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Balint, Benjamin 1976-

Overview
Works: 17 works in 70 publications in 6 languages and 2,095 library holdings
Genres: History  Guidebooks  Trials, litigation, etc  Biographies  Archives 
Roles: Author, Translator, Interviewee, Contributor
Classifications: KMK46.K34, 343.5694053
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Benjamin Balint
Running Commentary : the contentious magazine that transformed the Jewish left into the neoconservative right by Benjamin Balint( )

11 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the years of cultural and political ferment following World War II, a new generation of Jewish- American writers and thinkers arose to make an indelible mark on American culture. Commentary was their magazine; the place where they and other politically sympathetic intellectuals-Hannah Arendt, Saul Bellow, Lionel Trilling, Alfred Kazin, James Baldwin, Bernard Malamud, Philip Roth, Cynthia Ozick and many others-shared new work, explored ideas, and argued with each other. Founded by the offspring of immigrants, Commentary began life as a voice for the marginalized and a feisty advocate for civil rights and economic justice. But just as American culture moved in its direction, it began-inexplicably to some-to veer right, becoming the voice of neoconservativism and defender of the powerful. This lively history, based on unprecedented access to the magazines archives and dozens of original interviews, provocatively explains that shift while recreating the atmosphere of some of the most exciting decades in American intellectual life
Kafka's last trial : the case of a literary legacy by Benjamin Balint( Book )

19 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Kafka's Last Trial begins with Kafka's last instruction to his closest friend, Max Brod: to destroy all his remaining papers upon his death. But when the moment arrived in 1924, Brod could not bring himself to burn the unpublished works of the man he considered a literary genius- even a saint. Instead, Brod devoted his life to championing Kafka's writing, rescuing his legacy from obscurity and physical destruction. The story of Kafka's posthumous life is itself Kafkaesque. By the time of Brod's own death in Tel Aviv in 1968, Kafka's major works had been published, transforming the once little-known writer into a pillar of literary modernism. Yet Brod left a wealth of still-unpublished papers to his secretary, who sold some, held on to the rest, and then passed the bulk of them on to her daughters, who in turn refused to release them. An international legal battle erupted to determine which country could claim ownership of Kafka's work: Israel, where Kafka dreamed of living but never entered, or Germany, where Kafka's three sisters perished in the Holocaust? Benjamin Balint offers a gripping account of the controversial trial in Israeli courts - brimming with dilemmas legal, ethical, and political - that determined the fate of Kafka's manuscripts. Deeply informed, with sharply drawn portraits and a remarkable ability to evoke a time and place, Kafka's Last Trial is at once a brilliant biographical portrait of a literary genius, and the story of two countries whose national obsessions with overcoming the traumas of the past came to a head in a hotly contested trial for the right to claim the literary legacy of one of our modern masters."--Publisher's description
Jerusalem : city of the book by Merav Mack( )

10 editions published in 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this enthralling book, Merav Mack and Benjamin Balint explore Jerusalem's libraries to tell the story of this city as a place where some of the world's most enduring ideas were put into words. The writers of Jerusalem, although renowned the world over, are not usually thought of as a distinct school; their story as Jerusalemites has never before been woven into a single narrative. Nor have the stories of the custodians, past and present, who safeguard Jerusalem's literary legacies. By showing how Jerusalem has been imagined by its writers and shelved by its librarians, Mack and Balint tell the untold history of how the peoples of the book have populated the city with texts. In their hands, Jerusalem itself-perched between East and West, antiquity and modernity, violence and piety-comes alive as a kind of labyrinthine library"--Jacket flap
Fodor's Israel by Benjamin Balint( Book )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new edition captures the latest developments in this fast-changing country, including the hot restaurant scenes in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Tel Aviv's great shopping is covered in more depth, along with its expanding gallery scene. Also getting more attention are the country's spa culture, B & B scene, new resorts, wineries, and transportation improvements. The guide also includes more information on the popular side-trip excursion to Jordan's world wonder of Petra. -- Provided by publisher
Kafkas letzter Prozess by Benjamin Balint( Book )

4 editions published in 2019 in German and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unbroken spirit : a heroic story of faith, courage, and survival ; translated from the Hebrew by Benjamin Balint by Iosif Mendelevich( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kafka's last trial : the case of a literary legacy by Benjamin Balint( Recording )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brilliant biographical portrait of Franz Kafka that tells the story of the hotly contested trial between Israel and Germany over the right to claim his literary legacy
Trembling of the city by Hagit Grossman( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kafka's laatste proces : de strijd om een literaire nalatenschap by Benjamin Balint( Book )

2 editions published in 2019 in Dutch and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diepgravend verslag van de verwikkelingen rondom het proces over de bezitsrechten van het nagelaten werk van de schrijver Franz Kafka (1883-1924)
Unbroken spirit : a heroic story of faith, courage and survival by Iosif Mendelevich( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At age twenty-two, Yosef Mendelevich participated in an attempt to hijack a plane to the West an act designed to raise awareness about the desperate plight of Soviet Jews. He was arrested before the plane ever left the ground and served twelve years in the Soviet gulag. This is the story of one man s resistance against tyranny, and his daily struggle to retain his Jewishness and his humanity in a system built to extinguish both. Unbroken Spirit is a testament to the strength of the human soul and an inspiration to us all
Le dernier procès de Kafka : le sionisme et l'héritage de la diaspora by Benjamin Balint( Book )

2 editions published in 2020 in French and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ostatni proces Kafki by Benjamin Balint( Book )

2 editions published in 2019 in Polish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Israel( Book )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El último proceso de Kafka : el juicio de un legado literario by Benjamin Balint( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der jerusalemer Autor und Übersetzer Benjamin Balint, befragt von Natascha Freundel( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Kafkas letzter Prozess by Benjamin Balint( )

1 edition published in 2019 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Do kogo należy Franz Kafka? by Benjamin Balint( )

1 edition published in 2020 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Running Commentary : the contentious magazine that transformed the Jewish left into the neoconservative right
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Alternative Names
Balint, Benjamin.

Balint, Benjamin 1976-

Balint, Benjamin V., 1976-

Balint, Benjamin Z., 1976-

Benjamin Balint non-fictieschrijver

Benjamin Balint US-amerikanisch-israelischer Schriftsteller und Kulturjournalist

בלינט, בנימין

Languages
English (55)

German (6)

Polish (3)

French (2)

Dutch (2)

Spanish (1)