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Englander, Nathan

Overview
Works: 60 works in 317 publications in 10 languages and 10,051 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Short stories  Political fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Filmed interviews  Interviews  Humorous fiction  Drama 
Roles: Author, Translator, Narrator
Classifications: PS3555.N424, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Nathan Englander
What we talk about when we talk about Anne Frank : stories by Nathan Englander( Book )

32 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 2,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The author of the sensational national best seller For the Relief of Unbearable Urges returns with a commanding new collection of short stories: What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank establishes Nathan Englander beyond all doubt as the heir to Roth, Malamud, and Babel. A tour de force. The title story, inspired by Carver's masterpiece, is a comic classic, a provocative portrait of two marriages in which the holocaust is played out as a devastating parlor game. "Camp Sundown" is an outlandishly dark story of vigilante justice undertaken by a troop of geriatric campers in a bucolic summer enclave who recognize a fellow vacationer as a former Nazi guard. "Free Fruit for Young Widows" is a small, sharp study in evil. "Sister Hills" chronicles the history of the Israeli settlements from the eve of the Yom Kippur war through the present, a political story constructed around the tale of two mothers who strike a terrible bargain to save a child. A great leap forward from one of our most audacious and important writers, and a sensational literary event"--
The Ministry of Special Cases by Nathan Englander( Book )

65 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 2,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1976 Buenos Aires, Kaddish Poznan, the outcast son of a whore, and his wife, Lillian, are devastated by the disappearance of their own son, Pato, which forces them into the bleak corridors of the Ministry of Special Cases in search of the truth
For the relief of unbearable urges by Nathan Englander( Book )

63 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 1,373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories on being Jewish set in various parts of the world. In the title story, a sex-starved husband in New York is authorized by his rabbi to visit a prostitute. The story, "In this way we are wise", concerns the nonchalant attitude of the inhabitants of Jerusalem to terrorism while Reb Kringle is a Jew who works as Santa Claus in a department store
Dinner at the center of the earth by Nathan Englander( Book )

28 editions published between 2017 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 1,340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The best work yet from the Pulitzer finalist and best-selling author of For the Relief of Unbearable Urges--a political thriller that unfolds in the highly charged territory of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and pivots on the complex relationship between a secret prisoner and his guard. A prisoner in a secret cell. The guard who has watched over him a dozen years. An American waitress in Paris. A young Palestinian man in Berlin who strikes up an odd friendship with a wealthy Canadian businessman. And The General, Israel's most controversial leader, who lies dying in a hospital, the only man who knows of the prisoner's existence. From these vastly different lives Nathan Englander has woven a powerful, intensely suspenseful portrait of a nation riven by insoluble conflict, even as the lives of its citizens become fatefully and inextricably entwined--a political thriller of the highest order that interrogates the anguished, violent division between Israelis and Palestinians, and dramatizes the immense moral ambiguities haunting both sides. Who is right, who is wrong--who is the guard, who is truly the prisoner? A tour de force from one of America's most acclaimed voices in contemporary fiction"--
Suddenly, a knock on the door by Etgar Keret( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents tales that feature characters as: a man who barges into a writer's house and, holding a gun to his head, demands that he tell him a story, something to take him away from the real world; and, a pathological liar who discovers one day that all the lies he tells come true
The Best American short stories, 1999 : selected from U.S. and Canadian magazines by Amy Tan( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volume's series editor selects notable works from hundreds of periodicals. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected, and most popular, of its kind
New American Haggadah( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a new translation of the text of prayer and song used by Jewish familes each year to celebrate Passover and the story of Exodus, augmented by commentary by a number of modern-day thinkers, including Jeffrey Goldberg, Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, and Lemony Snicket
The ministry of special cases by Nathan Englander( Recording )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kaddish Poznan is a Jew living in Argentina during the Dirty War, when the ruling junta hunts down undesirables and innocent citizens who become the disappeared. His 19-year-old son Pablo, a political idealist, disappears when Kaddish burns his books as a precautionary measure
What we talk about when we talk about Anne Frank : stories by Nathan Englander( )

