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my_suzieq, January 1, 2012 (view all comments by my_suzieq)
Part art heist mystery, part Yiddish literature and theology, part love story and biography, all graceful, rich writing - Dara Horn captured me from the first paragraph.
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BWH, September 1, 2011 (view all comments by BWH)
I'm a fan of Dara Horn. This is the second of her books that I've read. They are eminently readable. This explores eastern Europe yiddishkeit, the art world of Chagall and his writer contemporaries, life in America and life before and after our time on earth. Just try it!
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Sabena, January 1, 2010 (view all comments by Sabena)
The World to Come is a story-sculpture of life seen through the eyes of a Jewish orphan-survivor of a 1920s Russian pogrom and a man in post-Vietnam War America in pursuit of his family's history, a fluid weaving of past and present brought together by the art and humanity of Marc Chagall. The characters are as vivid and as unmoored as the people who populate Chagall's paintings. Rich in quietly, thoroughly observed detail, imbued with the music of Yiddish, it is a bouquet of spiritual quandaries planted in a crime mystery.
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Sabena, January 1, 2010 (view all comments by Sabena)
The World to Come is a story-sculpture of life seen through the eyes of a Jewish orphan-survivor of a 1920s Russian pogrom and a man in post-Vietnam War America in pursuit of his family's history, a fluid weaving of past and present brought together by the art and humanity of Marc Chagall. The characters are as vivid and as unmoored as the people who populate Chagall's paintings. Rich in quietly, thoroughly observed detail, imbued with the music of Yiddish, it is a bouquet of spiritual quandaries planted in a crime mystery.
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Lior7, May 25, 2007 (view all comments by Lior7)
This book was a great read. Horn's writing is so different from anyone else's. She covers many historical and religious type questions. The question of where do we come from, where are we going, what is the purpose of our existance, they are all asked and answered in a different way that I was both expecting and what i belive. An amazing book that I plan on reading and referring to for the rest of my life.
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ISBN:
9780393329063
Author:
Horn, Dara
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20061031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
21.08 x 13.97 x 2.29 mm 0.26 kg

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"Synopsis" by , A million-dollar Chagall is stolen from a museum during a singles' cocktail hour. The unlikely thief, former child prodigy Benjamin Ziskind, is convinced that the painting once hung in his parents' living room. This work of art opens a door through which we discover his family's startling history--from an orphanage in Soviet Russia where Chagall taught to suburban New Jersey and the jungles of Vietnam.
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