Книга: Jim Shepard «The Book of Aron»

The Book of Aron

The acclaimed National Book Award finalist- "one of the United States' finest writers," according to Joshua Ferris, "full of wit, humanity, and fearless curiosity"-now gives us a novel that will join the short list of classics about children caught up in the Holocaust. Aron, the narrator, is an engaging if peculiar and unhappy young boy whose family is driven by the German onslaught from the Polish countryside into Warsaw and slowly battered by deprivation, disease, and persecution. He and a handful of boys and girls risk their lives by scuttling around the ghetto to smuggle and trade contraband through the quarantine walls in hopes of keeping their fathers, mothers, brothers, and sisters alive, hunted all the while by blackmailers and by Jewish, Polish, and German police, not to mention the Gestapo. When his family is finally stripped away from him, Aron is rescued by Janusz Korczak, a doctor renowned throughout prewar Europe as an advocate of children's rights who, once the...

Издательство: "Alfred A. Knopf" (2015)

Формат: 125x190, 272 стр.

ISBN: 978-1-101-87548-3, 978-1-101-87431-8, 978-1-101-87432-5

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Jim Shepard

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Jim Shepard (born 1956) was born in Bridgeport CT. He was educated at Trinity College (Hartford), where he received a B.A. in 1978. He received his MFA from Brown University in 1980. Shepard currently teaches creative writing and film at Williams College. His work has been published in McSweeney's , Granta, The Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, Harper's, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Triquarterly, and Playboy. His short story collection: "Like You'd Understand, Anyway" was nominated for a National Book Award in 2007. "Project X" won the 2005 Massachusetts Book Award.



* "Flights" (1983)
* "Paper Doll" (1987)
* "Lights Out in the Reptile House" (1990)
* "Kiss of the Wolf" (1994)
* "Nosferatu" (1998)
* " Project X" (2004)

tory Collections

* "Batting against Castro" (1996)
* "Love and Hydrogen" (2004)
* "Like You'd Understand, Anyway" (2007)


* Editor, with Ron Hansen of "You've Got to Read This: Contemporary American Writers Introduce Stories that Held Them in Awe" (1994)
* Editor, with Amy Hempel of "Unleashed: Poems by Writers' Dogs" (1995)
* Editor, "Writers at the Movies: Twenty-six Contemporary Authors Celebrate Twenty-six Memorable Movies"

Источник: Jim Shepard

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