Berlin Library Assembles Rare Jewish Texts

In German Buch News by Siobhan O'Leary

By Siobhan O’Leary Berlin’s national library is assembling a new collection of rare Hebrew and Yiddish texts published by Jewish Holocaust survivors in Displaced Person Camps between 1945 and 1950. Approximately 400 titles were published in the DP camps, around 200 of which are in the library’s possession. According to the Boersenblatt, a majority of the religious texts published were …

Clarice Lispector’s Biographer on the Thrill of the Hunt

In Guest Contributors by Guest Contributor

By Benjamin Moser UTRECHT, THE NETHERLANDS — Nobody’s ugly at two a.m., so the t-shirt slogan goes. One evening a few years ago, I was sitting in my Dutch garden, talking to some friends about Clarice Lispector, the Jewish-Brazilian mystic writer. Having recently left the security of my publishing job in order to devote myself full-time to writing, I’d been …