May 06, 2014
5.1 X 0.7 X 8.1 inches | 0.45 pounds
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About the Author
Jurek Becker was born in 1937 in Lodz, Poland. He was interned the Lodz ghetto with his parents from 1940 to 1944 and was subsequently a prisoner in the Ravensbrück and Sachsenhausen concentration camps. After the war, Becker's father took him to East Berlin, where they were among the few surviving Jews who chose to stay in Germany. He became a screenwriter and novelist. A dissident in East Germany, in 1977 he emigrated to West Berlin. He died in 1997. Christine Becker is the widow of Jurek Becker and speaks frequently about his work.
"Becker reaches deep down in his childhood memories to create stories filled with astonishing dialogue and imaginative prose."--Jewish Book Council "Becker speaks with the voice of experience, and we do well to listen." --The New York Times Book Review (on The Boxer) "What has been said of Robert Walser, the Kafkaesque precursor of Kafka, can be said of Mr. Becker: Elementary happenings and small private feelings are to him the 'true truths.'"--The New York Times