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Sorrel Kerbel

Sorrel Kerbel, Ph.D., is the editor of Jewish Writers of the Twentieth Century (2003) and is currently working on a companion volume. Formerly a lecturer in English Literature at the University of Port Elizabeth, South Africa, in 1995 she lectured on Anita Brookner at the University of Potsdam on behalf of the British Council.

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Anita Brookner

Anita Brookner was a British Jewish novelist and accomplished art historian known for her elegaic, gloomy novels depicting the bleak and disappointed lives of women. Receiving the Booker Prize in 1984 for Hotel du Lac, Brookner achieved international fame and recognition as one of the most accomplished writers of English fiction in the later twentieth century.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Sorrel Kerbel." (Viewed on December 1, 2023) <>.


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