The Resource The river of angry dogs : a memoir, Mira Hamermesh ; introduction by Fay Weldon

The river of angry dogs : a memoir, Mira Hamermesh ; introduction by Fay Weldon

Label
The river of angry dogs : a memoir
Title
The river of angry dogs
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Mira Hamermesh ; introduction by Fay Weldon
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Mira Hamermesh is an award-winning film maker, painter and writer. This moving memoir gives a vivid account of her remarkable life. As a young Jewish teenager she escaped the horrors of German-occupied Poland with only her natural creativity, a rebellious spirit and a talent for good fortune to rely on. Of the millions of words written about WWII, few come from women, and even fewer recount such adventure. Spared the experience of the ghetto and the concentration camp that claimed most of her family, Mira's story is a life-affirming account of a life lived to the full, and a meditation on survival and coincidence, that pays homage to other people's courage. Recounting her escape into Soviet-occupied Poland, Mira shows how her status as a refugee has continued to influence her throughout her life. The journey led her across Europe and eventually to Palestine in 1941; her account of that region, before the establishment of Israel, provides a fascinating insight into the historical setting for today's conflict. Having settled in London where she studied art and married, she eventually won a place at the celebrated Polish Film School in Lodz. At the height of the Cold War Mira Hamermesh commuted across the Iron Curtain - her experience of a divided Europe offers many insights into the political factors that affected people's everyday lives. Mira's theme of political conflict, so often explored in her films, is brought to life here in an intimate account that will live long in the memory
Action
digitized
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
IDEBK
Dewey number
  • 940.53/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • DS135.P63
  • PN1998.3.H328
LC item number
  • H35484 2004
  • A3 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
The river of angry dogs : a memoir, Mira Hamermesh ; introduction by Fay Weldon
Publication
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction
  • Fay Weldon
  • Before the War
  • Crossing Borders
  • Reunions
  • Tearing Through the Iron Curtain
  • After the Pilgrimage
Control code
ocn666933075
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 308 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781849642323
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt18fnnq7
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b27315253
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)666933075
  • pebcs184964232X
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

Library Locations

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      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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