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eBook Anya ePub

by Susan Fromberg Schaeffer

eBook Anya ePub
Author: Susan Fromberg Schaeffer
Language: English
ISBN: 0380486458
ISBN13: 978-0380486458
Publisher: Avon /Bard (1980)
Pages: 616
Subcategory: No category
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 245
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ePub file: 1948 kb
Fb2 file: 1856 kb

Susan Fromberg Schaeffer (March 25, 1940 – August 26, 2011) was an American novelist and poet who was a Professor of English at Brooklyn College for over thirty years.

Susan Fromberg Schaeffer (March 25, 1940 – August 26, 2011) was an American novelist and poet who was a Professor of English at Brooklyn College for over thirty years.

Susan Fromberg Schaeffer (1940 - 2011) was a Professor of English and author of fourteen novels, six poetry . Love historical fiction; just received this book. Have read Schaeffer's haunting "Madness of a Seduced Woman" - liked her writing style.

Susan Fromberg Schaeffer (1940 - 2011) was a Professor of English and author of fourteen novels, six poetry collections, and other works. I'm not too keen on the type/font of this copy of "Anya", quite small ("classic" style?), somewhat intimidating/ difficult to read.

Susan Fromberg Schaeffer (Author).

Susan Fromberg Schaeffer’s most popular book is Wuthering Heights. Anya by. Susan Fromberg Schaeffer. The Madness of a Seduced Woman by.

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Anya's world of dances, travel, medical school, and her beloved family ended one day in the summer of 1939, when Hitler invaded Poland.

Anya Savikin lived among well-to-do Russian Jews in Poland, in a world more like Tolstoy's than our own, until the first bombing of Warsaw and the chaos that ensued. Her story incarnates the strength and love of eastern European Jewry, before and after their decimation. Reading group guide included.

Schaeffer, Susan Fromberg 1941–. Ms Schaeffer is an American novelist and poet. A perhaps unintentional part of this phenomenon, Susan Fromberg Schaeffer's "Anya" represents a new stride toward maturity in Jewish-American writing

Schaeffer, Susan Fromberg 1941–. The overwhelming impression left by this rich and brooding novel of wartime Poland is of an actual life agonizingly remembered, not of events and characters cut and fitted to the pattern of a story. A perhaps unintentional part of this phenomenon, Susan Fromberg Schaeffer's "Anya" represents a new stride toward maturity in Jewish-American writing. The novel looks history straight in the eye, engaging it with a stubborn fierceness. It is a triumph of realism in art.

Susan Fromberg Schaeffer, a novelist with a gift for evoking complex characters in the grip of extreme psychological stress and physical suffering, notably in The Madness of a Seduced Woman and the Vietnam War novel Buffalo Afternoon, died on Friday in Chicago. She was 71. The cause was complications of a stroke, her husband, Neil J. Schaeffer, said

Schaeffer, Susan Fromberg 1941–PERSONAL: Born March 25, 1941, in Brooklyn, NY; daughter of Irving (a. .The book begins in the 1930s and takes Anya through the Nazi massacre of Jews in Poland up to the present day in America.

Education: Attended Simmons College; University of Chicago, . with honors), 1963, P. Source for information on Schaeffer, Susan Fromberg 1941–: Concise Major 21st Century Writers dictionary.

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Dont_Wory
I am a big reader of holocaust survivor stories. This is a novel but I can see that in the real history this story could have easily have played out. I have never read such a detailed account of a life. It is nothing short of amazing the detail from page one. This author takes you into the world of this young Russian Jewish woman and you become Anya. You feel the texture of the wallpaper and hear the crystal tinkle in the china cabinet. You are so a part of her life that you then can really know what she gives up when the war starts and being Jewish is a death sentence.

The book is a large size paperback not like the grocery store size but it has small print. It has 490+ pages so if it was in the normal size print it would have been a 1000 page book. It is a long book but you still do not want it to end...that is a great book.

