The Resource Aaron's Leap, (ebook)

Aaron's Leap, (ebook)

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Aaron's Leap
Title
Aaron's Leap
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Language
eng
Summary
Based on the real-life story of Bauhaus artist Friedl Dicker-Brandeis, Aaron's Leap is framed by the lens of a twenty first-century Israeli film crew delving into the extraordinary life of a woman who taught art to children in the Nazi transport camp of Terez<U+00d4>in and died in Auschwitz. Aided by the granddaughter of one of the artist's pupils, the filmmakers begin to uncover buried secrets from a time when personal and artistic decisions became matters of life-and-death. Spanning a century of Central European history, the novel evokes the founding impulses, theories, and personalities of the European Modernist movement (with characters modeled after Oskar Kokoschka, Alma Mahler and Franz Werfel) and shows what it takes to grapple with a troubled history, "leap" into the unknown, and dare to be oneself. Magdal<U+00d4>ena Platzov<U+00d4>a was raised in Prague and has lived in Washington, DC and New York City, where she taught literature at NYU, and now lives in Lyon, France. She is the author of a children's book, two collections of short stories, and three novels, including Aaron's Leap, a Lidov<U+00d4>e Noviny Book of the Year Award finalist, hailed by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung as a novel that "must be counted among the best written by contemporary Czech writers." It is her first book to be published in English
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1972-
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Platzovâa, Magdalâena
Dewey number
891.8/636
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Cravens, Craig
  • hoopla digital
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  • Jewish women artists
  • Jewish children in the Holocaust
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Target audience
adult
Label
Aaron's Leap, (ebook)
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Color
multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781934137710
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11855410
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11855410
System control number
MWT11855410
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Aaron's Leap, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781934137710
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11855410
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11855410
System control number
MWT11855410
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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