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Emil and Karl by Yankev Glatshteyn

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Published by Square Fish .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Historical - Holocaust,
  • Juvenile Fiction / Historical / Holocaust,
  • Juvenile Fiction,
  • Children"s Books/All Ages,
  • Children: Young Adult (Gr. 7-9)

Book details:

Edition Notes

ContributionsJeffrey Shandler (Translator)
The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages208
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9372243M
ISBN 100312373872
ISBN 109780312373870
OCLC/WorldCa213494375

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A story of friendship in a time of hate. First published in , Emil and Karl holds a unique place in publishing history as one of the first works published in any language about what was happening under the Nazi regime. Glatshteyn’s novel was released a year before the US entered the war, and when the full horrors of the Nazi atrocities were unknown. Emil and Karl, best friends, are brave and loyal in a world of persecution and cruelty. The Holocaust has recently been rediscovered by children's authors as a new generation of young people, growing up at an ever greater distance from the reality, risks losing a sense of its horror.5/5(11). Emil and Karl Yankev Glatshteyn, Author, Jeffrey Shandler, Translator, trans. from the Yiddish by Jeffrey Shandler. Roaring Brook/Porter $ (p) ISBN It is also the only book for young readers by Glatshteyn, a major American Yiddish poet, novelist, and essayist. Written in the form of a suspense novel, Emil and Karl draws readers into the dilemmas faced by two young boys--one Jewish, the other not--when they suddenly find themselves without families or homes in Vienna on the eve of World War by: 1.

  “Like ‘The Diary of Anne Frank,' Emil and Karl will stir adults, as well as the book's intended audience.” —The New York Times “Emil and Karl defies categorization. For a moment I feel as if I am in Vienna in , that I am standing beside the author, watching the impossible unfold/5(6).   In , famed writer Yankev Glatshteyn, best known to English readers as Jacob Glatstein, published “Emil and Karl,” a book about two friends, . It is also the only book for young readers by Glatshteyn, a major American Yiddish poet, novelist, and n in the form of a suspense novel, Emil and Karl draws readers into the dilemmas faced by two young boys--one Jewish, the other not--when they suddenly find themselves without families or homes in Vienna on the eve of World War II/5(4). First published in , Yankev Glatshteyn's Emil & Karl is an eerily moving glimpse of the worst of the Holocaust to come. In his elegant translation from the original Yiddish, Jeffrey Shandler brings us this literary gem in English for the first time. Vienna,

  And so Karl and Emil begin a tense hopscotch through Vienna, with each propping up the other through moments of uncertainty." 'Just pretend that this is . Emil and Karl by Yankev Glatshteyn and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   Back in America, Glatshteyn wrote two adult novels about this situation as well as Emil and Karl, which was published in New York in February This was after Nazi Germany had invaded Poland in September but before America joined the : Philippa Werry. Carl Emil Pettersson (4 or 23 October, – 12 May ) was a Swedish sailor who became king of Tabar Island in Papua New Guinea after he was shipwrecked in Biography. Pettersson was one of the six children of Carl Wilhelm and Johanna Pettersson.