)These incandescent pages give us one fraught, momentous day in the life of Baruch Kotler, a Soviet Jewish dissident who now finds himself a disgraced Israeli politician. When he refuses to back down from a contrary but principled stand regarding the settlements in the West Bank, his political opponents expose his affair with a mistress decades his junior, and the besieged couple escapes to Yalta, the faded Crimean resort of Kotler's youth. There, shockingly, Kotler comes face-to-face with the former friend whose denunciation sent him to the Gulag almost forty years earlier.In a whirling twenty-four hours, Kotler must face the ultimate reckoning, both with those who have betrayed him and with those whom he has betrayed, including a teenage daughter, a son facing his own moral dilemma in the Israeli army, and the wife who once campaigned to secure his freedom and stood by him through so much.Stubborn, wry, and self-knowing, Baruch Kotler is one of the great creations of contemporary fiction. An aging man grasping for a final passion, he is drawn inexorably into a crucible that is both personal and biblical in scope.In prose that is elegant, sly, precise, and devastating in its awareness of the human heart, David Bezmozgis has rendered a story for the ages, an inquest into the nature of fate and consequence, love and forgiveness. The Betrayers is a high-wire act, a powerful tale of morality and sacrifice that will haunt readers long after they turn the final page
Natasja by David Bezmozgis( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in Dutch and French and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Semi-autobiografische schetsen over een joodse familie die in 1980 uit Letland naar Toronto emigreert
Natasha by David Bezmozgis( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few readers had heard of David Bezmozgis before last May, when Harper's, Zoetrope, and The New Yorker all printed stories from his forthcoming collection. In the space of a few weeks, these magazines introduced America to the Bermans--Bella and Roman and their son, Mark--Russian Jews who have fled the Riga of Brezhnev for Toronto, the city of their dreams. Told through Mark's eyes, and spanning the last twenty-three years, Natasha brings the Bermans and the Russian-Jewish enclaves of Toronto to life in stories full of big, desperate, utterly believable consequence. In "Tapka" six-year-old Mark's first experiments in English bring ruin and near tragedy to the neighbors upstairs. In "Roman Berman, Massage Therapist," Roman and Bella stake all their hopes for Roman's business on their first, humiliating dinner in a North American home. Later, in the title story, a stark, funny anatomy of first love, we witness Mark's sexual awakening at the hands of his fourteen-year-old cousin, a new immigrant from the New Russia. In "Minyan," Mark and his grandfather watch as the death of a tough old Odessan cabdriver sets off a religious controversy among the poor residents of a Jewish old-folks' home. The stories in Natasha capture the immigrant experience with a serious wit as compelling as the work of Jhumpa Lahiri, Nathan Englander, or Adam Haslett. At the same time, their evocation of boyhood and youth, and the battle for selfhood in a passionately loving Jewish family, recalls the first published stories of Bernard Malamud, Harold Brodkey, Leonard Michaels, and Philip Roth
Victoria day( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 31 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 )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summer, 1978. Brezhnev sits like a stone in the Kremlin, Israel and Egypt are inching towards 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
Die freie Welt : Roman by David Bezmozgis( Book )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in German and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

I live, send help : 100 years of Jewish history in images from the JDC Archives by Merri Ukraincik( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 10 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

"Take a behind the scenes look at the Canadian legal profession's unique and fiercely competitive recruitment system." --Container
Nataixa i altres històries by David Bezmozgis( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Catalan and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Visiting writers series by David Bezmozgis( Recording )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Nataša : i druge priče by David Bezmozgis( Book )

in Serbian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Natasǎ un citi stāsti by David Bezmozgis( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in Latin and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Kioku ni nokotteiru koto : Shinchō kuresuto bukkusu tanpen shōsetsu besuto korekushon( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Japanese and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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
The free world a novell by David Bezmozgis( Recording )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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
 
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Alternative Names
Bezmozgis, David

Bezmozgis, Dāvids 1973-

בזמוזגיס, דוד 1973-

בזמוזגיס, דיוויד 1973-

בזמוזגיס, דייוויד 1973-

ベズモーズギス, デイヴィッド

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Natasha and other storiesThe Journey Prize Stories : the best of Canada's new writers