Anya is an amazing character. Her Russian family is living in Poland when the war breaks out. She is attending medical school and has a bright future. Then her world is shattered. Her will to live is all based on wanting to find her daughter whom she gave to the care of Christians at the time she was in the ghetto and all of the children are being rounded up.

Anya survives and so does her child---not a spoiler that is right on the back cover but the cost has been dear. You feel with Anya how it is to have your child not know you as her Mama, the feelings of why me why did I survive and not my dear Mother or sister? The book takes you pre-war, war and post war. All in such vivid details that you almost cannot seperate yourself from what is the novel and what is reality.

I just cannot give high enough praise to this writer. The characters are real and true to historical accounts. There is a study group guide at the end of the book that is good even if you are just reading it yourself. The author has based the story on things she learned from real survivors. This statement really hit me "When I came to know a survivor about whom I cared, my fear was replaced by an obsessive need to know the truth about what I, and many around me, had carefully obscured."

There are books far and few between that you say AHHHH that was just the best! Then it seems like fr a while nothing measures up to it. This is one of those books now for me. On my top 10 list and I am sure I will read it again.
Balladolbine
I love this book; I've read it many times and will do so again. The haunting story, of family, love and friendship set squarely in the horror of the Holocaust is so intimate in its narration that the reader feels as if she/he is reading her own family story. The author's writing style is unique: dense, immediate, full of poetic repetition and language. Some have described it as a "mythological" narrative, but to me, it's more intimate than mythology--more like a fairy tale in the way the Fromberg Schaeffer layers her details and uses the suggestion of exaggeration for effect.

I won't go into the details of the story--plenty of other reviewers have done that. The reason I gave this "item" 4 stars instead of 5 has nothing to do with the quality of the story. What I don't like is the way this particular edition was printed. The type is cramped and difficult to read; there's hardly any space between sentences. This is all the more noticeable because Schaeffer's writing style consists of many run-on sentences and paragraphs. I can't read it without getting eyestrain (and I have new glasses).

The edition does not in any way do justice to the novel, except for the fact that someone finally realized it was long overdue for a reprint. Even the paper feels cheap. This may sound picky; but my affection and respect for this novel is such that I would like to see it printed with the quality it deserves.
Samulkis
This is one of the few novels of note from the 1970s. It was the most impactful telling of the Holocaust I have ever read- from a woman’s point of view- so needed! A must read for our times.
Manarius
This is absolutely one of the most beautifully written books I've ever read. It flows like poetry. I am rereading the book for the third time and love it as much as the first time. At times it is a very heavy read but then any book on the Holocaust or WW11 will be. I highly recommend this book. I am not usually into fiction but this is the exception.
Vital Beast
I read this book back in the early 1980's. I am now thrilled to be reading it again. The book is so unbelievably moving and endearing, riveting in fact, one simply cannot put it down or find it soul changing. I am absolutely in love with Anya, her family and cannot express my admiration for this very well done book. It is a true work of art and honors both those who died during the Holocaust, who will NEVER be mourned for enough, and those who survived who carry the memories, their own stories and the stories of those who died. Those who died, lived, loved and vanished cruelly from this earth. The shame and horror must always and forever be remembered and honored. Schaeffer does just that with this book!
Wymefw
Love historical fiction; just received this book. Have read Schaeffer's haunting "Madness of a Seduced Woman" - liked her writing style. I'm not too keen on the type/font of this copy of "Anya", quite small ("classic" style?), somewhat intimidating/ difficult to read. Lines tightly spaced together, perhaps to keep book (489-page paperback) from being an unwieldy size.
Khiceog
This book should be a required read for EVERYONE!!! This story is incredible. It is especially frightening and sickening to realize how people during that time suffered and survived. I will never understand how humans can treat other humans with such disregard. HATE has been and always will be the biggest disease that challenges humanity. Many people including myself take too much for granted. I am a bookaholic and this is one of the best books I have ever read. It starts off a little slow but then it comes alive. I had to make myself put it down so I could make the book last longer. I have read so many stories about the holocaust THIS ONE IS THE BEST! I don't ever write reviews but this one needs to be NOTICED! GREAT READ!!!
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