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JBC Bookshelf: International Edition

Monday, January 30, 2012| Permalink

Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter 

Apologies for the silence! We've been busy with award season here at the JBC. In case you missed it, the 2011 National Jewish Book Award winners and finalists were announced in early January and the 2012 finalists for the $100,000 Sami Rohr Prize (SRP) were announced last week. In the coming weeks, we'll hear more from each of the SRP finalists on the ProsenPeople and we hope you're as eager to hear what they have to say as we are! Last week, we added a new reading list on Soviet Jewry and announced our March Twitter Book Club with Nathan Englander. And, as usual, we're continuing to add to our ever-expanding book database (currently tackling 2006-2008 titles). Now, a few from the shelf that give a nod to our friends overseas:

Izak Goller: Selected Poems, Plays and Prose, Izak Goller; Gabriel A. Sivan, ed. (January 2012, Vallentine Mitchell)
Izak Goller (1891-1939) was a gifted and inspiring teacher, poet, playwright, novelist, and thinker from Liverpool

The Escape of Sigmund Freud, David Cohen (March 2012, Overlook)  

The story of Freud's escape from Vienna and Anton Sauerwald, the man who helped to make this a possiblity

Suddenly, a Knock on the Door: Stories, Etgar Keret; Nathan Englander, Miriam Shlesinger, Sondra Silverston, trans. (March 2012, FSG)
Read JBC's review of Etgar Keret's 2008 collection, The Girl on the Fridge, plus check out the Something Out of Something, an Etgar Keret design contest

The Poetry of Kabbalah: Mystical Verse from the Jewish Tradition, Peter Cole (April 2012, Yale University Press) 

The latest collection from National Jewish Book Award Winner Peter Cole

You Are Not Like Other Mothers, Angelika Schrobsdorff; Steve Rendell, trans. (April 2012, Europa Editions)
Angelika Schrobsdorff's memoir of her mother, originally published as "Du bist nicht so wie andre Mütter" in 1992





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