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Shmulenson, Yelena

Overview
Works: 13 works in 72 publications in 3 languages and 3,019 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Dark comedy films  Comedy films  Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Biography  Personal narratives  Bildungsromans  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Yelena Shmulenson
A Serious Man by Joel Coen( Visual )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One ordinary man's quest to become a serious man. Physics professor Larry Gopnik (Stuhlbarg) can't believe his life. His wife is leaving him for his best friend, his unemployed brother won't move off the couch, someone is threatening his career, his kids are a mystery and his neighbor is tormenting him by sunbathing nude. Struggling to make sense of it all, Larry consults three different rabbis and their answers lead him on a twisted journey of faith, family, delinquent behavior, and mortality
The revolution of Marina M. by Janet Fitch( Recording )

10 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marina Makarova is a woman of privilege who aches to break free of the constraints of her genteel life. Swept up on the tides of the Russian Revolution, Marina joins the marches for workers' rights, falls in love with a radical young poet, and betrays everything she holds dear, before being betrayed in turn. As her country goes through tremendous upheaval, Marina's own coming-of-age unfolds, marked by deep passion, devastating loss, and the private heroism of an ordinary woman living through extraordinary times
The shawl by Cynthia Ozick( Recording )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Containing two related short stories, this collection hauntingly recounts one woman's experiences in a German concentration camp, and the manner in which they later affect her. In the story The Shawl, Rosa manages to hide her daughter from the Nazi's in the concentration camp. Before long, however, tragedy strikes. The story entitled Rosa picks up the title character's life thirty years later, as she is trying to make a new life for herself in the United States
Train to Trieste : [a novel] by Domnica Radulescu( Recording )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A love story that moves from Romania to America, from the Carpathian Mountains to Chicago, from totalitarianism to freedom, and from passionate infatuation to profound understanding
Two rings : [a story of love and war] by Millie Werber( Recording )