16 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These eight new stories from the celebrated novelist and short-story writer Nathan Englander display a gifted young author grappling with the great questions of modern life, with a command of language and the imagination that place Englander at the very forefront of contemporary American fiction. The title story, inspired by Raymond Carver's masterpiece, is a provocative portrait of two marriages in which the Holocaust is played out as a devastating parlor game. In the outlandishly dark "Camp Sundown" vigilante justice is undertaken by a group of geriatric campers in a bucolic summer enclave. "Free Fruit for Young Widows" is a small, sharp study in evil, lovingly told by a father to a son. "Sister Hills" chronicles the history of Israel's settlements from the eve of the Yom Kippur War through the present, a political fable constructed around the tale of two mothers who strike a terrible bargain to save a child. Marking a return to two of Englander's classic themes, "Peep Show" and "How We Avenged the Blums" wrestle with sexual longing and ingenuity in the face of adversity and peril. And "Everything I Know About My Family on My Mother's Side" is suffused with an intimacy and tenderness that break new ground for a writer who seems constantly to be expanding the parameters of what he can achieve in the short form. Beautiful and courageous, funny and achingly sad, Englander's work is a revelation
For the relief of unbearable urges by Nathan Englander( Recording )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories on being Jewish set in various parts of the world. In the title story, a sex-starved husband in New York is authorized by his rabbi to visit a prostitute, In This Way We Are Wise is on the nonchalant attitude of the inhabitants of Jerusalem to terrorism, while Reb Kringle is on a Jew who works as Santa Claus in a department store
How to be a writer( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nathan Englander is the author of the collection What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank, as well as the internationally bestselling story collection For the Relief of Unbearable Urges, and the novel The Ministry of Special Cases (all published by Knopf/Vintage). He was the 2012 recipient of the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award and a finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for What We Talk About. His short fiction and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Atlantic Monthly, and The Washington Post, as well as The O. Henry Prize Stories and numerous editions of The Best American Short Stories. Translated into twenty languages, Englander was selected as one of "20 Writers for the 21st Century" by The New Yorker, received a Guggenheim Fellowship, a PEN/Malamud Award, the Bard Fiction Prize, and the Sue Kaufman Prize from the American Academy of Arts & Letters. He's been a fellow at the Dorothy & Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library, and at The American Academy of Berlin. He is currently the Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at New York University. In 2012, along with the publication of his new collection, Englander's play The Twenty-Seventh Man premiered at The Public Theater, and his translation New American Haggadah (edited by Jonathan Safran Foer) was published by Little Brown. He also co-translated Etgar Keret's Suddenly A Knock at the Door, published by FSG. He lives in Brooklyn, New York and Madison, Wisconsin
Suddenly, a knock on the door : stories by Etgar Keret( Recording )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bringing up a child, lying to the boss, placing an order in a fast-food restaurant. In Etgar Keret's new collection, daily life is complicated, dangerous, and full of yearning. In his most playful and most mature work yet, the living and the dead, silent children and talking animals, dreams and waking life, coexist in an uneasy world
The Twenty-Seventh Man by Nathan Englander( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The setting is a Soviet prison, 1952. Joseph Stalin's secret police have rounded up twenty-six writers, the giants of Yiddish literature in Russia. As judgment looms, a twenty-seventh suddenly appears: Pinchas Pelovits, unpublished and unknown. Baffled by his arrest, he and his cellmates wrestle with the mysteries of party loyalty and politics, culture and identity, and with what it means to write in troubled times. When they discover why the twenty-seventh man is among them, the writers come to realize that even in the face of tyranny, stories still have the power to transcend. In his last act of storytelling, Pelovits asks us: who writes the eulogy when all the writers are gone?
Waar we het over hebben wanneer we het over Anne Frank hebben by Nathan Englander( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in Dutch and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bundel verhalen over luchtige en diepzinnige joodse onderwerpen
Dinner at the center of the earth : a novel by Nathan Englander( )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best work yet from the Pulitzer finalist and best-selling author of For the Relief of Unbearable Urges--a political thriller that unfolds in the highly charged territory of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and pivots on the complex relationship between a secret prisoner and his guard. A prisoner in a secret cell. The guard who has watched over him a dozen years. An American waitress in Paris. A young Palestinian man in Berlin who strikes up an odd friendship with a wealthy Canadian businessman. And The General, Israel's most controversial leader, who lies dying in a hospital, the only man who knows of the prisoner's existence. From these vastly different lives Nathan Englander has woven a powerful, intensely suspenseful portrait of a nation riven by insoluble conflict, even as the lives of its citizens become fatefully and inextricably entwined--a political thriller of the highest order that interrogates the anguished, violent division between Israelis and Palestinians, and dramatizes the immense moral ambiguities haunting both sides. Who is right, who is wrong--who is the guard, who is truly the prisoner? A tour de force from one of America's most acclaimed voices in contemporary fiction
Di cosa parliamo quando parliamo di Anne Frank by Nathan Englander( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in Italian and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Haggadah by Jonathan Safran Foer( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Read each year around the Seder table, the "Haggadah" recounts through prayer and song the extraordinary story of Exodus, when Moses led the ancient Israelites out of slavery in Egypt to wander through the desert for forty years before reaching the Promised Land. In this new version of the traditional "Haggadah" text, Jonathan Safran Foer brings together some of the most preeminent voices of our time. Nathan Englander's new translation, beautifully designed and illustrated in full colour by the Israeli artist and typographer Oded Ezer, is accompanied by thought-provoking commentaries by four major Jewish writers and thinkers: Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, Lemony Snicket, Jeffrey Goldberg and Nathaniel Deutsch; plus a timeline by Mia Sara Bruch
Worüber wir reden, wenn wir über Anne Frank reden : Stories by Nathan Englander( Book )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in German and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nathan Englander wurde 1970 in New York geboren und wuchs in einer jüdischen Gemeinde auf Long Island auf. Er studierte in Jerusalem und in New York Englische Literatur und Jüdische Geschichte und lebte anschliessend einige Zeit in Argentinien und in Israel. Neben dem Schreiben arbeitete er auch als Fotograf und Filmemacher. Nathan Englander ist Autor des Erzählbands "Zur Linderung unerträglichen Verlangens" und des Romans "Das Ministerium für besondere Fälle". Er lebt derzeit in New York. Nathan Englander wurde 1970 in New York geboren und wuchs in einer jüdischen Gemeinde in Long Island auf. Er studierte in Jerusalem und in New York Englische Literatur und Jüdische Geschichte und lebte anschliessend einige Zeit in Argentinien und in Israel. Neben dem Schreiben arbeitete er auch als Fotograf und Filmemacher. Nathan Englander ist Autor des Erzählbands 'Zur Linderung unerträglichen Verlangens' und des Romans 'Das Ministerium für besondere Fälle'. Er lebt derzeit in New York. Seine jüngste Erzählsammlung 'Worüber wir reden, wenn wir über Anne Frank reden' wurde von Schriftstellerkollegen, Kritikern wie Lesern begeistert aufgenommen
Kaddish.com by Nathan Englander( Book )

