By Herman Wouk
By Stuart Ross
Brilliant experimental, surrealist fiction from the award-winning writer of Snowball, Dragonfly, Jew
A significant dream and a terrible nightmare, a fuzzy awareness of soreness and relations, Pockets is a unique of fragments — either actually and figuratively. In a chain of prose-poem chapters, the anonymous narrator, in a mostly Jewish Nineteen Sixties suburb within the northern reaches of Toronto, again and again enters the realm, as though for the 1st time. His panorama is certainly one of trilobite fossils, bicycles with banana seats, pink Skelton, and overwhelming loss. between shadows that either convenience and threaten, a brother who drifts in the course of the sky, he reveals his narrative choked with wallet of vacancy he can’t support yet try and fill.
A heartbreakingly own and profound paintings, Pockets redefines the radical, offering endless scope in anything diminutive, pocket-sized. each examining brings new revelations.
By Edward Krauss
SOLOMON THE ACCOUNTANT
Edward M. Krauss
Solomon the Accountant is a young love tale set in Toledo, Ohio, within the Fifties. Solomon is a slightly nebbishy fellow who falls in love with the attractive, newly widowed Molly. he's painfully conscious of her fresh loss, but she turns into the focus of his lifestyles. He hopes that sometime - despite how lengthy he has to attend - the damaged wings of her spirit will mend and she or he will jump towards a brand new destiny with him.
whereas Solomon wrestles along with his emotions for Molly, she is facing her personal emotional matters. dealing with lifestyles after the demise of her loved husband below a 12 months once they stood less than the chupah turns out virtually incomprehensible to the younger widow.
as well as portraying a touching love tale, the writer superbly recreates a bygone period - a time while a silk tie price $1.60, a “comfortable condo in a very good local” can be bought for $12,000, and great Jewish boys nonetheless nervously requested the daddy for his daughter’s hand in marriage.
Krauss, a author mediator, probes lightly into the emotional psyche, exploring with readability the crushing lack of dying, the tenuous struggles to start anew, the thrill and issues of relationships, and the beauty of newfound love.
an incredibly poignant publication.
By Kira Preen
By Enrico Castelnuovo,Gabriella Romani,Brenda Webster
By Ruth von Bernuth
The accumulated stories of those fools, or “wise men,” of Chelm represent the best-known folktale culture of the Jews of jap Europe. this practice incorporates a sprawling repertoire of reports concerning the alleged highbrow obstacles of the contributors of this outdated and critical Jewish group. Chelm didn't make its debut within the position of the silly shtetl par excellence until eventually past due within the 19th century. because then, even though, the city has led a double life—as a true urban in japanese Poland and as an imaginary position onto which questions of Jewish id, neighborhood, and heritage were projected.
By putting literary Chelm and its “foolish” antecedents in a broader old context, it indicates how they've got functioned for over 300 years as versions of society, someplace among utopia and dystopia. those imaginary silly cities have enabled writers either to entertain and spotlight various societal difficulties, a functionality that literary Chelm maintains to satisfy in Jewish literature to this day.
By A. Kordela,D. Vardoulakis
By Elaine B. Safer
The first finished overview of Philip Roth’s later novels, Mocking the Age bargains wealthy and insightful readings that discover how those outstanding works satirize our modern tradition. From The Ghost author to The Plot opposed to the United States, Roth makes use of humor to handle lethal severe issues, together with social and political concerns, mental difficulties, postmodern matters, and the absurd. In her transparent and large analyses of those works, Elaine B. more secure appears at how Roth’s method of the comedian contains the self-deprecating humor of Jewish comedians, in addition to the humor of nineteenth-century japanese eu Jewish storytellers and such twentieth-century writers as Bernard Malamud and Saul Bellow. Filling the void on serious examinations of Roth’s later paintings, Safer’s e-book offers an intensive appraisal of Roth’s lifetime accomplishment and a necessary assessment of his comedian genius.
Elaine B. more secure is Professor of English on the collage of Delaware and the writer of The modern American comedian Epic: The Novels of Barth, Pynchon, Gaddis, and Kesey.
By Chaim Noll
Im Zentrum des Romans steht die prachtvolle, doch meist leere Synagoge des Ortes. Nur einige wenige, wie die Deutschen Abi und Livia oder Paul, dessen Mutter vor Kurzem gestorben ist, suchen hier Halt und Trost. Anderen aus der Nachbarschaft ist die Synagoge eher ein Dorn im Auge, so auch Holly, einem radikalen Veganer und Wehrdienstverweigerer …
By Malina Saval