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    • ISBN:9781847245755
    • Publication date:23 Oct 2008
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Journal

By Helene Berr

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Biographical Notes

Hélène Berr was a student of English Literature at the Sorbonne in Paris. She was deported to Auschwitz in 1944 with her mother and father, and she died in Bergen-Belsen in April 1945, just a few weeks before the liberation of the camp.
David Bellos was the first winner of the Man Booker International Translator's Award for his translations of the Albanian writer, Ismail Kadare. He is the translator of, among others, Georges Perec, Romain Gary and Fred Vargas, and he has also written the award-winning biographies of Georges Perec, Romain Gary and Jaques Tati. He is professor of French and Comparative Literature at Princeton University, where he also directs the Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication. His irreverent survey of the field of translation, Is That A Fish In Your Ear? will appear in September 2011 with Penguin Books in the UK and Faber and Faber in the USA.

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  • ISBN: 9781906694197
  • Publication date: 02 Jul 2009
  • Page count: 308
  • Imprint: MacLehose Press
Searingly beautiful Holocaust diary. with a fluid and compelling combination of raw sensitivity, moral questioning and courageous pragmatism . a vital, spellbinding read' Laura Silverman, Daily Mail. — Daily Mail
At once the diary of a young Jewish girl under the German Occupation of Paris, a work of exceptional literary quality, and a powerful historical document' Simone Veil, L'Express. — L'Express
There are some books that are great, not because their writers were born for literary success, but because circumstances force upon them the writing of a truly great book. Such a one is Hélène Berr's Journal' Carmen Callil, Guardian. — Guardian
Searingly beautiful Holocaust diary. with a fluid and compelling combination of raw sensitivity, moral questioning and courageous pragmatism . a vital, spellbinding read' Laura Silverman, Daily Mail. — Daily Mail