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Published by E.P. Dutton in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Fiction.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Translation of: ha-Kutonet ṿeha-pasim.

StatementAharon Appelfeld ; translated by Dalya Bilu.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPJ5054.A755 K813 1983
The Physical Object
Pagination185 p. ;
Number of Pages185
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3497665M
ISBN 100525241876
LC Control Number82017770

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TZILI adolescent and the, central figure,of the book MARK, a fellow fugitive and her lover LINDA, a cabaret singer and companion to Tzili KATERINA, a former prostitute A dominant theme of Jewish religious speculation through the centuries has been the meaning and purpose of suffering of the individual and of the people as a Size: KB. Silence is a big theme of the book, the lone Tzili hiding like an animal through the seasons. She meets brutal peasants in Winter, and endures the lascivious behavior alone. Tzili works hard during this season, along with Summer and Autumn as she forages and lives in absolute nature. She spends two years. Tzili by Aharon Appelfeld is a novel that draws upon the author’s experience surviving the Holocaust during World War II. In particular, the focus in . Complete summary of Aharon Appelfeld's The Story of a Life. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of The Story of a Life.

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