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Susan Ecker,Lloyd Ecker's I am Sophie Tucker: A Fictional Memoir PDF

Susan Ecker,Lloyd Ecker's I am Sophie Tucker: A Fictional Memoir PDF

By Susan Ecker,Lloyd Ecker

Features greater than ninety attractive colour and one hundred twenty black and white interval illustrations.

Part fairy story, half crime novel, half rags to riches Hollywood fable, I Am Sophie Tucker tells the outrageous tale of 1 of showbiz’s greatest personalities.

From 1906 throughout the starting of tv, Sophie Tucker and her bawdy, brash, and risqué songs prepared the ground for performers similar to West, Monroe, Midler, Cher, Madonna, and Gaga.

“Sophie was once just like the Forrest Gump of the 1st 1/2 the 1900s,” says co-author Susan Ecker. “She was once shut buddies with seven presidents, King George VI, younger Queen Elizabeth, Chaplin, J. Edgar, Capone, Garland, Jerry Lewis, Sinatra and each different impressive of her era.”

Tucker attempted to get her tale released for 9 years, with out luck. Undaunted, Sophie employed part a dozen ghostwriters, yet she nonetheless had no takers for her no holds barred autobiography. finally, Doubleday released a sanitized model in 1945.

“After immersing ourselves in Sophie’s papers and surviving friends,” says co-author Lloyd Ecker, “this preliminary quantity is what must have been the particular autobiography of Tucker.”

Though she obsessively documented her existence, Sophie enjoyed to magnify for dramatic impression. through the years, she instructed a number of models of every vital occasion. on the finish, now not even Sophie knew the adaptation among fact and tall tale.

“This quantity is eighty five% fact,” Lloyd explains. “The different 15% …who knows?”

I Am Sophie Tucker places again all the scrumptious bits nixed by way of Doubleday’s attorneys and throws in different Tucker convey enterprise dust, intrigue, arrests, romance, homicide, gangsters, and scandals. you can now learn it for yourself.

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Download e-book for iPad: Memory is our Home: Loss and Remembering: Three Generations by Suzanna Eibuszyc

Download e-book for iPad: Memory is our Home: Loss and Remembering: Three Generations by Suzanna Eibuszyc

By Suzanna Eibuszyc

"Memory is Our domestic" is a strong biographical memoir in line with the diaries of Roma Talasiewicz-Eibuszyc, who grew up in Warsaw ahead of and through international conflict I and who, after escaping the atrocities of worldwide warfare II, was once capable of continue to exist within the great territories of Soviet Russia and Uzbekistan.
Translated by means of her personal daughter, interweaving her personal memories as her relations made a brand new lifestyles within the shadows of the Holocaust in Communist Poland after the warfare and into the overdue Nineteen Sixties, this e-book is a wealthy, dwelling rfile, a riveting account of a colourful younger woman`s braveness and endurance.
A forty-year recollection of affection and loss, of hopes and goals for a greater international, it presents richly-textured debts of the actual and emotional lives of Jews in Warsaw and of survival in the course of global struggle II all through Russia. This ebook, narrated in a compelling, distinct voice via generations, is the proverbial candle had to continue reminiscence alive.

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Download PDF by Victoria Aarons,Alan Astro,Alan Berger,Malena Chinski,Erika: Third-Generation Holocaust Narratives: Memory in Memoir and

Download PDF by Victoria Aarons,Alan Astro,Alan Berger,Malena Chinski,Erika: Third-Generation Holocaust Narratives: Memory in Memoir and

By Victoria Aarons,Alan Astro,Alan Berger,Malena Chinski,Erika Dreifus,Jessica Lang,Paule Lévy,Avinoam Patt,Henri Raczymow,Gary Weissman

