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Encyclopedia > Nahum Norbert Glatzer

Nahum Norbert Glatzer (March 25, 1903February 27, 1990) was a noted American literary scholar, theologian, and editor. March 25 is the 84th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (85th in leap years). ... 1903 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... February 27 is the 58th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... This article is about the year. ...


Glatzer was born in Lemberg, then within the administrative boundaries of the Austro-Hungarian Empire (now Lviv in the western Ukraine). He received his Ph.D. in 1931 from the University of Frankfurt, where he was eventually nominated to succeed Martin Buber. In 1938 he emigrated to the United States, where in 1942 he adopted the American citizenship. He taught at Chicago and New York before finally settling at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, but towards the end of his professional career transferred, yet again, to Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts. He was the editor of Judaism: A Quarterly Journal of Jewish Life and Thought, and a consulting editor of Schocken Books, an American publishing house where he was responsible, in part, for the publication of Kafka’s writings in English translation. Lviv ( Львів in Ukrainian; Львов, Lvov in Russian; Lwów in Polish; Leopolis in Latin; Lemberg in German—see also cities alternative names) is a city in western Ukraine with 830,000 inhabitants (an additional 200,000 commute daily from suburbs). ... Austria-Hungary, also known as the Dual monarchy (or: the k. ... University of Frankfurt may refer to two (or three) German universities: the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main (Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main) in Frankfurt am Main the European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder) (Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder)) in Frankfurt (Oder), or its historical predecessor which existed... Martin Buber pictured late in life. ... Brandeis University is a private university in Waltham, Massachusetts, United States. ... For the unrelated Jesuit university in Chestnut Hill, see Boston College. ... Schocken Verlag was establish in Berlin witha publishing office in Prague in 1931 by the Department Store owner Salman Schocken. ...


He is known for his Geschichte der talmudischen Zeit (Berlin, Schocken-Verlag, 1937; 2nd ed., Neukirchen-Vluyn, Neukirchener Verlag, 1981); and for his study of The Loves of Franz Kafka (New York, Schocken Books, 1986; published in a German translation by Otto Bayer as Frauen in Kafkas Leben (Zurich, Diogenes, 1987)). He was also the author of a vast array of other books.


Glatzer died on February 27, 1990, aged 86, after several days in a coma in Tucson, Arizona, where he was spending the winter, away from his hometown of Watertown, Massachusetts. Seal of Watertown, MA Browne House. ...


The Memoirs of Nahum N. Glatzer, edited and presented by Michael Fishbane and Judith Glatzer Wechsler (the latter being his daughter), was issued posthumously in 1997 (Cincinnati, Hebrew Union College Press).


The Papers of Nahum Norbert Glatzer are preserved at Brandeis University; and at the Mary and Harry Zimmerman Judaica Collection of the Divinity Library, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee. Brandeis University is a private university in Waltham, Massachusetts, United States. ... Vanderbilt University is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational research university in Nashville, Tennessee. ...


 
 

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