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The girl from Human Street : ghosts of memory in a Jewish family, Roger Cohen

Label
The girl from Human Street : ghosts of memory in a Jewish family
Title
The girl from Human Street
Title remainder
ghosts of memory in a Jewish family
Statement of responsibility
Roger Cohen
Title variation
  • Human Street
  • Ghosts of memory in a Jewish family
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Award-winning New York Times columnist Roger Cohen turns a compassionate yet discerning eye on the legacy of his own forebears. As he follows them across continents and decades, mapping individual lives that diverge and intertwine, vital patterns of struggle and resilience, valued heritage and evolving loyalties (religious, ethnic, national), converge into a resonant portrait of cultural identity in the modern age. Beginning in the nineteenth century and continuing through to the present day, Cohen tracks his family's story of repeated upheaval, from Lithuania to South Africa, and then to England, the United States, and Israel. It is a tale of otherness marked by overt and latent anti-Semitism, but also otherness as a sense of inheritance. We see Cohen's family members grow roots in each adopted homeland even as they struggle to overcome the loss of what is left behind and to adapt. At the heart of The Girl from Human Street is the powerful and touching relationship between Cohen and his mother, that "girl." Tortured by the upheavals in her life yet stoic in her struggle, she embodies her son's complex inheritance.--From publisher description
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cohen, Roger
Dewey number
  • 940.53/1809224793
  • B
  • 909.04924
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
LC call number
DS135.L53
LC item number
C54 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cohen, Roger
  • Jews
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Label
The girl from Human Street : ghosts of memory in a Jewish family, Roger Cohen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Circle of disquiet -- Bones in the forest -- Gin and two -- In the barrel -- Château Michel -- Picnic in a cemetery -- Patient number 9413 -- Jews in a whisper -- Madness in the brain -- The lark sings and falls -- Death in the Holy Land -- The ghosts of repetition -- A single chain
Control code
1577228
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9780307594662
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014017900
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, genealogical table
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1577228
  • (Sirsi) 1577228
  • (OCoLC)881279996
Label
The girl from Human Street : ghosts of memory in a Jewish family, Roger Cohen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Circle of disquiet -- Bones in the forest -- Gin and two -- In the barrel -- Château Michel -- Picnic in a cemetery -- Patient number 9413 -- Jews in a whisper -- Madness in the brain -- The lark sings and falls -- Death in the Holy Land -- The ghosts of repetition -- A single chain
Control code
1577228
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9780307594662
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014017900
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, genealogical table
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1577228
  • (Sirsi) 1577228
  • (OCoLC)881279996

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