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Name Andrew Taylor
Date 2011-09-28 06:54:23
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Message Condolences on the loss of a father ... but congratulations on a life of courage, honour, dignity and achievement. A fine writer, with a lively imagination, a sense of passion, and the gift of empathy.
And a poet. Just that - a poet.


Name AMBASSADOR MEIR ROSENNE
Date 2011-09-30 06:10:49
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Message HE WAS ONE OF THE GREATEST UNSUNG HEROS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY. THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF RUSSIAN JEWS OWE HIM THEIR FREEDOM. FOR MORE THAN FIFTY YEARS HE CARRIED ON THE STRUGGLE FOR SOVIET JEWS WHEN VERY FEW BELIEVED IN THIS CAUSE. I AM PROUD OF HAVING BEEN HIS FRIEND. TO YOU AND YOUR MOTHER I EXPRESS MY HEARTFELT FEELINGS OF SYMPATHY. I FOR ONE SHALL ALWAYS REMEMBER HIM AS A GREAT FRIEND AND A DEVOTED SON OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE, WHO WON IN THE FIGHT AGAINST AN EVIL EMPIRE
AMBASSADOR MEIR ROSENNE


Name Miriam Margolyes
Date 2011-09-30 06:21:23
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Message I am very sad to hear of your father’s passing. He was an extraordinary artist, a passionate & brilliant fighter for what he believed in,
a sweet man to meet and to know, a fine friend, an influential critic. He made a difference to the world, we are so much the poorer for his passing. I share in your sense of loss. I just feel lucky that I met him & was able to read his books & taste the rich flavour of the dear man. I wish you & all your family a long & fruitful life. love,
Miriam Margolyes


Name LIMIN WARD
Date 2011-10-01 13:34:49
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Message It was an absolute privilege to meet and get to know Emanuel.

He was the most gentle of men, atractive,charming,warm and unassuming.

I particularly loved his voice and will really miss it.

I loved the imagery in his poems "For Julian " and "For Veda".
His poetry has not been given the recognition it deserves.It is up there with all the greats -Keats,Shakespeare,Hardy,Wordsworth and T S Eliot, His poetry, I think, and his other works should at least be on every school curriculum.

I look forward to that.


Name David Scott Pearce
Date 2011-10-07 17:52:31
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Message Dear Mr. Litvinoff,

Thank you for your courage and your life's work. May best wishes follow you wherever you go next.


Name elliott tucker
Date 2011-10-09 09:52:29
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Message hey aaron, i send my condolences on the passing of your father. he was a really great author and i think time will tell that his work will grow in appreciation and influence, i feel strongly that it will.
out of all the writers i interviewed on the east end, your father was definitely the most powerful and the most esoteric. he was able to transcend beyond the east end, where quite a few writers never left there. but he was also able to put it in context both historically and metaphysically. he was a superb intellect and his work deserves a lot more appreciation and study. especially, for me, the strong level of mystical awareness of suffering that is expressed in much of his poetry.
warm wishes to you and your family, elliott tucker


Name Herschel Wagner
Date 2011-10-09 13:16:20
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Message Had not heard of him until i read his obituary and have now just read nearly the entirety of 'Journey Through A Small World'. I would have loved to meet him, i get the feeling he would been wonderful at telling stories himself but also because those stories would have been on the subject of a world that has long since dissapeared.


Name Neil Alan Wilson
Date 2011-10-11 17:35:02
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Message It is with much sadness to make any comment on Emanuel's life with particular relevance. And his children will be indebted to this end. I can recall Emanuel's momentary influence in all periods of disaster. It rises above the mutual concern to greet the potent identity that is so captivating about his work.


Name David Selbourne
Date 2011-10-30 12:21:24
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Message Unjustly disregarded, Litvinoff was one of postwar Britain's few writers of distinction, and unequalled in his exploration of the dilemmas and difficulties of being Jewish. But today's publishing 'industry'can hardly be expected to restore him to the attention he merits; 'the market' would not permit it, and we are all the poorer for it.


Name David Selbourne
Date 2011-10-30 14:14:18
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Message Unjustly disregarded, Litvinoff was one of postwar Britain's few writers of distinction, and unequalled in his exploration of the dilemmas and difficulties of being Jewish. But today's publishing 'industry'can hardly be expected to restore him to the attention he merits; 'the market' would not permit it, and we are all the poorer for it.


Name Ilona Aronovsky
Date 2011-11-26 18:56:49
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Message I'm reading Blood in the Snow, the second book in the Death Out of Season trilogy. I enjoyed the first book, but this one is even better. I don't agree with the previous message. They should be republished as twentieth century classics, and I see no reason why they should not be. I am sure there would be a significant readership for these books. I think the previous message is wrong there are publishers who would realise there is a market for these books and a renewed interest in the period he covered. Its a matter of perseverance. Consider the success of Life and Fate, and the far inferior thrillers by Alan Furst. The trilogy would also be ideal as a Radio 4 Sunday afternoon serial.


Name Jonathan Pitt
Date 2012-01-22 08:59:01
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Message I read the obituary of Emanuel in The Guardian last year and I am planning to read his autobiographical book " Journey through a small planet." I am looking forward to reading this book.
He seemed a very interesting man and I hope to be able to recommend his books to my family and friends.


Name I. Aronovsky
Date 2012-02-15 15:23:17
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Message I read the Faces of Terror trilogy last year, enjoying the first book, but the second, Blood in the Snow, and the last one were even better. Mr Selbourne's message re publishers is far too pessimistic however. The trilogy could well be republished as twentieth century classics, and I see no reason why they should not be. I am sure there would be a significant readership for these books. Penguin, the original publisher should consider this and if not there are publishers who would realise there is a market for these books and a renewed interest in the period he covered. Its a matter of perseverance. Consider the success of Life and Fate, and the thrillers by Alan Furst, some of which tackle the Stalin era in far less depth. The trilogy would also be ideal as a Radio 4 Sunday afternoon serial.


Name Josh Friedlander
Date 2013-05-05 09:27:18
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Message A great man. The world is poorer without him.


Name Ulla Öhberg
Date 2015-03-22 06:48:05
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Message I have listened to ”A room in Berlin” as the novel is called in Swedish. I found it on the Sveriges Radios (SR Swedish Radio) app in my tablet. What a fascinating book! It catched my heart!


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