Aharon Appelfeld, who died on January 4, was a Holocaust survivor and one of Israel's greatest writers. He wrote more than twenty novels, including the acclaimed "Badenheim 1939", "The Age of Wonders" and, most recently, "The Man Who Couldn't Stop Sleeping". David Herman pays tribute to one of the outstanding Jewish writers of the past half-century.
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Poet Joanne Limburg has produced an exquisite and heart-breaking memoir of her childhood, her Jewishness, her mother’s death, and how she came to terms with her brother’s suicide: ‘I explained to the rabbi that his death was the point of fracture in my world.’ Hilary Mantel has written of Small Pieces, ‘Can a writer be too honest?
Fin de siècle Vienna, a unique, thrilling, and polyglot city, described as ‘an experimental station for the end of the world’, witnessed the birth of one of the most exciting and provocative art movements of all time – the Vienna Secession. Gustav Klimt was at its forefront.
12 pm - Art Historian Griselda Pollock offers an illustrated re-evaluation of Charlotte Salomon’s works in Charlotte Salomon and the Theatre of Memory.