This selection of new essays examines third-generation Holocaust narratives and the inter-generational transmission of trauma and reminiscence. This assortment demonstrates the ways that reminiscence of the Holocaust has been handed alongside inter-generationally from survivors to the second-generation—the kids of survivors—to a latest new release of grandchildren of survivors—those writers who've come of literary age at a time that may mark the top of direct survivor testimony. This assortment, in drawing upon a number of ways and views, indicates the wealthy and fluid diversity of expression in which tales of the Holocaust are transmitted to and by way of the 3rd iteration, who've taken at the activity of bearing witness to the enormity of the Holocaust and the ways that this stated occasion has formed the lives of the descendants of these who skilled the trauma first-hand. The essays collected—essays written by means of popular students in Holocaust literature, philosophy, historical past, and faith in addition to via third-generation writers—show that Holocaust literary illustration has persisted to flourish good into the twenty-first century, gaining elevated momentum as a 3rd new release of writers has additional to the becoming corpus of Holocaust literature. the following we discover a literature that laments unrecoverable loss for a iteration got rid of spatially and temporally from the prolonged trauma of the Holocaust. The third-generation writers, in writing opposed to a modern panorama of post-apocalyptic apprehension and nervousness, catch and penetrate the starting to be experience of loss and the terror of the failure of reminiscence. Their novels, brief tales, and memoirs hold the Holocaust into the twenty-first century and recommend the way forward for Holocaust writing for prolonged generations.

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Download e-book for kindle: Imagining the Jewish God (Graven Images) by Leonard Kaplan,Ken Koltun-Fromm,Rabbi Rebecca Alpert,Charles

Download e-book for kindle: Imagining the Jewish God (Graven Images) by Leonard Kaplan,Ken Koltun-Fromm,Rabbi Rebecca Alpert,Charles

By Leonard Kaplan,Ken Koltun-Fromm,Rabbi Rebecca Alpert,Charles Bernstein,Rachel Blau DuPlessis,Jonathan Boyarin,Zachary Braiterman,Laynie Browne,Michael Castro,James Chapson,Alison Creighton,Marcia Falk,Norman Finkelstein,Lewis Freedman,Jeff Friedman,Lenn G

Jewish paintings has consistently been with us, yet so has a broader canvas of Jewish imaginings: in inspiration, in emotion, in textual content, and in ritual perform. Imagining the Jewish God was once there at the beginning, because it have been, engraved and embedded within the methods Jews lived and answered to their God.This e-book makes an attempt to provide voice to those varied imaginings of the Jewish God, and gives those amassed essays and poems as a dwelling textual content intended to impress a important and nourishing discussion. A responsive, dwelling covenant lies on the center of this book—a covenantal reciprocity that actively engages the dynamics of Jewish pondering and performing in discussion with God. The participants to this quantity are dedicated to this way of textual reasoning, whilst all of them stream us past the “text” as foundational for the imagined “people of the book.” that folks, we post, lives and breathes in and past the texts of poetry, narrative, sacred literature, movie, and image mediums. We think the Jewish humans, and the covenant they reply to, as provocative intimations of the divine. The essays during this quantity search to attract those vocal intimations out in order that we will be able to all pay attention their resonant call.

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Download e-book for iPad: The Israel Bond Omnibus by Sol Weinstein

Download e-book for iPad: The Israel Bond Omnibus by Sol Weinstein

By Sol Weinstein

Israel Bond could appear like a simple-if-sexy salesman for mom Margolies’ previous global chook Soup, but if the Holy Land wishes his talents – his quickness with a pun, his second-to-none semitic seduction thoughts, and (if completely worthwhile) his talents at genuine espionage – then the guy identified by way of the code identify Oy-Oy-7 (licensed not just to kill, yet to assert prayers over the corpse) does what should be performed. no matter if sneaking matzoh less than the Iron Curtain, competing in a life-and-death online game of l. a. Guerre, struggling with the brokers of TUSH, or having intimate encounters with such seductive beauties as adventuress Sarah Lawrence of Arabia, Xerox’s mistress of copy Kopy Katz, and Sister Sweetcakes the Swinging Nun, Oy-Oy-7’s existence might be loopy, yet by no means boring.

