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  • 1999-10-28
  • By Benjamin Smith
RIGA - The most interesting thing about Latvia to the international literary world may be that Binjamin Wilkomerski was not born here.The man calling himself Wilkomerski has been a literary celebrity since 1995, when his memoir of a young Latvian Jew in the Holocaust won him the National Jewish Book Award in the US and other prestigious international prizes. In "Fragments", "Wilkomerski" tells of being brought up in a middle class household in Switzerland as Bruno Doesekker. After feeling estranged from the ease of his Swiss life, he embarked on a course of psychoanalysis and research that ...
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