Thoughtfully, heartrendingly, completely, the book that Helen Berr wrote in the darkest days of the City of Light answers her own question - Mariette Job in the Scotsman. It is a beautiful but harrowing experience reading the words of Helene Berr Her journal is a devastatingly powerful evocation of the pointlessness of war and one that will have a lasting effect on its readers - Wales on Sunday. Helene is a striking diarist writes lucid, lovely prose we are lucky that Helene chose to tell her own story - David Bellos interview, Times Online. A very moving account devastatingly sad - Oxford Times.
About the Author
Helene 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.