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Arnost Lustig (1926–2011)

Arnost Lustig was born in Prague in 1926. He had completed 7 grades when the Nazis prohibited all Jewish children from attending school. In 1942, he was sent to Theresienstadt concentration camp. Two years later, he was transferred to Auschwitz and then to Buchenwald. In the spring of 1945, he escaped a train carrying him to his death in Dachau, ... See full bio »

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 2014 Listopad (writer) (completed)
 2013 Colette (story)
 1984 The Precious Legacy (Documentary short)
 1968 Dita Saxová (novel) / (screenplay)
 1964 Diamonds of the Night (story "Darkness has no Shadows")
 1963 Devilish Drive (short story)
 1963 Little Rabbit (Short) (story)
 1963 Transport z raje (book "Night and Hope") / (screenplay)
 1960 A Piece of Bread (Short) (short story)
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Other Works:

(book) "Indecent Dreams". Evanston, IL. : Northwestern University Press, 1988. ISBN-10: 0810107732; ISBN-13: 9780810107731 See more »

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[on film adaptations of his books] In the case of Dita Saxová (1968), I think the book was better; the screen adaptation of Diamonds of the Night (1964) is as good as the book; in Transport z raje (1963) the movie sometimes goes beyond the book.


His book, "A Prayer for Katerina Horovitzova, was awarded the literary prize by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2004. He was awarded the Franz Kafka Prize in 2008 by the Franz Kafka Society and the city of Prague, Czech. See more »

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