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Apelfeld, Aharon

Works: 260 works in 951 publications in 21 languages and 22,889 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biography  Personal narratives  Psychological fiction  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Love stories  Interviews  Sources 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent, Other
Classifications: PJ5054.A755, 892.436
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Aharon Apelfeld
Badenheim 1939 by Aharon Apelfeld( Book )

78 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in 15 languages and held by 1,531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sampling of Jewish middle class life arrives at a resort town near Vienna in 1939 along with the bland inspectors from the "Sanitation department."
The age of wonders by Aharon Apelfeld( Book )

43 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the response of two generations of a Jewish family to the anit-Semitism of the Nazis in an Austrian town
Blooms of darkness by Aharon Apelfeld( Book )

35 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A haunting, heartbreaking story of love and loss. The ghetto in which the Jews have been confined is being liquidated by the Nazis, and Hugo is brought by his mother to the local brothel, where Mariana, one of the prostitutes, has agreed to hide him. As their lives spiral downward, Mariana reaches out for consolation to the boy who is on the cusp of manhood
To the land of the cattails by Aharon Apelfeld( Book )

14 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and Hebrew and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Katerina by Aharon Apelfeld( Book )

35 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a Gentile housekeeper working in a series of Jewish households as anti-Semitism grows in Europe in the years before World War II
Tzili, the story of a life by Aharon Apelfeld( Book )

13 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young Jewish girl survives the Holocaust living alone in the forest and among the gentile peasants she fears
The immortal Bartfuss by Aharon Apelfeld( Book )

23 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een man die de holocaust heeft overleefd weet zich door een strak en dwangmatig leefschema nog net geestelijk overeind te houden
The iron tracks by Aharon Apelfeld( Book )

23 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in 6 languages and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Jew who survived the Holocaust obsessively rides the trains of postwar Europe in search of a Nazi concentration camp guard. The guard murdered his parents and he intends to kill him
All whom I have loved by Aharon Apelfeld( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En jødisk familie i Østeuropa i 1930'erne går i opløsning og får en tragisk skæbne. Historien fortælles af den 9-årige Paul
For every sin by Aharon Apelfeld( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 1996 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Holocaust survivor fights to understand the experience he has recently encountered during the Holocaust
Suddenly, love : a novel by Aharon Apelfeld( Book )

20 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A poignant, heartbreaking new work by "one of the best novelists alive" (Irving Howe)--the story of a lonely older man and his devoted young caretaker who transform each other's lives in ways they could never have imagined. Ernst is a gruff seventy-year-old Red Army veteran from Ukraine who landed, almost by accident, in Israel after World War II. A retired investment advisor, he lives alone (his first wife and baby daughter were killed by the Nazis; he divorced his shrewish second wife several years ago) and spends his time laboring over his unpublished novels. Irena is the unmarried thirty-six-year-old daughter of Holocaust survivors who has been taking care of Ernst since his surgery two years ago; she arrives every morning promptly at eight and leaves every afternoon precisely at three. Quiet and shy, Irena is in awe of Ernst's intellect. And as the months pass, Ernst comes to depend on the gentle young woman who runs his house, listens to him read from his work, and occasionally offers a spirited commentary on it. But Ernst's writing gives him no satisfaction, and he is haunted by his godless, communist past; his health, already poor, begins to deteriorate even more. As he becomes mired in depression, Ernst seems to lose the will to live. But he has reckoned without the devoted Irena. As she becomes an increasingly important part of his life--moving into his home, encouraging him in his work, easing his pain--Ernst not only regains his sense of self but realizes, to his amazement, that Irena is inlove with him. And, even more astonishing, he discovers that he is in love with her"--
Adam & Thomas by Aharon Apelfeld( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adam and Thomas, two nine-year-old Jewish boys who survive World War II, take refuge in the forest where they learn to forage and survive, soon meeting and helping other fugitives fleeing for their lives
The retreat by Aharon Apelfeld( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 1998 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hotel in 1930s Austria where Jews are taught to be less Jewish. Founded by a Jew, the hotel features open-air activities to eradicate such Jewish traits as bent backs, melancholia and Jewish nerves. By the author of The Iron Tracks
Until the dawn's light by Aharon Apelfeld( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in Hebrew and English and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A high school honor student bound for university and a career as a mathematician, Blanca lives with her parents in a small town in Austria in the early years of the twentieth century. At school one day she meets Adolf, who comes from a family of peasant laborers. Tall and sturdy, plainspoken and uncomplicated, Adolf is unlike anyone Blanca has ever met. And Adolf is awestruck by beautiful, brilliant Blanca--even though she is Jewish. When Blanca is asked by school administrators to tutor Adolf, the inevitable happens: they fall in love. And when Adolf asks her to marry him, Blanca abandons her plans to attend university, converts to Christianity, and leaves her family, her friends, and her old life behind."--Page [2] of jacket
The conversion by Aharon Apelfeld( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in Hebrew and English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Jew in pre-World War II Austria converts to Christianity to advance his career, only to find himself using his position to defend Jews. After falling in love with a Jewish woman, he becomes the target of anti-Semitism and the result is tragedy. By an Israeli writer, author of The Retreat
Writing and the Holocaust by Berel Lang( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Several prominent writers reflect on the degree to which the atrocities of the Holocaust have affected contemporary writing on the subject. a very extensive and well documented historiographical and literary analysis
Laish by Aharon Apelfeld( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in Hebrew and English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A caravan of Jews wanders through Eastern Europe at the end of the nineteenth century on a heartbreaking quest. Spiritual seekers and the elderly, widows and orphans, the sick and the dying, con artists and adventurers, victims of pogroms who have no place else to go, they are all on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, but the journey is filled with unexpected detours and unanticipated disaster
Unto the soul by Aharon Apelfeld( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amalia and Gad, sister and brother, have been bequeathed a terrible honor: to be caretakers of a cemetery of Jewish martyrs set on an isolated mountaintop in turn-of-the-century Eastern Europe. The siblings accept this daunting privilege only to battle their fierce loneliness, wavering piety, and a burgeoning lust they feel for each other. In Unto the Soul, Aharon Appelfeld once again explores the sustenance of faith in the wake of tremulous guilt and an ambiguous God
The pit and the trap : a chronicle of survival by Leyb Rokhman( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A table for one : under the light of Jerusalem by Aharon Apelfeld( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Table for One lifts the veil on the mystery of creativity, with diary entries on the craft of writing. It is set in the cafes of Jerusalem in the 1950s and 1960s, the intimate arena Aharon Appelfeld chose for his pitched battles with language and writing. Here he shaped meaning and wholeness from the fragments of his painful past, transforming them into the mosaic of creative fiction and non-fiction that is his oeuvre." "Many of Meir Appelfeld's oil canvases and charcoal sketches were specially created for this first English edition."--BOOK JACKET
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Blooms of darkness
Alternative Names
Aharon Appelfeld

Aharon Appelfeld Israeli writer

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Aharon Appelfeld israelisk poet och författare

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Aharon Appelfeld izraelski pisarz

Aharon Appelfeld schrijver uit Israël

Aharon Appelfeld scrittore israeliano

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The age of wondersBlooms of darknessTo the land of the cattailsKaterinaTzili, the story of a lifeThe iron tracksAll whom I have lovedFor every sin