NYTBR Rave for Appelfeld

In a fantastic piece in this Sunday’s (3/21) New York Times Book Review, David Leavitt says the following about Aharon Appelfeld’s Blooms of Darkness, now on sale from Schocken Books:

Like Anne Frank’s diary—a work to which it will draw justified comparison—Blooms of Darkness, beautifully translated by Jeffrey M. Green, records a brutal process of education. . . . It is in his rendering of the border territory that Hugo and Mariana inhabit that Appelfeld reveals his compassion, his wisdom, and his restraint. . . . Majestic and humane.”