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"Based on the real-life story of Bauhaus artist Friedl Dicker-Brandeis, Aaron's Leap is framed by the lens of a twenty first-century Israeli film crew delving into the extraordinary life of a woman who taught art to children in the Nazi transport camp ofTerezin and died in Auschwitz. Aided by the granddaughter of one of the artist's pupils, the filmmakers begin to uncover buried secrets from a time when personal and artistic decisions became matters of life-and-death. Spanning a century of Central European history, the novel evokes the founding impulses, theories, and personalities of the European Modernist movement (with characters modeled after Oskar Kokoschka, Alma Mahler and Franz Werfel) and shows what it takes to grapple with a troubled history, "leap" into the unknown, and dare to be oneself."--
Told in clear and beautiful prose, "Aaron s Leap" is a deeply moving portrait of love, sacrifice, and the transformative power of art in a time of brutal uncertainty. SIMON VAN BOOY, author of "The Illusion of Separateness"
Based on the real-life stor
|Number of Pages:||221|
|Author:||Platzova, Magdalena , Cravens, Craig|
|Publisher:||Consortium Book Sales & Dist|
|Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H):||5.20 x 7.75 x 0.60 Inches|
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