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Diary of Petr Ginz 1941-1942

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ISBN-10: 0871139669

ISBN-13: 9780871139665

Edition: 2007

Authors: Elena Lappin, Chava Pressburger, Jonathan Safran Foer

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Not since Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl has such an intimately candid, deeply affecting account of a childhood compromised by Nazi tyranny come to light. As a fourteen-year-old Jewish boy living in Prague in the early 1940s, Petr Ginz dutifully kept a diary that captured the increasingly precarious texture of daily life. Petr was killed in a gas chamber at Auschwitz at the age of sixteen, and his diaries--recently discovered in a Prague attic under extraordinary circumstances--now read as the prescient eyewitness account of a meticulous observer. Petr was a young prodigy--a budding artist and writer whose paintings, drawings, and writings reflect his insatiable appetite for…    
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List price: $24.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/10/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 192
Size: 6.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Sherman J. Alexie, Jr., was born in October of 1966. His mother was Spokane Indian and his father was Coeur d'Alene Indian. Alexie grew up on the Spokane Indian Reservation in Wellpinit, Washington. He was born hydrocephalic, which means with water on the brain, and received an operation at the age of 6 months. He was not expected to survive, but did, even though doctors predicted he would live with severe mental retardation. Surprisingly, though he suffered from severe side effects, he exhibited no symptoms of retardation and went on to learn to read by age three, and read Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath by age five. Alexie decided to attend high school off the reservation, in Reardan,…    

Jonathan Safran Foer (born 1977) is an American author best known for his novels Everything Is Illuminated (2002) and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2005). He was born in Washington, D.C. and attended Georgetown Day School and Princeton University. In 2000, Foer was awarded the Zoetrope: All-Story Fiction Prize and in 2007 he was included in Granta's Best of Young American Novelists. His forthcoming nonfiction book is entitled, Eating Animals. His title Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close made The N.Y. Times Best Seller List for 2012.