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Maybe Esther

Katja Petrowskaja

Maybe Esther

a family story

by Katja Petrowskaja

  • 156 Want to read
  • 17 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Jewish families,
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945),
  • Family,
  • Jews,
  • Biography

  • Edition Notes

    StatementKatja Petrowskaja ; translated from the German by Shelley Frisch
    ContributionsFrisch, Shelley Laura, translator
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPT2716.E76 V5413 2018
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 254 pages
    Number of Pages254
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26954390M
    ISBN 100062337548
    ISBN 109780062337542
    OCLC/WorldCa986956422

    Maybe Esther in Ukrainian demonstrates a combination of alliterations, which speak for a high professionalism of the translator. “I've read the Ukrainian translation of my book,” Katja says. Maybe you’ve noticed it, maybe you haven’t but God isn’t mentioned in the book of Esther. Shocking, right? Why is Esther in the Bible? Is it really the inspired Word of God if it makes no mention of Him? These questions are answered (and more) in the article .

      Katja Petrowskaja tells the story of her own Jewish family over several generations. She releases the deceased and missing from anonymity — and thus also the many victims in . Read "Maybe Esther A Family Story" by Katja Petrowskaja available from Rakuten Kobo. An inventive, unique, and extraordinarily moving debut memoir that pieces Price: $

    Maybe Esther A Family Story (Book): Petrowskaja, Katja: An inventive, unique, and extraordinarily moving debut memoir that pieces together the fascinating story of one woman's family across twentieth-century Russia, Ukraine, Poland, and Germany. Katja Petrowskaja wanted to create a kind of family tree, charting relatives who had scattered across multiple countries and continents. Many of the family stories in her book, including the titular Maybe Esther, come from her father. Indeed, her father’s inability to remember the name of a female relative killed in broad daylight in Kiev catalyzed her creation of this book. Petrowskaja stated that the book’s title is an intellectual and emotional description of embracing.


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Maybe Esther by Katja Petrowskaja Download PDF EPUB FB2

Maybe Esther is a poignant, haunting investigation of the effects of history on one family as well as a deeply affecting exploration of memory.

About the Author Katja Petrowskaja was born in /5(13). She won the Ingeborg Bachmann Prize in and wrote her bestselling first book Maybe Esther, in German. It was published in and was awarded the Premio Strega Europeo Prize, the Aalen Town Schubart Katja Petrowskaja was born in Kiev into a Russian-speaking family/5.

Maybe Esther is a literary memoir of a smart woman, born in the Soviet Union and living in Germany, researching her Eastern European and mostly Jewish family tree. Along the way, we get to know about some of the people in her family, but the motivation of this book seems to be more about the process of and emotional response to the discovery of /5(17).

A true search for the past reminiscent of Jonathan Safran Foer’s Everything Is Illuminated, Daniel Mendelsohn’s The Lost, and Michael Chabon’s Moonglow, Maybe Esther is a poignant, haunting investigation of the effects of history on one family.

Maybe Esther, on her civilizing journey ‘against time’, will stay with me forever. Kapka Kassabova An astonishing, eloquent and moving book about the traumas of the 20th century It’s a book about language, and memory, and about putting on someone else’s language while, incongruously, retaining your own memory that was formed by a Brand: HarperCollins Publishers.

Maybe Esther, on her civilizing journey ‘against time’, will stay with me forever.” - Kapka Kassabova, author of Border - Kapka Kassabova, author of Border “There’s a literary miracle on every page here, the sort of book that makes you fall in love with reading.

Maybe Esther is her first book, and is translated into 20 languages. About the Translator Shelley Frisch’s numerous translations from the German, which include biographies of Friedrich Nietzsche, Albert Einstein, Leonardo da Vinci, Marlene Dietrich, Leni Riefenstahl, and Franz Kafka, have been awarded Modern Language Association and Helen and.

