Need convincing? Read Jonathan Papernick's Defense of the Short Story for the ProsenPeople where he declares: "This world needs greater understanding, and a well-written short story can pierce the heart like a bullet and stay with a reader for the rest of her life." Hear! Hear!
This collection of poignant, very human stories leaves the reader wishing for even more of them. Each story is a miniworld where cultures clash, leaving the landscape with enough cracks for the characters to fall right in.
Yosef Haim Brenner wrote mostly in Hebrew and often based his fiction on his own experiences and the miseries endured by Jews in Russia at the beginning of the 20th century, such as the terrible ordeal of a Jew drafted—as he was—into the Czar’s army, and the poisonous anti-Semitism that was a fact of army life. #ShortStoryMonth
This collection of four mysteries may seem like a good choice for bedtime reading, but it led this reader into an “all-nighter.
Adam Biro first attracted attention in the United States with his ninth book, One Must Also Be Hungarian, which evoked the lost world of pre-war Hungarian Jews through stories about members of his own family.
Weil’s poetic, surprising book (written in translated in conceives of those who escaped the Holocaust with their lives as covert survivors, subject always to the devastating ripples of pain and memory that irradiate the rest of their lives.
Author Erika Dreifus sets the groundwork for Quiet Americans with two essential quotations. Never will it end,” observed Günter Grass. Asked Imre Kertész: “Which writer today is not a writer of the Holocaust?