Aharon Appelfeld


Born
in Zhadova, Romania
February 16, 1932

Died
January 03, 2018

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AHARON APPELFELD is the author of more than forty works of fiction and nonfiction, including Until the Dawn's Light and The Iron Tracks (both winners of the National Jewish Book Award) and The Story of a Life (winner of the Prix Médicis Étranger). Other honors he has received include the Giovanni Bocaccio Literary Prize, the Nelly Sachs Prize, the Israel Prize, the Bialik Prize, the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, and the MLA Commonwealth Award. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has received honorary degrees from the Jewish Theological Seminary, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, and Yeshiva University.

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Badenheim 1939

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3.73 avg rating — 786 ratings — published 1979 — 30 editions
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The Story of a Life

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3.84 avg rating — 764 ratings — published 1983 — 51 editions
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Blooms of Darkness

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Suddenly, Love

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Katerina

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Adam et Thomas

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The Iron Tracks

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Until the Dawn's Light

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All Whom I Have Loved

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Le garçon qui voulait dormir

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More books by Aharon Appelfeld…
“Over time I learned that objects and animals are true friends. In the forest I was surrounded by trees, bushes, birds, and small animals. I was not afraid of them. I was sure that they would do nothing harmful to me. I became familiar with cows and with horses, and they provided me with a warmth that has remained with me to this very day. Sometimes it seemed to me that what saved me were the animals I encountered along the way, not the human beings.”
Aharon Appelfeld, The Story of a Life

“I didn't see her die, but I did hear her one and only scream”
Aharon Appelfeld

“Wenn man keine Sprache hat, ist alles Durcheinander, und man hat Angst vor Dingen, von denen man sich nicht zu fürchten braucht. In dieser Zeit stotterten die meisten der Kinder um mich herum, sprachen laut oder verschluckten die Wörter. Wenn man keine Sprache hat, offenbart sich der nackte Charakter. Die Vielredner unter uns wurden noch lauter, und die in sich gekehrten verschluckten ihre Stimme. Ohne Muttersprache ist der Mensch verstümmelt.”
Aharon Appelfeld, Geschichte eines Lebens

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