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Konrad Bercovici
(1881-1961) Novelist

Born in Romania into a Jewish family in 1881, he went to university in Paris, where he met his wife. Together, they moved to the Lower East Side, Manhattan, New York City. He worked in sweatshops and gave piano lessons. He went on to write works of biography, travel and fiction. He also wrote articles for Harper's. Naturalist American writer Theodore Dreiser had copies of his work in his library.





One of Konrad Bercovici's novels


The Story of the Gypsies, by Konrad Bercovici
Signed by Bercovici


A photograph of some Transylvanian Gypsies - from Bercovici's novel