Download PDF by Magdaléna Platzová: Aaron's Leap

By Magdaléna Platzová

ISBN-10: 1934137707

ISBN-13: 9781934137703

“Told in transparent and lovely prose, Aaron’s Leap is a deeply relocating portrait of affection, sacrifice, and the transformative energy of paintings in a time of brutal uncertainty.” —SIMON VAN BOOY, writer of The phantasm of Separateness

Based at the real-life tale of Bauhaus artist Friedl Dicker-Brandeis, Aaron’s Leap is framed by means of the lens of a twenty first-century Israeli movie team delving into the intense lifetime of a girl who taught artwork to youngsters within the Nazi delivery camp of Terezín and died in Auschwitz. Aided through the granddaughter of 1 of the artist’s scholars, the filmmakers start to discover buried secrets and techniques from a time whilst own and inventive judgements grew to become issues of life-and-death. Spanning a century of critical ecu background, the unconventional conjures up the founding impulses, theories, and personalities of the eu Modernist circulation (with characters modeled after Oskar Kokoschka, Alma Mahler and Franz Werfel) and exhibits what it takes to grapple with a bothered background, “leap” into the unknown, and dare to be oneself.

Magdaléna Platzová used to be raised in Prague and has lived in Washington, DC and ny urban, the place she taught literature at NYU, and now lives in Lyon, France. She is the writer of a children’s e-book, collections of brief tales, and 3 novels, together with Aaron’s Leap, a Lidové Noviny e-book of the 12 months Award finalist, hailed through the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung as a unique that “must depend one of the best written by means of modern Czech writers.” it's her first e-book to be released in English.

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