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Berris, Anthony

Overview
Works: 31 works in 87 publications in 1 language and 6,190 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  History  Fiction  Popular works  Autobiographies  Biography  Historical fiction  Novels  Autobiographical fiction  Bildungsromans 
Roles: Translator, Author
Classifications: QP425, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Anthony Berris
The enchanted world of sleep by P Lavie( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 1,278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For those who have puzzled over the mysteries of sleep, this panoramic view of modern sleep research by a pioneer in the field offers enlightening answers. Interweaving facts with fascinating case histories and anecdotes, Lavie discusses all that is known about sleep, dreaming, and sleep disorders, including landmark discoveries from his own sleep laboratory. 49 illustrations
Yosef Haim Brenner : a life by Anita Shapira( )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study follows the life story of the writer, critic, and intellectual Yosef Haim Brenner, one of the leading figures of the Hebrew renaissance at the turn of the nineteenth century. It describes Brenner as a representative of the generation of young Jews who were exposed to modernity, underwent an identity crisis, and embraced Jewish nationalism as their way of coping with the 'death of God' and their deep attachment to the Jewish people, Jewish culture and its languages
Ben-Gurion : father of modern Israel by Anita Shapira( Book )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Ben-Gurion cast a great shadow during his lifetime, and his legacy continues to be sharply debated to this day. There have been many books written about the life and accomplishments of the Zionist icon and founder of modern Israel, but this new biography by eminent Israeli historian Anita Shapira strives to get to the core of the complex man who would become the face of the new Jewish nation. Shapira tells the Ben-Gurion story anew, focusing especially on the period after 1948, during the first years of statehood. As a result of her extensive research and singular access to Ben-Gurion's personal archives, the author provides fascinating and original insights into his personal qualities and those that defined his political leadership. - Amazon
The seven good years : a memoir by Etgar Keret( Book )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A brilliant, life-affirming, and hilarious memoir from a "genius" (The New York Times) and master storyteller. The seven years between the birth of Etgar Keret's son and the death of his father were good years, though still full of reasons to worry. Lev is born in the midst of a terrorist attack. Etgar's father gets cancer. The threat of constant war looms over their home and permeates daily life. What emerges from this dark reality is a series of sublimely absurd ruminations on everything from Etgar's three-year-old son's impending military service to the terrorist mind-set behind Angry Birds. There's Lev's insistence that he is a cat, releasing him from any human responsibilities or rules. Etgar's siblings, all very different people who have chosen radically divergent paths in life, come together after his father's shivah to experience the grief and love that tie a family together forever. This wise, witty memoir-Etgar's first nonfiction book published in America, and told in his inimitable style-is full of wonder and life and love, poignant insights, and irrepressible humor."
House on endless waters : a novel by Emunah Elon( Book )

6 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the behest of his agent, renowned author Yoel Blum reluctantly agrees to visit his birthplace of Amsterdam to promote his books, despite promising his late mother that he would never return to that city. While touring the Jewish Historical Museum with his wife, Yoel stumbles upon footage portraying prewar Dutch Jewry and is astonished to see the youthful face of his beloved mother staring back at him, posing with his father, his older sister...and an infant he doesn't recognize. This unsettling discovery launches him into a fervent search for the truth, shining a light on Amsterdam's dark wartime history--the underground networks that hid Jewish children away from danger and those who betrayed their own for the sake of survival. The deeper into the past Yoel digs to tell the story of his life, the better he understands his mother's silence, and the more urgent the question that has unconsciously haunted him for a lifetime--Who am I?--becomes. Part family mystery, part wartime drama, House on Endless Waters is an unforgettable meditation on identity, belonging, and the inextricable nature of past and present"--
The beauty queen of Jerusalem by Sarit Yishai-Levi( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The #1 International Best Seller! The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem is a dazzling novel of mothers and daughters, stories told and untold, and the ties that bind four generations of women. Gabriela's mother Luna is the most beautiful woman in all of Jerusalem, though her famed beauty and charm seem to be reserved for everyone but her daughter. Ever since Gabriela can remember, she and Luna have struggled to connect. But when tragedy strikes, Gabriela senses there's more to her mother than painted nails and lips. Desperate to understand their relationship, Gabriela pieces together the stories of her family's previous generations -- from Great-Grandmother Mercada the renowned healer, to Grandma Rosa who cleaned houses for the English, to Luna who had the nicest legs in Jerusalem. But as she uncovers shocking secrets, forbidden romances, and the family curse that links the women together, Gabriela must face a past and present far more complex than she ever imagined. Set against the Golden Age of Hollywood, the dark days of World War II, and the swinging '70s, The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem follows generations of unforgettable women as they forge their own paths through times of dramatic change. With great humor and heart, Sarit Yishai-Levi has given us a powerful story of love and forgiveness -- and the unexpected and enchanting places we find each"--
Life on sandpaper by Yoram Kaniuk( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An autobiographical novel of Yoram Kaniuk's years as a young painter in the New York of the 1950s. Wounded and alienated, a war veteran at the age of nineteen, Kaniuk arrives in Greenwich Village at its peak period of artistic creativity, and finds his way among such giants as Charlie Parker, Billie Holiday, Willem de Kooning, and Frank Sinatra
Jerusalem and Washington : a life in politics and diplomacy by Zalman Shoval( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a memoir of Zalman Shoval's long journey, from the ghettos of Danzig to Israel in its earliest year, his rise as a political leader and successful businessman, and the culmination of his diplomatic career as Israel's ambassador to the United States, first in during the presidency of George H.W. Bush and, again, during the Clinton years
Four stories by Etgar Keret( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Say you are my sister' : danger, seduction and the foreign in biblical literature and beyond by Shulah Ḳeshet( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

