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Devilspel - 
      Grigory Kanovich

Devilspel

Winner of the 2020 EBRD Literature Prize.

'It is sincere, it is warm, it is generous. It has the feeling of a very great classic.' Rosie Goldsmith, Chair of the EBRD Judges

'Powerful, demanding and at times transcendent. Les mer
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Winner of the 2020 EBRD Literature Prize.

'It is sincere, it is warm, it is generous. It has the feeling of a very great classic.' Rosie Goldsmith, Chair of the EBRD Judges

'Powerful, demanding and at times transcendent.' The Irish Times

'Dramatic and heartbreaking' The Jerusalem Post

'It is above all a celebration of life. It has a wonderful sense of the individuality, indeed of the eccentricity of the people.'

Devilspel by Grigory Kanovich, translated by Yisrael Elliott Cohen, tells the story of the small Lithuanian town of Mishkine as it is invaded by Germany in 1941. The novel follows the fate of various Jewish and non-Jewish characters, including the local grave-digger, a farmer, the tailor and a madman.

'It manages to tell you something about human capacity for evil without ever losing its own warm, beating heart,' Vesna Goldsworthy

'It really is the most heartbreaking and unforgettable tale.' Thomas de Waal

Devilspel evokes the lost world of Lithuanian Jews during the Second World War. From the lives of Grigory Kanovich's vividly drawn characters emerges a panorama of world events that shook eastern Europe and the world.
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Forlag: Noir Press
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Språk: Engelsk
ISBN: 9780995560055
Winner of EBRD Literature Prize 2020.
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One of the most prominent living Jewish writers and winner of the Lithuanian National Prize for Culture and Arts for 2014, Grigory Kanovich was born into a traditional Jewish family in the Lithuanian town of Jonava in 1929.

According to Mikhail Krutikov, Professor of Slavic and Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan ". . . Today, Kanovich is the only writer in the entire world capable of depicting the life of the pre-war Jewish shtetl with the documentary precision of an immediate witness and the deep emotional passion of a lover mourning his loss. He survived the Holocaust almost by a miracle, and made it his mission to serve, against all odds, as a custodian of the collective memory of generations of Litvaks, Lithuanian Jews."

Kanovich's novels, translated into 13 languages, with over 1.5 million copies sold, form an epic Litvak Saga - a memorial and a requiem to a community now vanished. His play "Smile at us, oh Lord", based on two of his novels, was presented to sold out audiences in the USA, Canada, Europe and Israel. Since 1993, the writer, who is a member of PEN Club, has lived in Israel.