Magdaléna Platzová

Aaron's Leap

Trans. Craig Cravens
Aaron's Leap
Bellevue Literary Press, 2014, 224 pp
Language: English
Genre: Prose
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In a Europe torn by war and revolution, Berta Altmann comes of age as a gifted artist and independent woman. Her search for freedom leads her from Vienna to the Bauhaus school, Weimar Berlin, and Prague. As she encounters the celebrated artists of her time, she engages in aesthetic and ideological battles that will prove to have life-and-death consequences. Based on the real-life story of Friedl Dicker-Brandeis who taught art to children in the Nazi transport camp of Terezín and died in Auschwitz, Aaron’s Leap is framed by the lens of a 21st-century Israeli film crew that unknowingly unleashes the haunting force of buried history.

Information about the original Czech edition

Aaronův skok

Other selected published translations (1)

Aarons Sprung German

Language: English
Place: New York, USA
Publisher: Bellevue Literary Press
Year: 2014
Pages: 224
Genre: Prose
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