10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this unconventional Holocaust memoir, a love kept secret for 60 years is finally revealed
The mirrored world : a novel by Debra Dean( )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born to a Russian family of lower nobility, Xenia is a passionate and tender dreamer who cares little for social conventions. A free spirit, she unexpectedly falls in love with the dashing Andrei, a handsome soldier with the Imperial choir and a favorite of the empress. Though husband and wife are devoted to each other, their perfect happiness is overshadowed by the petty demands of life at the royal court, and by Xenia's growing obsession to have a child--a desperate need that is at last fulfilled with the birth of a daughter. Yet Xenia is far from content. Fearful for her family, she is certain that tragedy will strike
The Madonnas of Leningrad : [a novel] by Debra Dean( Recording )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bit by bit, the ravages of age are eroding Marina's grip on everyday life. And while this elderly Russian woman cannot hold on to fresh memories - the details of her grown children's lives, the approaching wedding of her grandchild - her distant past is preserved in vivid snapshots of her youth in war-torn Leningrad that rise unbidden. 2006
The unwomanly face of war : an oral history of women in World War II by Svetlana Aleksievich( )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A long-awaited English translation of the groundbreaking oral history of women in World War II across Europe and Russia--from the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature"A landmark."--Timothy Snyder, author of On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth CenturyFor more than three decades, Svetlana Alexievich has been the memory and conscience of the twentieth century. When the Swedish Academy awarded her the Nobel Prize, it cited her invention of "a new kind of literary genre," describing her work as "a history of emotions . . . a history of the soul." In The Unwomanly Face of War, Alexievich chronicles the experiences of the Soviet women who fought on the front lines, on the home front, and in the occupied territories. These women--more than a million in total--were nurses and doctors, pilots, tank drivers, machine-gunners, and snipers. They battled alongside men, and yet, after the victory, their efforts and sacrifices were forgotten. Alexievich traveled thousands of miles and visited more than a hundred towns to record these women's stories. Together, this symphony of voices reveals a different aspect of the war--the everyday details of life in combat left out of the official histories. Translated by the renowned Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, The Unwomanly Face of War is a powerful and poignant account of the central conflict of the twentieth century, a kaleidoscopic portrait of the human side of war."But why? I asked myself more than once. Why, having stood up for and held their own place in a once absolutely male world, have women not stood up for their history? Their words and feelings? They did not believe themselves. A whole world is hidden from us. Their war remains unknown . . . I want to write the history of that war. A women's history."--Svetlana AlexievichRead by Julia Emelin, Yelena Shmulenson, and Allen RickmanTHE WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE "for her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time." "Patient in overcoming cliché, attentive to the unexpected, and restrained in exposition, her writing reaches those far beyond her own experiences and preoccupations, far beyond her generation, and far beyond the lands of the former Soviet Union."--Timothy Snyder, author of On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century"Alexievich's artistry has raised oral history to a totally different dimension. It is no wonder that her brilliant obsession with what Vasily Grossman called 'the brutal truth of war' was suppressed for so long by Soviet censors, because her unprecedented pen portraits and interviews reveal the face of war hidden by propaganda."--Antony Beevor, author of Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege "[Alexievich moves] away from military narrative and [tells] the tales of Soviet women who took on male roles, fought on the front lines, killed and got killed, but still looked at the shattered world around them from a feminine perspective, focusing on human suffering and basic emotions free of any pathos."--Newsweek"A mighty documentarian and a mighty artist . . . Her books are woven from hundreds of interviews, in a hybrid form of reportage and oral history that has the quality of a documentary film on paper. But Alexievich is anything but a simple recorder and transcriber of found voices; she has a writerly voice of her own which emerges from the chorus she assembles, with great style and authority, and she shapes her investigations of Soviet and post-Soviet life and death into epic dramatic chronicles as
Romeo and Juliet in Yiddish( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in Yiddish and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The play Romeo and Juliet has been translated around the world. Now this gritty, funny new feature film retells William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" in Yiddish. A middle-aged ER nurse, Ava, in graduate school-and bitterly lapsed observant Jew-undertakes a Yiddish translation of Shakespeare's great classic, Romeo and Juliet. Meanwhile, her houseguest, also a Hasidic dropout, is "leaking" Kabbalistic magic, and enchants her studio apartment. In what might be the first Yiddish "mumblecore" film, Annenberg creates a parallel universe (aka Williamsburg, Brooklyn), where Romeo and Juliet stem from divergent streams of ultra-orthodox Judaism and speak their lines in street-smart Yiddish
Country of red azaleas by Domnica Radulescu( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A riveting novel about two women--one Serbian, one Bosnian--whose deep friendship spans decades and continents, war and peace, love and estrangement, in the vein of Elena Ferrante and Julia Alvarez. From the moment Marija walks into Lara's classroom, freshly moved to Serbia from Sarajevo, Lara is enchanted by her vibrant beauty, confidence, and wild energy--and knows that the two are destined to be lifelong friends. Closer than sisters, the girls share everything, from stolen fruit and Hollywood movies as girls to philosophies and even lovers as young women. But when the Bosnian War pits their homelands against each other in a bloodbath, Lara and Marija are forced to separate for the first time: romantic Lara heads to America with her Hollywood-handsome new husband, and fierce Marija returns to her native Sarajevo to combat the war through journalism behind Bosnian lines. In America, Lara seeks fulfillment through work and family, but when news from Marija ceases, the uncertainty torments Lara, driving her on a quest to find her friend. As Lara travels through war-torn Serbia and Bosnia, following clues that may yet lead to the flesh-and-blood Marija, she must also wrestle with truths about her own identity. Told in lush, vivid prose, COUNTRY OF RED AZALEAS is a poignant testament to both the power of friendship and our ability to find meaning and beauty in the face of devastation
Never again war : the sacrifice of käthe kollwitz by Helen Engelhardt( Recording )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SueMedia Productions / Midsummer Sound Company present the original audio drama, Never Again War: The Sacrifice of Ka?the Kollwitz by Helen Engelhardt.Begun as a stage play by Engelhardt, this audio adaptation of Never Again War focuses on key biographical moments in Kollwitz's long life to give the audience an understanding of the complex world in which she lived and the destructive nature of war. Engelhardt is now working on a feature film to further bring awareness of Kollwitz's story to a larger audience.Hosted by Marsha Mason, Oscar nominee and Golden Globe winner, Never Again War takes us into the mind and life of the great German graphic artist and sculptor, Ka?the Kollwitz, renowned for her body of work dedicated to depicting the lives of the working poor.After her youngest son Peter was killed in Belgium in October 1914 during the opening weeks of World War I, she devoted the rest of her life to using her art in the service of her grief and opposition to war.Our play begins in Berlin in February 1914 at a party in the Kollwitz home celebrating the eighteenth birthday of her younger son Peter. A few months later, as soon as war begins, Peter implores his parents for permission to join his older brother Hans to become a soldier in the army.To support the idealism of her sons to offer themselves for sacrifice on behalf of the Fatherland, the socialist Ka?the finds herself supporting her sons in a war she deeply disapproved of. When the play concludes in Moritzburg, two weeks before Germany's defeat at the end of World War II in 1945, Kollwitz has learned that every war is answered by a new war until everything is smashed because every war already carries within it the war that will answer it, as World War II answered World War I.Cast:Ka?the Kollwitz: Yelena ShmulensonHans amd Karl Kollitz: Nick SullivanPeter Kollwitz: Robert FassJutta Kollwitz: Katherine KellgrenAdditional voices: Natalia Bell, Wilson Bridges, Butch D'Ambrosio, Nicholas Herd, Ryan McCabe, and Alan SklarProduction credits:Audio play and booklet: Helen EngelhardtPoem translations: Professor Robert KramerTranslation assistants: Hanny Budnick, Almut FitzgeraldSpecial thanks: Dr. Krishna WinstonPackage design: David ShinnSculpture photos: Marjorie Van HalterenFront cover design: Sue ZizzaCrowd recordings: Natalie CorderoEngineering/Mastering: David ShinnDirector/Producer: Sue ZizzaSpecial thanks: The staff of the Ka?the Kollwitz Museum Ko?ln
Un hombre serio = A serious man( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"El profesor de física Larry Gopnik (Michael Stuhlbarg) no puede creer lo que pasa en su vida: Su esposa lo deja por su mejor amigo. Su hermano desempleado no se marchará de su apartamento. Aguien amenaza su carrera. Sus niños son un misterio, y su vecina lo atormenta tomando el sol desnuda en su jardín. Luchando por adquirirle sentido a todo esto, Larry consulta a tres rabinos distintos y sus respuestas lo conducen a un viaje complicado entre la fe, la familia y la mortalidad que los críticos llaman como ¡seriamente imponente!"--Container
An American family = An Amerikaner Mishpokhe( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in Yiddish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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