Becker, Jurek

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The Wall
And Other Stories
By Jurek Becker, Introduction by Christine Becker
(Arcade Publishing)
Jurek Becker was one of the giants of postwar German literature. The novel for which he is best-known, Jacob the Liar, won wide acclaim, was awarded the Heinrich-Mann and Charles Veillon Prizes, and was made into two movies. It has been called “a novel about the martyrdom of Europe’s Jews that has never... [READ MORE]
The Boxer
A Novel
By Jurek Becker, Translated by Alessandra Bastagli, Introduction by Ruth Franklin
(Arcade Publishing)
Released from a concentration camp after the war, Aron Blank looks for and eventually finds the only other surviving member of his family, his son Mark, whom he was forced to abandon when Mark was only two years old. Working first in the black market and later as a Russian interpreter, Aron tries to... [READ MORE]
Jacob The Liar
By Jurek Becker
(Arcade Publishing)
Cut off from all news of the war along with thousands of fellow prisoners, Jacob Heym accidentally overhears a radio broadcast that reveals the Red Army's advancement and is forced to tell a series of lies in order to explain his knowledge.Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books... [READ MORE]
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