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Till We Have Built Jerusalem free pdf Equal parts biographical puzzle, architectural meditation, and probing detective story, Adina Hoffman's "Till We Have Built Jerusalem" offers a prismatic view into one of the world's most beloved and troubled cities. Panoramic yet intimate, this portrait of three architects who helped build modern Jerusalem is also a gripping exploration of the ways in which politics and aesthetics clash in a place of constant conflict. The book opens with the arrival in 1930s Jerusalem of the celebrated Berlin architect Erich Mendelsohn, who, as a refugee from Hitler's Germany, has to reckon with a complex new Middle Eastern reality. Next we meet Austen St. Barbe Harrison, Palestine's chief government architect from 1922 to 1937. Steeped in the traditions of Byzantine and Islamic building, he's forced to work in the often stifling and violent context of British rule. And in the riveting final section, Hoffman herself sets out through the battered streets of today's Jerusalem looking for traces of a possibly Greek, possibly Arab architect named Spyro Houris. Once renowned around town, Houris is now utterly forgotten, though his buildings still stand, a ghostly testimony to his presence. A beautifully written rumination on memory and forgetting, place and displacement, "Till We Have Built Jerusalem" uncovers ramifying levels of one great city's buried history as it asks what it means, everywhere, to be foreign and to belong.

About Adina Hoffman

Adina Hoffman is the author of "House of Windows: Portraits from a Jerusalem Neighborhood" and "My Happiness Bears No Relation to Happiness: A Poet's Life in the Palestinian Century," winner of the 2010" "Jewish Quarterly-Wingate Prize. She is also the author, with Peter Cole, of "Sacred Trash: The Lost and Found World of the Cairo Geniza," which was named the American Library Association's Jewish Book of the Year. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, she was awarded a Windham-Campbell Literature Prize in 2013. She divides her time between Jerusalem and New Haven.

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Author : Adina Hoffman
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Data Published :
ISBN : 0374289107
EAN : 9780374289102
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 368 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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