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"["Aaron's Leap"] must count among the best by contemporary Czech young authors."--"Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung"

""Aaron's Leap" takes you on an epic journey, which is also a very intimate and personal story--entertaining, touching and brutally honest. . . . A great book."-- Agnieszka Holland, Academy Award-nominated writer and director of "Europa Europa" and HBO guest director of "Treme" and "The Wire"

"[A] brilliant novel."-- Ivan Klima, Franz Kafka Prize-winning author of "Waiting for Dark, Waiting for Light" and "My Crazy Century"

In a Europe torn by war and revolution, Berta Altman comes of age as a gifted artist and independent woman. Her search for freedom leads her from Vienna to the Bauhaus school, Weimar Berlin, and Prague. As she encounters the celebrated artists of her time, she engages in aesthetic and ideological battles that will prove to have life-and-death consequences. Based on the real-life story of Friedl Dicker-Brandeis who taught art to children in the Nazi transport camp of Terezin and died in Auschwitz, "Aaron's Leap" is framed by the lens of a twenty first-century Israeli film crew that unknowingly unleashes the haunting force of buried history.

Magdalena Platzova was raised in Prague and has lived in Washington, DC, and New York City, where she taught literature at NYU. She currently lives in Lyon, France. When first published in Czech, "Aaron's Leap" was a Lidove Noviny Book of the Year Award finalist. It is her first book to be published in English.

Craig Cravens is the translator of "My Crazy Century" by Ivan Klima.

About Magdalena Platzova

Magdalena Platzova is the author of six books, including two novels published in English: "Aaron s Leap," a Lidove Noviny Book of the Year Award finalist, and "The Attempt," a Czech Book Award finalist. Her fiction has also appeared in "A Public Space" and "Words Without Borders." Platzova grew up in the Czech Republic, studied in Washington, DC, and England, received her MA in Philosophy at Charles University in Prague, and has taught at New York University s Gallatin School. She is now a freelance journalist based in Lyon, France."

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Author : Magdalena Platzova
Publisher : Bellevue Literary Press
Data Published : 11 February 2014
ISBN : 1934137707
EAN : 9781934137703
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 192 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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    "["Aaron's Leap"] must count among the best by contemporary Czech young authors."--"Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung"

    ""Aaron's Leap" takes you on an epic journey, which is also a very intimate a