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Michael Bernstein

San Francisco, California

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Michael Andr Bernstein On May 25, 2011, after a heroic battle against a rare and aggressive cancer, renowned scholar and novelist Michael Andr Bernstein, age 63, Professor of English and Comparative Literature at UC Berkeley, died peacefully at his home in Oakland, California, surrounded by his...

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There is rarely a professor (or even a man) who can peer into the souls of others with such a profound mixture of compassion, humor, pity, and camaraderie as Michael Bernstein. He possessed the uncanny ability to introduce a student to themselves with a mesmerizing and captivating eloquence that, although he was a man of words, exceeded them. He didn’t introduce us to characters and history, he poured us through time, using the novel as a sieve through which to capture the essence of...

I mourn the sad loss of my friend, my son-in-law and a unique human being. There was only one Michael Andre Bernstein and his insight and observations will linger with us always. Vivian Sachs.

My deepest sympathies to Dalya and the girls, Amitai and Oriane, on the tragic loss of a loved husband and father.
You are in my thoughts.
Michael Alexander
(cousin UK)