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David Bezmozgis

Teoksen Natasha: And Other Stories tekijä

6+ teosta 1,178 jäsentä 41 arvostelua

Tietoja tekijästä

Sisältää nimen: David Bezmozgis (Author)

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Tekijän teokset

Natasha: And Other Stories (2004) 481 kappaletta, 17 arvostelua
The Free World (2011) 374 kappaletta, 12 arvostelua
The Betrayers: A Novel (2014) 277 kappaletta, 11 arvostelua
Immigrant City (2019) 44 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu

Associated Works

My Mistress's Sparrow Is Dead (2008) — Avustaja — 771 kappaletta, 20 arvostelua
The Best American Short Stories 2005 (2005) — Avustaja — 700 kappaletta, 6 arvostelua
The Future Dictionary of America (2004) — Avustaja — 631 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
The Best American Short Stories 2006 (2006) — Avustaja — 550 kappaletta, 7 arvostelua
Object Lessons: The Paris Review Presents the Art of the Short Story (2012) — Johdanto — 222 kappaletta, 9 arvostelua
20 Under 40: Stories from The New Yorker (2010) — Avustaja — 169 kappaletta, 5 arvostelua
The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives (2018) — Avustaja — 160 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
Four Letter Word: New Love Letters (2007) — Avustaja — 136 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Jewish Jocks: An Unorthodox Hall of Fame (2012) — Avustaja — 54 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Coming of Age Around the World: A Multicultural Anthology (2007) — Avustaja — 25 kappaletta

Merkitty avainsanalla

Yleistieto

Syntymäaika
1973-06-02
Sukupuoli
male
Kansalaisuus
Canada
Syntymäpaikka
Riga, Latvia
Asuinpaikat
Canada
Koulutus
McGill University
University of Southern California (Cinema)
Ammatit
writer
filmmaker
Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset
Guggenheim Fellowship (2005)

Jäseniä

Kirja-arvosteluja

I can't remember how this ended up on my library wish list, and in reading the description as I was searching for a new audiobook to listen to, I wasn't sure it would be for me. I'm glad I gave it a chance, as it is a smart, thoughtful AND page-turning novel about morality, culpability, sacrifice, and identity.

Baruch Kotler is a former Soviet dissident who spent years in jail after being betrayed to the KGB by a "friend." Once released, he fled to Israel, where he became a notable politician. The book opens with Baruch in Yalta with his young mistress; their affair has just been exposed in the Israeli press, pay-back for his refusal to agree to the government's plan to withdraw from some settlements. While in Yalta, Baruch meets the man who betrayed him so many years ago.

In fewer than 250 pages, Bezmozgis paints a compelling portrait of a man at once undone by, and celebrated for, his imprisonment and subsequent re-emergence. I found the discussion of Jewish identity and the complex realities of Soviet, post-Soviet, Ukrainian, and Israeli society fascinating, especially given the current situation. The serious themes and dark history are alleviated by some dry humor and the real humanity of Baruch, the good and the bad, shines through.
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katiekrug | 10 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 8, 2024 |
This book was the winner of several literary prizes and on the shortlist for many more. I was swept away by these stories of the Latvian Jewish immigrant experience. Watch this young man.
½
 
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ParadisePorch | 16 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 21, 2020 |
This collection of short stories deals with the experiences of Latvian immigrants living in Toronto. They are stories about people making new lives and/or still dealing with past lives. Very well written with remarkable character development.
½
 
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LynnB | Jun 16, 2020 |
Shortish novel brimming with interesting ideas about fate, faith and fidelity. This was much more about contemporary Israeli politics than I had anticipated having read a collection of Bezmozgis's short stories a decade ago and nothing since. Neat, rather than breathtaking.
 
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asxz | 10 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 13, 2019 |

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