Verbannung – a novel by Luis S. Krausz

![/sites/default/files/old/2087.jpg:left]("Luis Krausz © Paula Korosue" "")Luis S. Krausz’s novel talks about his multifaceted Jewish Austrian origins and his complex relations with his family, Brazilian society, and the German-speaking world as his “intellectual home.” “Verbannung” [expulsion] refers to the emigration of Viennese Jews but also to the permanent feeling of alienation, resulting in an idealization of the lost homeland and at the same time in loneliness and isolation. The search for an identity in the foreign country continues in the second and third generations of the immigrant family. The Jewish Brazilian society, which is dominated by Eastern European Jews and Zionism, often appears incomprehensible and inhospitable. It also shares its space with many former Nazis, who fled to South America after the war. The author will speak with the publisher Nora Pester (Hentrich & Hentrich Verlag, Berlin). **Luis S. Krausz** was born into an émigré Jewish family in Sao Paulo in 1961. He is a writer and translator and professor of Hebrew and Jewish literature at the University of Sao Paulo. He studied classical philology and Hebrew at Columbia University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Zurich. Luis S. Krausz: Verbannung. Erinnerungen in Trümmern; translated from Brazilian Portuguese by Manfred von Conta; approx. 168 pages, soft cover with flaps, 11.4 x 19.1 cm; approx. €14.90, ISBN 978-3-942271-81-3. Jüdische Spuren vol. 3, February 2013       _Jewish Museum Vienna Dorotheergasse 11 1010 Vienna_