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Am I dead?

Jordan Kisner: Susan Taubes’s Stories, 5 October 2023

Lament for Julia: And Other Stories 
by Susan Taubes.
NYRB, 240 pp., £13.99, June, 978 1 68137 694 3
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... Let’s​ start with her life, which is as operatically strange as the fiction. Susan Taubes was born Judit Zsuzánna Feldmann in Budapest in 1928. Her father was one of Freud’s disciples; his father was chief rabbi of Budapest. At the age of eleven, she and her father left Hungary for the United States (her mother stayed behind to marry someone else) and watched from afar as the German occupation demolished their home city ...

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