In the mid-1960s, while PLAYBOY was once serializing the adventures of the world’s most famed superspy, they interspersed them with the rollicking stories of the Jewish state’s so much hilarious weapon, Israel Bond. After the booklet variants of what the CHICAGO TRIBUNE known as “probably the funniest undercover agent parodies ever written” had bought over 1000000 copies, they have been allowed to fall out of print. many years later, all 4 novels - Loxfinger; Matzohball; at the mystery carrier of His Majesty, the Queen; and also you in basic terms reside until eventually You Die - can be found less than one disguise for the 1st time!

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Download e-book for kindle: The Magiker by Charles Dennis

Download e-book for kindle: The Magiker by Charles Dennis

By Charles Dennis

Is Barbara Warren a spoiled socialite, a a number of character, or really possessed via the soul of Leah Littman, a lady who died 100 years in the past within the light of cost? those are questions psychiatrist Harris Strider needs to resolution as he plunges headlong right into a global of mysticism, Kabbalah, and a mysterious determine often called the Magiker Rebbe. Failing to heed warnings that he has entered a global past technological know-how and cause, Strider faces the chance of wasting his spouse, his perform, and his sanity. a mixture of Isaac Bashevis Singer, Stephen King, and Phillip Roth, The Magiker will make you're thinking that two times concerning the probabilities of reincarnation—and a love past time.

“Charles Dennis has taken the mental mystery and woven into it a time-travel tale of historical past and formality and the ability of affection to outlive anything—including demise. it's a brilliantly researched and beautiful learn, specially if you’re a romantic. As I am.” — JULIAN FELLOWES, author of Downton Abbey

“Mysticism, romance, and humor are all among the covers of this new booklet by means of Charles Dennis. demanding to complete all 3 while, like juggling an apple, a banana, and a fretsaw, yet he’s performed it.” — MICHAEL LINDSAY-HOGG, writer of good fortune and Circumstance

“Oy, a sight to behold, le dernier cri! That’s the tale Charles Dennis has provided as much as us. He pulls us deeper and deeper into the arcana of Jewish mysticism. With this plunge into the netherworld, Dennis supplies us a desirable tale. And if you happen to imagine you’re on my own available in the market, if you happen to don’t learn this e-book, you'll be.” — ED ASNER, actor

“Charles Dennis is certainly one of my favourite writers. The Magiker is in part his tribute to Elmore Leonard, with a fit component of Mr. Dennis’s personal feel of irony and, in fact, his certain humor.” — DAN AYKROYD, actor and writer of Elwood’s Blues

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Get Christian Attitudes Toward the Jews in the Middle Ages: A PDF

Get Christian Attitudes Toward the Jews in the Middle Ages: A PDF

By Michael Frassetto

Drawing from an both wide variety of sources-sermons, polemical texts, theological treatises, hagiographical and devotional works, and histories-the quantity demonstrates the emergence of a profoundly adverse snapshot of the Jews that tested a number of the stereotypes of vintage Christian anti-Semitism. the amount, particularly, argues that the basic turning element in kin among Christians and Jews happened within the 11th century, in particular the early 11th century while the 1st wave of persecutions of the Jews took place.

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Download e-book for iPad: Multiculturalism in Israel: Literary Perspectives (Shofar by Adia Mendelson-Maoz

Download e-book for iPad: Multiculturalism in Israel: Literary Perspectives (Shofar by Adia Mendelson-Maoz

By Adia Mendelson-Maoz

By examining its place in the struggles for acceptance and reception of other nationwide and ethnic cultural teams, this publication bargains a daring new photo of Israeli literature. via comparative dialogue of the literatures of Palestinian electorate of Israel, of Mizrahim, of migrants from the previous Soviet Union, and of Ethiopian-Israelis, the writer demonstrates an unforeseen richness and variety within the Israeli literary scene, a truth very diverse from the monocultural photo that Zionism aspired to create.

