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Harshav, Barbara 1940-

Works: 78 works in 295 publications in 3 languages and 14,489 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Personal narratives  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Allegories  Biographies  Autobiographies  Poetry 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Other, Author
Classifications: DS135.P62, 892.436
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Most widely held works about Barbara Harshav
Most widely held works by Barbara Harshav
A surplus of memory : chronicle of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising by Yitzhak Zuckerman( )

12 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 2,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pure element of time by Haim Beʼer( )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and Hebrew and held by 1,245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rich and evocative autobiographical novel about a writer's development. With his keen eye and opulent writing style, Haim Be'er turns the story of his childhood and maturity into a complex and gripping work of art
Night train to Lisbon by Pascal Mercier( Book )

21 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 1,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Former Latin teacher Raimund Gregorius boards the night train to Lisbon, carrying with him a book by Amadeu de Prado, with whose work he becomes obsessed, and journeys all over the city in search of the truth about the author
Only yesterday by Shmuel Yosef Agnon( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seduced by Zionist slogans, young Isaac Kumer imagines the Land of Israel filled with the financial, social, and erotic opportunities that were denied him, the son of an impoverished shopkeeper, in Poland. Once there, he cannot find the agricultural work he anticipated. Instead Isaac happens upon house-painting jobs as he moves from secular, Zionist Jaffa, where the ideological fervor and sexual freedom are alien to him, to ultra-orthodox, anti-Zionist Jerusalem. While some of his Zionist friends turn capitalist, becoming successful merchants, his own life remains adrift and impoverished in a land torn between idealism and practicality, a place that is at once homeland and diaspora. Eventually he marries a religious woman in Jerusalem, after his worldly girlfriend in Jaffa rejects him
Memoirs of a Warsaw Ghetto fighter : the past within me by Śimḥah Rotem( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In stark, spare detail, Kazik reports on the efforts to prepare for the defense of the Warsaw Ghetto, the calamitous battle with the Germans, and the rescue of the few Jews who were still alive after the Ghetto was destroyed. He describes how he assumed a false Aryan identity in order to pass through the city as he collected money and found hiding places for the survivors. Constantly on guard, fearful of informers, his life always in danger, he nevertheless plotted resourcefully to aid his fellow Jews. He tells how he joined the Poles during their ill-fated uprising against the Nazis in Warsaw in 1944, had further brushes with death assisting the Polish underground, and returned to Warsaw to watch its liberation by the Russian army
Hinduism : past and present by Axel Michaels( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mehr zum Buch Axel Michaels' umfassende Einführung in den Hinduismus gilt inzwischen als Standardwerk. Das Buch macht mit der Geschichte des Hinduismus und seinen klassischen Texten vertraut, beschreibt aber auch anschaulich die alltägliche Religiosität. Es erläutert die verschiedenen Riten und Feste, die Bedeutung der unzähligen Götter, das Kastensystem und nicht zuletzt die hinduistischen Vorstellungen von Raum und Zeit, Tod, Wiedergeburt und Erlösung. (Quelle:
A. Sutzkever : selected poetry and prose by Abraham Sutzkever( )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journey to my father, Isaac Bashevis Singer by Israel Zamir( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Isaac Bashevis Singer emigrated from Poland to America in 1935, he left behind his wife and five-year-old son, Israel, with the promise to send for them as soon as he got settled. He never did. Mother and child moved first to the USSR and ultimately to Israel, where Zamir grew up on a kibbutz. In 1995, twenty years after their separation, Zamir came to New York to meet his father. Singer's strengths and failings, his methods of working, his passion for the Yiddish language, his lust for words, for women, and for life, all come to new light in Zamir's candid and touching account. Jour
The loves of Judith by Meir Shalev( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judith moves to a village in Palestine and three men fall in love with her. She refuses to marry any of them, but eleven years later she gives birth to a son. The boy resembles all three men and all three claim him as their own. Finally, Judith marries one of the men, only to die in a snowstorm. Told by Zayde, her son. By an Israeli writer, author of The Blue Mountain
The last Jew : being the tale of teacher Henkin and the vulture, the chronicles of the last Jew, the awful tale of Joseph and his offspring, the story of secret charity, the annals of the Moshava, all those wars, and the end of the annals of the Jews by Yoram Kaniuk( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rise and fall of the Jews is compressed into the enigmatic character of Ebenezer Schneerson, who has somehow become the final repository of all Jewish culture following the ravages of World War II
American Yiddish poetry : a bilingual anthology by Benjamin Harshav( Book )

