Voyage Into Savage Europe: A Declining Civilization (Paperback)
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In 1930, Avigdor Hameiri traveled through Eastern and Central Europe. Bolshevism and Fascism threatened and Europe was poised on a knife-edge. From the growing danger and confusion surrounding inter-war Europe, in prose at once compassionate and bitingly sarcastic, comes a sweeping account of Jewish life from one of Israel's prolific writers.
About the Author
Avigdor Hameiri (1890-1970) was a prolific Hebrew writer. Born in Hungarian Transcarpathia, he was conscripted into the Austro-Hungarian army in 1914 and later emigrated to Palestine. He published dozens of books, including novels, memoirs, collections of short stories and poetry, scholarly and political writings, and children's books. Considered a pioneer of modernist Hebrew poetry, Hameiri was awarded the Israel Prize for literature in 1968. Peter Appelbaum, Emeritus Professor of Pathology, spends his retirement writing and translating books about Jewish soldiers in World War I Central Power Armies. Seven books have appeared, notably the first English translation of Bagehinom shel Mata (Hell on Earth), for which he has recently been awarded the TLS-Risa Domb/Porjes Prize. He currently lives in Land O' Lakes, Florida.