Drawing on a large physique of social and literary idea, Mendelson-Maoz compares and contrasts the literatures of the 4 groups she profiles. In her dialogue of the literature of the Palestinian electorate of Israel, she provides the query of language and translation, and he or she presents 3 case experiences of specific authors and their reception. Her research of Mizrahi literature adopts a chronological process, beginning within the Nineteen Fifties and continuing towards modern Mizrahi writing, whereas discussing questions of authenticity and self-determination. The dialogue of Israeli literature written via immigrants from the previous Soviet Union focuses either on authors who write Israeli literature in Russian and of Russian immigrants writing in Hebrew. the ultimate element of the e-book offers a priceless new dialogue of the paintings of Ethiopian-Israeli writers, a bunch whose contributions have seldom been formerly acknowledged.

The photo that emerges from this groundbreaking booklet replaces the normal, homogeneous historic narrative of Israeli literature with a variety of voices, a multiplicity of origins, and a variety of diverse views. In doing so, it's going to impress researchers in a variety of cultural fields to examine the wealthy traditions that underlie it in new and clean ways.

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Read e-book online The Teller and the Tale: Essays on Literature & Culture PDF

Read e-book online The Teller and the Tale: Essays on Literature & Culture PDF

By Gabriel Josipovici

‘We appear to stay, intellectually and emotionally, in sealed-off universes,’ writes Gabriel Josipovici in an essay on Hebrew poetry in medieval Spain, only one in a full of life multiverse of writings accumulated within the Teller and the story. The publication attracts on 1 / 4 of a century’s worthy of severe mirrored image on sleek artwork and literature, Biblical tradition, Jewish theology, ecu id, the character of beginnings, and the bittersweetness of writing fiction – to call yet some of the matters upon which Josipovici’s ranging,
pansophic consciousness rests. the writer describes paths among those far away areas of area and time with attribute heat and ingenuity. Proust, Kafka, Woolf, Pasternak, Eliot, Spark, Valéry, and Beckett stay the following along Dante, Shakespeare, Sterne, Cervantes, and the Brothers Grimm. every one of those nice writers is some extent of departure for private mirrored image, and a sequence of severe essays takes on a moment existence as a booklet of intimate memories and fond remembrances, recalling departed friends
and friends, evoking the ache and ecstasy of youth, the non-public fight to be a author, and the life-long undertaking of changing into an individual. here's a picture of impacts on one of many English language’s such a lot specific voices, and an opinionated, sensual, and proficient exposition on Western literature and culture.

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Read e-book online Pebble Beach: A Novel in 18 Holes PDF

Read e-book online Pebble Beach: A Novel in 18 Holes PDF

By Mark Schreiber

Pebble seashore finds the existence classes a doctor learns from his widowed father in the course of a around of golfing, the 1st time they’ve ever performed jointly, and maybe the final. Dr. Brian Levy constantly hated golfing, yet a knee damage pressured him off the tennis court docket and he took up his father’s video game with a fondness. Irving Levy lives in a retirement neighborhood in South Florida, attended by way of a nurse. even supposing his wit is as acerbic as ever, he suffers from dementia and will not take his day-by-day walks on my own. yet regardless of his father’s affliction, and mystery traumas of his own—or maybe as a result of them—Brian takes his father to the mythical direction. golfing has develop into an oasis of tranquility for Brian. yet fidgeting with his father casts him into an inferno of reminiscence, every one gap recalling diverse sessions within the evolution in their dating and the sluggish reversal of dependency. at the beginning the elements is idyllic, yet at the again 9 typhoon clouds roll in, Brian’s photographs pass off track, he starts off to reside on misplaced possibilities. purely at the eighteenth tee, thoroughly annoyed, does he examine the best lesson his father ever taught him, the one lesson that ever mattered—how to dwell with no holding score.

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