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Offbeat Noah Gordon: The "Medicus" made him the bestselling author in Europe

18:15  23 november  2021
18:15  23 november  2021 Source:   berliner-zeitung.de

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Noah Gordon was the child's simpler people, Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe. The father earned the maintenance as Pawnhore in the US. His passion for literature tried to suppress Noah Gordon and began more success promising medical studies. At first secretly, he soon officially rose to journalism. This told the writer in one of the few interviews he gave time life. On Monday he died at the age of 95 years near Boston.

  Noah Gordon: Der „Medicus“ machte ihn zum Bestsellerautor in Europa © Provided by Berliner Zeitung

Not, epidemics and raids of religious fanatic

The medical studies have never polled him the way. He started as a science reporter at the Boston Herald. He settled for writing a historical novel; "The Rabbi" was a great success in 1965. But the next book that he wrote in 1985 after many years of study of cards and documents, "the Medicus", enthusiastic in the US only a few readers. The West German publisher Karl Blessing recognized the potential of the Medical Romans: Rob Jeremy Cole, a young orphan from London, learns the art of healing from Ibn Sina in the 11th century in Persian Isfahan. It can not be scared of distress, epidemics and the raids of religious fanatics. The 860-page book was in the translation of Ulrike Wesel and Klaus Timmermann to the longseller. More than eight million copies have bought German-speaking readers, the rights went into around 40 other countries.

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Gordon extended the fabric to an trilogy ("shaman", "the heirs of the Medicus") , which was also successful above all in Europe. He left his two last novels in Spain, "The Medicus of Saragoza" (1999) and "The Catalan" (2008). After decades of attempts, it was only possible for 2013 to film the German director Philipp Stölzl to film the "Medicus". The author told the author on the occasion of the film premiere that the writing of the voluminous books had always cost him a lot of power because he suffered from the attention deficit yarn. Lastly, Noah Gordon lived in a senior residence. He had given a library, which he supervised together with his wife.

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