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Mira Hamermesh is an award-winning film maker, painter and writer. This moving memoir gives a vivid account of her remarkable life. As a young Jewish teenager she escaped the horrors of German-occupied Poland with only her natural creativity, a rebellious spirit and a talent for good fortune to rely on. Of the millions of words written about WWII, few come from women, and even fewer recount such adventure. Spared the experience of the ghetto and the concentration camp that claimed most of her family, Mira's story is a life-affirming account of a life lived to the full, and a meditation on survival and coincidence, that pays homage to other people's courage.
Recounting her escape into Soviet-occupied Poland, Mira shows how her status as a refugee has continued to influence her throughout her life. The journey led her across Europe and eventually to Palestine in 1941; her account of that region, before the establishment of Israel, provides a fascinating insight into the historical setting for today's conflict.
Having settled in London where she studied art and married, she eventually won a place at the celebrated Polish Film School in Lodz. At the height of the Cold War Mira Hamermesh commuted across the Iron Curtain her experience of a divided Europe offers many insights into the political factors that affected people's everyday lives.
Mira's theme of political conflict, so often explored in her films, is brought to life here in an intimate account that will live long in the memory.
An extraordinary book, an extraordinary, frightening life. To be Polish without nation, Jewish without family, hunted down in a land at war - and to be a genius in the making - well, it's not the normal teenager's life. Mira Hamermersh sees past and present with a film-maker's flawless eye, in this shattering written memorial to those she loved and lost. (Fay Weldon)
This is an inspiring memoir about an extraordinary life, and it reads like a good novel. (The Times)
Simply wonderful. ... The narrative is utterly gripping. I could not put it down. (John Carey)
An important, perhaps even a great, book. ... The author's ability to bob on a sea of vicissitude, confronting adversities that might have drowned or silenced another. Such a quality marks Mira Hamermesh's story, contributing to an extradordinary narrative drive which, while ever recollecting the past, is always animated by a spirit ready to believe in a bright new morning ahead. ... Her book is universal, individualistic and triumphant in its vindication of humanity. (Jewish Chronicle)
This is the story of a teenager crossing Hitler's Europe with only her own courage and luck to sustain her. It is a book of stunning narrative power, as able to move the reader with the surprises of human goodness and happy reunions as with the terror of those dark times. It is unlike any other memoir of the period that I can recall. (Elaine Feinstein)
A fascinating account, covering so many countries, conditions, perils and states of mind. (Alan Sillitoe)
Titolo: The River of Angry Dogs
Casa editrice: Pluto Press
Data di pubblicazione: 2004
Condizione libro: New
Descrizione libro Pluto Press, 2004. Hardcover. Condizione: Very Good. Very Good condition with no significant faults. Clearly used but very few minor defects. Will look good on your book case after reading but may not be suitable as a present unless hard to find elsewhere SECURE DAILY POSTING FROM UK. 30 DAY GUARANTEE. Codice articolo mon0002305440
Descrizione libro Pluto Press. Hardcover. Condizione: Good. Book shows a small amount of wear to cover and binding. Some pages show signs of use. Codice articolo G0745322336I3N00
Descrizione libro Hardback. Condizione: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Codice articolo GOR003345420
Descrizione libro Pluto Press, London, United Kingdom, 2004. Hardcover. Condizione: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. The life of a Polish Jew in WW2. Call or email us with your questions by going to "Bookseller & Payment Information" below and then "Ask bookseller a question" or "View Booksellers Homepage". All orders processed and sent promptly from the UK, usually within 24 hours. Book. Codice articolo 006103
Descrizione libro Pluto Press, 2004. Condizione: New. 'The story of a teenager crossing Hitler's Europe with only her own courage and luck to sustain her. . Stunning.' Elaine Feinstein Num Pages: 320 pages, 1 port. BIC Classification: APFB; BGA; HBJD; HBTZ1. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 225 x 143 x 23. Weight in Grams: 488. . 2004. Hardcover. . . . . . Codice articolo KCD0014487
Descrizione libro Pluto Press. Condizione: New. 'The story of a teenager crossing Hitler's Europe with only her own courage and luck to sustain her. . Stunning.' Elaine Feinstein Num Pages: 320 pages, 1 port. BIC Classification: APFB; BGA; HBJD; HBTZ1. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 225 x 143 x 23. Weight in Grams: 488. . 2004. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Codice articolo KCD0014487
Descrizione libro STYLUS PUBLISHING, United Kingdom, 2004. Hardcover. Condizione: Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. HARDCOVER Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. New Arrivals. Book: USED, Good. Dust Jacket: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 17978074532233900. Codice articolo 17978074532233900
Descrizione libro Pluto Press, 2004. Hard Cover. Condizione: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. very good hbk 8vo copy with very good dw. Codice articolo 135562
Descrizione libro Pluto press,London,2004, United Kingdom, 2004. Hardcover. Condizione: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. 1st Edition.... ref.27/g.UK1st.edition.1st.impression.Fine in fine dustwrapper.An unread copy.Introduction by Fay Weldon. 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0. Codice articolo 100183
Descrizione libro U.S.A.: Pluto Press, 2004. Hardcover. Condizione: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. Hardback in fine condition with fine dust jacket. Codice articolo 164244