The Red Magician

The Red Magician

Lisa Goldstein / Aug 26, 2019

The Red Magician Winner of the National Book Award In the shadow of the Holocaust a young girl discovers the power of magic In the schoolroom of a simple European village Kicsi spends her days dreaming of the lands

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  • Winner of the National Book Award In the shadow of the Holocaust, a young girl discovers the power of magic In the schoolroom of a simple European village, Kicsi spends her days dreaming of the lands beyond the mountains Paris and New York, Arabia and Shanghai When the local rabbi curses Kicsi s school for teaching lessons in Hebrew, the holy tongue, the possibility ofWinner of the National Book Award In the shadow of the Holocaust, a young girl discovers the power of magic In the schoolroom of a simple European village, Kicsi spends her days dreaming of the lands beyond the mountains Paris and New York, Arabia and Shanghai When the local rabbi curses Kicsi s school for teaching lessons in Hebrew, the holy tongue, the possibility of adventure seems further away than ever But when a mysterious stranger appears telling stories of far off lands, Kicsi feels the world within her grasp His name is V r s, and he is a magician s assistant who seems to have powers all his own There is darkness growing at the edge of the village a darkness far blacker than any rabbi s curse V r s warns of the Nazi threat, but only Kicsi hears what he says As evil consumes a continent, V r s will teach Kicsi that sometimes the magician s greatest trick is survival.

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        Aka Isabel Glass.Lisa Goldstein b November 21, 1953 in Los Angeles is a Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy Award nominated fantasy and science fiction writer Her 1982 novel The Red Magician won the American Book Award for best paperback novel, and was praised by Philip K Dick shortly before his death Goldstein writes science fiction and fantasy her two novels Daughter of Exile and The Divided Crown are considered literary fantasy.Elizabeth Joy Lisa Goldstein s father was Heinz Jurgen Harry Goldstein b June 08, 1922 in Krefeld, Germany d May 24, 1974 in Los Angeles , a survivor of concentration camp Bergen Belsen her mother, Miriam Roth, was born in Czechoslovakia and survived the extermination camp Auschwitz Her parents came to the United States in 1947 and met in an ESL class.She has published two fantasy novels under the pen name Isabel Glass She chose to use a pseudonym to separate the novels from her other work The Isabel is from Point Isabel, a dog park, and Glass was chosen because it fits Tor s requirements for pseudonyms.With her husband since 1986, Douglas A Doug Asherman, she lives in Oakland, California.


    1. A beautifully written book, deserving of its American Book Award. Lisa Goldstein has succeeded in the difficult genre, magic realism by blending many layers in her novel. First, the main storyline of fantasy and magic as captured in the battle between the traveler Voros (the Red Magician) and the incumbent village Rabbi, another powerful magician. Second, the historical backdrop of life in a small Jewish village in Hungary before, during and after the Holocaust. The moral and religious dispute b [...]

    2. This tale is set in a small European town. It is so small it doesn’t concern itself with the affairs of the outside world and the outside world is not concerned with it. This Jewish settlement is led by its Rabbi, and while he is integral to the tale, the story is about and told through the eyes of a young girl named Kisci. I call it a tale because the story is interwoven with folklore and myth. Jewish mysticism is held in juxtaposition to the Nazi threat of World War II. It is similar to Cath [...]

    3. Here, Goldstein brings the feel of the mythopoeic into a WWII story. Kisci is a young Jewish girl who's never been outside her insular, rural community. She longs to experience the wider world, and when a red-haired traveler comes to town, he captures her imagination, even though his warnings of doom are nothing anyone wants to hear. The local rabbi insists that the traveler is an enemy, and works himself up to a raging vendetta against him, ignoring evil omens and the source of the real threat. [...]

    4. The Red Magician by Lisa Goldstein, first published in 1983 and winner of the National Book Award is a novel of suffering, survival, Jewish folklore and magic. All set during the terrible time of the Holocaust. Though written with the undertones of magic, it is still overall a story of the human condition and the evil that is done in the name of man.Kicsi is a young girl in a small European village, who spends her time dreaming of faraway lands. But she is drawn into a conflict into her small vi [...]

    5. I received an advance reading copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.YA fantasy that really works well. I can certainly see why it received awards as this short novel does what few of this type are able to do. Magical Realism is a tricky genre. Embraced by masters such as Borges and Garcia Marquez, it often comes off muddy and confusing in the hands of lesser writers. The fantasy elements predominate and the storyline bears little or no resemblance to the real world; or the realist [...]