13 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and Yiddish and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Translations with the participation of Kathryn Hellerstein, Brian McHale and Anita Norich." Glossary
Marc Chagall on art and culture : including the first book on Chagall's art by A. Efros and Ya. Tugendhold (Moscow, 1918) by Marc Chagall( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Marc Chagall (1887-1985) traversed a long route from a boy in the Jewish Pale of Settlement to a commissar of art in revolutionary Russia, to the position of a world-famous French artist. This book presents for the first time a comprehensive collection of Chagall's public statements on art and culture. The documents and interviews shed light on his rich, versatile, and enigmatic art from within his own mental world. The book raises the problems of a multicultural artist with several intersecting identities and the tensions between modernist form and cultural representation in twentieth-century art. It reveals the travails and achievements of his life as a Jew in the twentieth century and his perennial concerns with Jewish identity and destiny, Yiddish literature, and the state of Israel. This collection includes annotations and introductions of the Chagall texts by the Benjamin Harshav that elucidate the texts and convey the changing cultural contexts of Chagall's life."--Jacket
Yehuda Amichai, a life of poetry, 1948-1994 by Yehuda Amichai( Book )

7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Temporary Poem of My Time, the Israeli poet writes: "Hebrew writing and Arabic writing go from east to west, / Latin writing, from west to east. / Languages are like cats: / You must not stroke their hair the wrong way."
Snapshots by Michal Govrin( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ilana Tsuriel was a beautiful, brilliant Israeli intellectual and architect, the estranged wife of a prominent Holocaust scholar and the daughter of a legendary founding Zionist. At the beginning of Snapshots, she dies in a tragic car wreck, leaving her husband, Alain, to piece together the woman he thought he knew from the documents she left behind. Snapshots is assembled from her notes, photos, and drawings, which reveal Ilana's passionate, turbulent, wandering life of love and creativity around the capitals of the world. They portray a woman torn between her life in the United States and Israel; a woman who, during the first Gulf War when missiles were falling on Tel Aviv, struggled with the desire to protect her family yet still engage herself and her children with her homeland. They also uncover a secret, troubled love affair with a Palestinian man, a daughter's efforts to come to terms with her father's weighty legacy, and plans to build a "Utopian Monument" for peace in the history-laden hills of Jerusalem
The court jesters : a novel by Viktor Fischl( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This riveting novel tells of four men, inmates in a Nazi concentration camp, who survive the camp by amusing their tormentors
The silence of heaven : Agnon's fear of God by Amos Oz( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores the ideology of Jewish identity not on the land but in texts of the modern classical heritage. this book also takes us into the minds of two major literary figures
Even a fist was once an open palm with fingers : recent poems by Yehuda Amichai( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concentration on first things and last things. A man's soul is like/ a train schedule/ and a precise and detailed schedule/ of trains that will never run again. A man taking his children to the sites of battles he fought in, or seeing the expression of a former friend in the beautiful eyes of his daughter, or traveling through the changing landscapes and climates of Israel: these are the kinds of everyday experiences that Amichai transmutes into elegy and prophecy
Esau : a novel by Meir Shalev( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A modern version of a classic biblical story about the rivalry of two brothers, Esau and Jacob. In this one, when Jacob steals his woman and inherits the family bakery, Esau emigrates to America to become a gourmet food columnist. By the author of The Blue Mountain, a noted Israeli writer
The name by Michal Govrin( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Jewish woman's descent into madness during ritual purification as she seeks atonement for the death of a Holocaust victim. She is Amalia who was named after the victim, a pianist, and she feels she is possessed by her spirit. A first novel by an Israeli poet
Sing, stranger : a century of American Yiddish poetry : a historical anthology( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sing, Stranger is a comprehensive historical anthology of a century of American poetry written in Yiddish and now translated into English. Here are the proletarian or "sweatshop" poets, sympathizing with socialist anarchists, who were popular with Yiddish audiences at the end of the nineteenth century; the lyrical moods and ironies of the "Young Generation" at the beginning of the twentieth century; the sophisticated poetry of the modern world seen through the individualistic prism of the "Introspectivists" after World War I; the poetry of women poets; samples of epic poetry; and, finally, the poetry of the Holocaust and the decline of the Yiddish language. This anthology reveals both an amazing achievement of Jewish creative work and an important body of American poetry, written in a minority language, practically unknown to most readers. The travails, joys, and intimate experiences of the individual in the big metropolis are intertwined with representations of American realities: architecture and alienation in the big city, the migration of the blacks, trade unions and underworld, the immigrant experience in this immense and strange land, and the destinies of Jewish history."--Jacket
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Alternative Names
Benavie, Barbara 1940-

Haršab, Barbarah 1940-...

Hrushovski, Barabara 1940-

Hrushovski Barbara 1940-....

הרשב ברברה 1940-....

English (160)

Yiddish (2)

Hebrew (1)

The pure element of timeNight train to LisbonOnly yesterdayMemoirs of a Warsaw Ghetto fighter : the past within meHinduism : past and presentA. Sutzkever : selected poetry and proseJourney to my father, Isaac Bashevis SingerThe loves of Judith