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Bezmozgis, David 1973-

Overview
Works: 29 works in 118 publications in 8 languages and 2,920 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Drama  History  Pictorial works  Archives  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction 
Classifications: PR9199.4.B495, 813.6
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Most widely held works by David Bezmozgis
The free world by David Bezmozgis ( Book )
30 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,369 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 )
23 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 1,083 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 93 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 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
De tragikomische belevenissen van een joodse familie die in 1978 na emigratie uit Rusland op doorreis in Rome verblijft
The betrayers : a novel by David Bezmozgis ( Book )
6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 52 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 40 years prior and must reconcile with his betrayers and his own poor choices
Natasja by David Bezmozgis ( Book )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in Dutch and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Semi-autobiografische schetsen over een joodse familie die in 1980 uit Letland naar Toronto emigreert
Victoria day ( Visual )
2 editions 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 )
7 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
Natasha by David Bezmozgis ( Book )
11 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 25 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
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
<> by David Bezmozgis ( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in Hebrew and held by 16 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
Natasha et autres histoires by David Bezmozgis ( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Réunit sept nouvelles inspirées de faits autobiographiques
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
Natascha : Storys by David Bezmozgis ( Book )
4 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
Le monde libre by David Bezmozgis ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in French and held by 11 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 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
"Take a behind the scenes look at the Canadian legal profession's unique and fiercely competitive recruitment system." --Container
Il mondo libero by David Bezmozgis ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in Italian 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
The betrayers : a novel by David Bezmozgis ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book gives 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 an aging man grasping for a final passion, and he is drawn inexorably into a crucible that is both personal and biblical in scope
 
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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
Languages
English (83)
German (7)
Italian (4)
Spanish (4)
Dutch (4)
French (3)
Japanese (2)
Hebrew (2)
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