708 by Yoram Kaniuk( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixty years after fighting in Israel's War of Independence, Yoram Kaniuk tries to remember what exactly did--and did not--happen in his time as a teenage soldier in the Palmach. The result is a touchingly poignant and hauntingly beautiful memoir that the author himself considers a work of fiction, for what is memory but one's own story about the past? Eschewing self-righteousness in favor of self-criticism, Kaniuk's book, winner of the 2010 Sapir Prize for Literature, is the tale of a younger man told by his older, wiser self--the self who realizes that wars are pointless, and that he and his friends, young men from good homes forming an offbeat band of brothers, were senseless to see glory in the prospect of dying young. But it is also a painful, shocking, and tragically relevant homage to the importance of bearing witness to the follies of the past, even--or especially--when they are one's own
Israel : a history by Anita Shapira( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of Israel in the context of the modern Jewish experience and the history of the Middle East
Tamara walks on water by Shifra Horn( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moses Mendelssohn : sage of modernity by Shmuel Feiner( )

3 editions published between 1900 and 2010 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The "German Socrates," Moses Mendelssohn (1729-1786) was the most influential Jewish thinker of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. A Berlin celebrity and a major figure in the Enlightenment, revered by Immanuel Kant, Mendelssohn suffered the indignities common to Jews of his time while formulating the philosophical foundations of a modern Judaism suited for a new age. His most influential books included the groundbreaking Jerusalem and a translation of the Bible into German that paved the way for generations of Jews to master the language of the larger culture.Feiner's book is the first that offers a full, human portrait of this fascinating man--uncommonly modest, acutely aware of his task as an intellectual pioneer, shrewd, traditionally Jewish, yet thoroughly conversant with the world around him--providing a vivid sense of Mendelssohn's daily life as well as of his philosophical endeavors. Feiner, a leading scholar of Jewish intellectual history, examines Mendelssohn as father and husband, as a friend (Mendelssohn's long-standing friendship with the German dramatist Gotthold Ephraim Lessing was seen as a model for Jews and non-Jews worldwide), as a tireless advocate for his people, and as an equally indefatigable spokesman for the paramount importance of intellectual independence
House on endless waters : a novel by Emunah Elon( Recording )

2 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the behest of his agent, renowned author Yoel Blum reluctantly agrees to visit his birthplace of Amsterdam to meet with his Dutch publisher, despite promising his late mother that he would never return to that city. While touring the Jewish Museum with his wife, Yoel stumbles upon a looping reel of photos offering a glimpse of pre-war Dutch Jewish life, and is astonished to see the youthful face of his beloved mother staring back at him, posing with her husband, Yoel's older sister, Nettie, and an infant he doesn't recognize. This unsettling discovery launches him into a fervent search for the truth, revealing Amsterdam's dark wartime history and the underground networks which hid Jewish children away from danger, but at a cost. The deeper into the past Yoel digs, the better he understands his mother's silence, and the more urgent the question that has unconsciously haunted him for a lifetime becomes
A sense of belonging : a tracer study of ALMAYA's Parents Cooperative Kindergarten, Israel by Miri Levin-Rozalis( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Panim tseruve ḥamah by Shimon Adaf( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The witness of the brothers : a history of the Bruderhof by Iaácov Oved( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

4ème de couv. : This extraordinary history of the Bruderhof shows how its commitment to religion, family, and community has enabled it to maintain its way of life since its inception over ninety years ago. Although Yaacov Oved identifies social tensions in the movement, he still considers it to be a shining example of communal stability. After the horrors of World War I, German adolescents sought new directions in the form of youth movements. Young people from bourgeois families rejected materialism, celebrated nature, and longed for a simpler life. Eberhard and Emmy Arnold, a couple from an affluent background who identified fully with radical pacifist youth circles, fused the German Christian socialist youth into a new movement. They settled a commune in Sannerz known as "The First Bruderhof," whose members shaped their lives according to their faith. The Bruderhof supported itself by publishing, printing, and providing reliable child care services. In 1937, responding to Nazi harassment, and to escape conscription, they fled to Liechtenstein and England where they provided shelter for many Jewish refugees. World War II forced them to emigrate further afield. They went to Paraguay and, eventually, to the United States. Sociologists, theologians, anthropologists, and psychologists alike will find The Witness of the Brothers to be a valuable resource
The seven good years : a memoir by Etgar Keret( )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The seven years between the birth of Etgar Keret's son and the death of his father were good years, though still full of reasons to worry. Lev is born in the midst of a terrorist attack. Etgar's father gets cancer. The threat of constant war looms over their home and permeates daily life"--
Record Scratch Expunging Federal Criminal Records and Congressional Considerations (LSB10412) by Anthony Berris( )

2 editions published in 2020 in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Beriys ʾAnṭwniy

Beriys Ṭwniy

Berris Tony

Birīs, Antūnī

בריס אנטוני

בריס אנתוני

בריס טוני

بريس أنتوني

Languages
English (73)