Maybe Esther is her first book, and is translated into 20 languages. About the Translator Shelley Frisch's numerous translations from the German, which include biographies of Friedrich Nietzsche, Albert Einstein, Leonardo da Vinci, Marlene Dietrich, Leni Riefenstahl, and Franz Kafka, have been awarded Modern Language Association and Helen and 4/5(14).

Maybe Esther is a poignant, haunting investigation of the effects of history on one family as well as a deeply affecting exploration of memory. About the Author Katja Petrowskaja was born in in Kiev.5/5(6). For the impetus behind Maybe Esther itself arose when the past itself turned its back on the author and refused to offer up its truths.

Marina Benjamin’s books include “Last Days in Babylon” (Bloomsbury) Maybe Esther Katja Petrowskaja 4th Estate, pp, £ Maybe Esther takes on so much emotional and political territory that it can feel disorienting. I mean this is a compliment, because I believe the book’s offering of a slightly overwhelming reading experience is entirely intentional, and much to its point.

• Maybe Esther, translated by Shelley Frisch, is published by 4th Estate. To order a copy for £ (RRP £) go to or call Free UK p&p over £10 Author: Lara Feigel. Maybe Esther is her first book, and is translated into 20 languages. About the Translator Shelley Frisch’s numerous translations from the German, which include biographies of Friedrich Nietzsche, Albert Einstein, Leonardo da Vinci, Marlene Dietrich, Leni Riefenstahl, and Franz Kafka, have been awarded Modern Language Association and Helen and.

Maybe Esther’s chapters are perched squarely on the divide between affirmation and speculation, as indicated in the “maybeness” of the main title and throughout the book.

(Katja’s grandmother may have been named Esther; a ficus plant may have saved her father’s life.) English lacks a word that casts a comparably wide net, and the. Katja Petrowskaja’s Maybe Esther is a galaxy book.«»Rarely has a text been received with such emotion and unbridled enthusiasm [at the Ingeborg-Bachmann-Prize ] in Klagenfurt as Maybe Esther«.

FAZ. Esther ,15 And he brought up Hadassah, that is, Esther, his uncle's daughter: for she had neither father nor mother, and the maid was fair and beautiful; whom Mordecai, when her father and mother were dead, took for his own daughter Judges Maybe Esther is a literary memoir of a smart woman, born in the Soviet Union and living in Germany, researching her Eastern European and mostly Jewish family tree.

Along the way, we get to know about some of the people in her family, but the motivation of this book seems to be more about the process of and emotional response to the discovery of /5(14).

The Book of Esther, also known in Hebrew as "the Scroll" (Megillah), is a book in the third section (Ketuvim, "Writings") of the Jewish Tanakh (the Hebrew Bible) and in the Christian Old is one of the five Scrolls (Megillot) in the Hebrew relates the story of a Hebrew woman in Persia, born as Hadassah but known as Esther, who becomes queen of Persia and thwarts a genocide.

Maybe Esther: A Family Story by Katja Petrowskaja book review. Click to read the full review of Maybe Esther: A Family Story in New York Journal of Books. Review written by Elayne Clift. Katja Petrowskaja: 'Maybe Esther' She releases the deceased and missing from anonymity — and thus also the many victims in Eastern Europe.

"I think her name was Esther, my father said. Maybe Esther is a mesmerising memoir of her tribe from the midth century, tracking singular histories, language and destinations from Berlin to Babi Yar, Mauthausen to Moscow.

A Author: Madeleine Kingsley.A true search for the past reminiscent of Jonathan Safran Foer’s Everything Is Illuminated, Daniel Mendelsohn’s The Lost, and Michael Chabon’s Moonglow, Maybe Esther is a poignant, haunting investigation of the effects of history on one family.Check out this great listen on The poignant, searching, haunting story of one family's entanglement with 20th-century history.

Katja Petrowskaja's family story is impossible to untangle from the history of 20th-century Europe. There is her great-uncle, who shot a German diplomat in.