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Robert Abzug, Director CLA 2.402, 305 E 23rd St B3600, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-475-6178

Jay Neugeboren speaks about his latest novel, 1940.

Wed, November 19, 2008 • 7:00 PM • Prothro Auditorium At the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Jay Neugeboren was born in 1938 in Brooklyn, New York. He wrote two
novels
while attending Columbia University, but channeled his skills as a
writer
into political activism before selling his first novel in 1965. He
is the
author of fourteen books including the novels The Stolen Jew (1981)
and
Before My Life Began (1985) and non-fiction Imaging Robert (1997) and
Transforming Madness (1999).

His latest novel, 1940, tells the story of Elisabeth Rofman who
returns to
New York on the eve of World War II to discover her father has
disappeared.
She befriends Dr. Bloch-a fascinating historical figure, physician
to the
Hitler family, and the only Jew for whom Hitler arranged departure
from
Europe. Dr. Bloch aids in the search, also hiding Elisabeth's son,
who has
escaped from a Maryland institution.


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