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The girl from Human Street. Ghosts of memory in a Jewish family.

Cohen, Roger, 1955-

Verlag: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2015, 2015
ISBN 10: 0307594661 / ISBN 13: 9780307594662
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Titel: The girl from Human Street. Ghosts of memory...

Verlag: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2015

Erscheinungsdatum: 2015

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Dust Jacket Included

Auflage: 1st Edition


, stated First Edition, 304pp., very good dust-jacket, very good gray hardcover with white boards ISBN 9780307594662. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 40857

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An intimate and profoundly moving Jewish family history?a story of displacement, prejudice, hope, despair, and love.

In this luminous memoir, award-winning New York Times columnist Roger Cohen turns a compassionate yet discerning eye on the legacy of his own forebears. As he follows them across continents and decades, mapping individual lives that diverge and intertwine, vital patterns of struggle and resilience, valued heritage and evolving loyalties (religious, ethnic, national), converge into a resonant portrait of cultural identity in the modern age.

Beginning in the nineteenth century and continuing through to the present day, Cohen tracks his family?s story of repeated upheaval, from Lithuania to South Africa, and then to England, the United States, and Israel. It is a tale of otherness marked by overt and latent anti-Semitism, but also otherness as a sense of inheritance. We see Cohen?s family members grow roots in each adopted homeland even as they struggle to overcome the loss of what is left behind and to adapt?to the racism his parents witness in apartheid-era South Africa, to the familiar ostracism an uncle from Johannesburg faces after fighting against Hitler across Europe, to the ambivalence an Israeli cousin experiences when tasked with policing the occupied West Bank.
At the heart of The Girl from Human Street is the powerful and touching relationship between Cohen and his mother, that ?girl.? Tortured by the upheavals in her life yet stoic in her struggle, she embodies her son?s complex inheritance.

Graceful, honest, and sweeping, Cohen?s remarkable chronicle of the quest for belonging across generations contributes an important chapter to the ongoing narrative of Jewish life.

Inhaltsangabe: An expansive yet intimate memoir of modern Jewish identity, following the diaspora of the author's own family to assay the impact of memory, displacement, and disquiet.

The award-winning  New York Times columnist and former foreign correspondent turns a compassionate yet discerning eye on the legacy of his own family-most notably his mother's-in order to understand more profoundly the nature of modern Jewish experience. Through his emotionally lucid prose, we relive the anomie of European Jews after the Holocaust, following them from Lithuania to South Africa, England, the United States, and Israel. He illuminates the uneasy resonance of the racism his family witnessed living in apartheid-era South Africa and the ambivalence felt by his Israeli cousin when tasked with policing the occupied West Bank. He explores the pervasive Jewish sense of "otherness" and finds it has been a significant factor in his family's history of manic depression. This tale of remembrance and repression, suicide and resilience, moral ambivalence and uneasily evolving loyalties (religious, ethnic, national) both tells an unflinching personal story and contributes an important chapter to the ongoing narrative of Jewish life.

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