    6. (Full review here: bibliotropic/2014/10/21/th)The Red Magician is an excellent read and doesn’t suffer from being so short the way some novellas do. I finished this book not wishing it could have been expanded into something longer and more detailed, but instead appreciating just how much could be crammed into so short a space without losing anything in the process. Goldstein takes the wide-reaching and the large-scale and brings them down to wonderfully human levels. Despite being a story abo [...]

    7. “No one deserves their life. It is a gift, given to all.”Reading the blurb a reader might think this book was another Jews and the Holocaust story, albeit with a fantastic twist. A casual reading of the opening chapters suggests it’s more about magic, Kabbalah and Jewish folklore, but in fact it strikes me as a meditation on the relationship of superstition and religion with those others playing out in the foreground.“He who saves a life, it is as though he saved the entire world.”The [...]

    8. I borrowed this book from Missy.A short read, but wonderful story.A favorite quote, " Done? You have done nothing yet. But no one deserves their life. It is a gift, given to all. It is not for you to decide whether or not you deserve it. . . He who saves a life, it is as though he saved the entire world."

    9. This is a fable, not a novel. The characters aren't people,but they are more than types. It is actually a fable about loss and blame. It's something you puzzle over more than enjoy, though.

    10. The first half of this American Book Award-winning novel reads like a paranormal Nancy Drew tale laced with Kabbalah (Jewish magic), and the second half is like no other Holocaust survival story you’ve ever read. Goldstein writes like Madeline L’Engle at her best; her novel is fast-paced, very dream-like at times, and free of cliches. This is a great read for anyone who likes fantastical young adult novels but is tired of the same old nerdy-orphan-with-a-universe-shattering-destiny-to-fulfil [...]

    11. A retelling of the classic Golem legend, set during the holocaust. The label "magic realism", which has become nearly meaningless most of the time, is well-applied here. Jewish folklore, Jewish magic and mysticism and wonder make this under-appreciated story one of the great fantasies of the last quarter century.

    12. (I got a copy courtesy of OpenRoad Media through NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.)An interesting short story, though I must admit it wasn't exactly what I expected, and I ended up not liking it as much as I hoped.On the one hand, I could easily feel the magic permeating the atmosphere, the strange aura surrounding Vörös. Moreover, there's a golem in the middle, and I'm often very, very partial towards golems (everybody has their favourite mythological/magical creature; well, this i [...]

    13. It’s about the magic of the shtetl v. the Holocaust, a wandering magician pitted against the local wonder-working rabbi who ignores the supernatural signs foretelling the Holocaust and wants to blame the magician for the disasters that befall his people and his family. (The magician is red-headed and called Voros, meaning red in Hungarian, hence the title.) The book is very good on the shtetl itself, evoking its gentle internal rhythms of life but also the narrowness of it. The young girl who [...]

    14. I really, really wanted to love this book, but I couldn't. I loved the themes, the plot, the ideas, but I just couldn't feel the characters, and that left me feeling like I was watching the book from the outside, instead of living in it. I'm sad.

    15. See Read-Alikes on The Book Adventures on November 3rd, 2014.The Red Magician is a story about Kicsi, a young girl living in a remote village in Eastern Europe during the 1940s. Kicsi believes in magic: in the rabbi’s ability to perform miracles and to curse people, and in the wondrous tricks of an enigmatic traveler, Vörös. Kicsi yearns for adventure, but first she finds horror and trauma. There are three parts to this novel – Kicsi’s life in the village and the conflict between her tra [...]

    16. The Red Magician is a Young Adult book about a traveler who visits a Jewish village where young Kiesi lives and warns her and her village that they need to leave because his dreams tell him that trouble is coming. How hard would it be to believe a stranger’s dreams? What if other signs began occurring? Kiesi wants to leave. She sees it as a great adventure and a way to leave her home. But the adults have worked hard for all that they own. The Rabbi tells the villagers not to listen to the red [...]

    17. koeur.wordpress/2014/10/16Publisher: Open Road MediaPublishing Date: 1982, July 1995, October 2014ISBN: 9781497673595 Genre: FantasyRating: 4.4/5Publisher Description: In the schoolroom of a simple European village, Kicsi spends her days dreaming of the lands beyond the mountains: Paris and New York, Arabia and Shanghai. When the local rabbi curses Kicsi’s school for teaching lessons in Hebrew, the holy tongue, the possibility of adventure seems further away than ever. But when a mysterious st [...]