5 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Pulitzer finalist delivers his best work yet--a brilliant, streamlined comic novel, reminiscent of early Philip Roth and of his own most masterful stories, about a son's failure to say Kaddish for his father Larry is an atheist in a family of orthodox Memphis Jews. When his father dies, it is his responsibility as the surviving son to recite the Kaddish, the Jewish prayer for the dead, every day for eleven months. To the horror and dismay of his mother and sisters, Larry refuses--thus imperiling the fate of his father's soul. To appease them, and in penance for failing to mourn his father correctly, he hatches an ingenious if cynical plan, hiring a stranger through a website called Kaddish.com to recite the daily prayer and shepherd his father's soul safely to rest. This is Nathan Englander's freshest and funniest work to date--a satire that touches, lightly and with unforgettable humor, on the conflict between religious and secular worlds, and the hypocrisies that run through both. A novel about atonement; about spiritual redemption; and about the soul-sickening temptations of the internet, which, like God, is everywhere"--
Hagadah ḥadashah le-Fesaḥ( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in Hebrew and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Ministry of Special Cases
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For the relief of unbearable urgesThe Best American short stories, 1999 : selected from U.S. and Canadian magazinesThe ministry of special casesFor the relief of unbearable urges
Alternative Names
Englander, Natan 1970-

Inglander, Natan 1970-

Nathan Englander Amerikaans romanschrijver

Nathan Englander écrivain américain

Nathan Englander US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

אנגלנדר, נתן

אנגלנדר, נתן 1970-

נתן אנגלנדר

ענגלענדער, נתן, 1970-

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Languages
English (193)

German (17)

Dutch (13)

Italian (12)

Spanish (12)

French (8)

Hebrew (7)

Danish (2)

Bosnian (1)

Swedish (1)