    18. Thanks to Open Road Integrated Media and Netgalley for the free review copy.This is a masterfully written book. Ms. Goldstein effortlessly blends four different layers into her novel. There is the exterior layer of fantasy and magic (the ongoing dispute between Voros, the Red Magician, and the village rabbi, a powerful magician in his own right); the historical layer, which deals with life in a Jewish village in Hungary before, during and after the Holocaust (which irrevocably changes the villag [...]

    19. 'The Red Magician' by Lisa Goldstein is a pretty good story of magical realism. I thought the setting worked better than some stories I've read in the same setting.Kicsi is a young Jewish girl living in a small village in Europe before the beginning of World War II. A strange magician named Voros comes to town and Kicsi is quite taken with him. He claims to be quite old, but he doesn't look like he is. He takes up residence outside the village and has dire warnings for the villagers. One man sta [...]

    20. 3,5 starsThe book follows Kisci, a young Jewish girl, from a small Hungarian village in the 1930s. When a red-haired stranger called Vörös, who can see to the future, comes to the village and tells about horrors to come, the village rabbi refuses to listen and insists that nothing will happen. The two men clash and becomes the talk of the village. But Kisci believes Vörös and wants to help him protecting the village. But then the Nazis come and everything changes.This is YA book about Holoca [...]

    21. This book made me cry. Although very short at 156 pages, The Red Magician packs a powerful punch. The first part of the book builds the relationship between Kicsi and the eponymous Red Magician during her adolescence in a timeless Hungarian village. It is only the references to European politics that makes you realise the book is set before, during and after WW2.Read it - you will not fail to be moved.

    22. REVIEW: THE RED MAGICIAN by Lisa GoldsteinA heartwrenching tale of the long reach of the Holocaust, told from the perspective of an adolescent girl in a small community not quite Polish or Czech or Hungarian, a town whose rabbi curses the school and instructors for teaching Hebrew, the Holy Tongue. Kicsi dreams of far-flung locales with exotic names and equally exotic cultures; and as the Nazi madness affects a continent, the magical transient Voros appears.

    23. I'm not a big fan of fantasy, but I liked the historical details of the story which were an actual portrayal of Hungarian Jews during World War II. I thought this was a new book, but it is from 1982. It was just realized as a Kindle e-book. I think with all the Holocaust-related literature available today, this one will continue to be well received, and it is a good option for YA readers.

    24. Somehow I missed this Holocaust story for children until now. I wasn't impressed with it despite the fact that it won an American Book Award in 1983. The elements of magic and mysticism just didn't seem well placed in a book on this subject for kids. It was jarring and confusing. A much better book on the subject is Twenty and Ten, by Claire Huchet Bishop.

    25. I don't read much YA fantasy but this one really seemed to stick out for me when I saw the description on the website. When I finished the book, I was not disappointed. To be honest I don't know much about Jewish folklore but this did not put me off this storyline at all. The author did a great job creating such wonderful characters. Would strongly recommend this book.

    26. A strange and interesting book in a genre I didn't know existed: Holocaust fantasy. As odd and awkward as that sounds, it's well done, though a bit heavy handed at the end. Recommended for those (teens especially) interested in the subject who've read all the standard offerings. Had the chance to do a panel with the author recently!

    27. Highly recommended, if you can accept the "magical" parts of the story. Not sure if it's meant as a young adult novel or for adults, as there are facets of both. Excellent story, well-told, graphic violence at times.

    28. Add another to my list of WWII books. Sort of. This really was 2 separate stories - before the Holocaust, a brief Holocaust interlude (powerful in its brevity), and after the Holocaust. I didn't think the writing was fabulous but I did like the characters and the mystical elements of the tale.

    29. I somewhat liked this book. It’s about a young, Jewish girl who grows up in an Eastern European country. She is about 13 years old when Yoros, a young man, comes to town and tells all the Jewish people that all Jews should leave for their safety. He had a premonition, or knew “magically” that WWII was coming. The town’s Rabbi tells the town that Yoros is crazy and not to listen to him.Of course WWII really does happen, and many of the townsfolk are killed, yet the book ends somewhat happ [...]

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