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Sloan in collaboration with Maurice Samuel, the book received the Samuel
H. Daroff Fiction Award of the Jewish Book Council of America. (IJB,
November, 1950)
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The island in time. Garden City, N. Y., Doubleday, 1951. 255
p .
The story of young people in love at a displaced persons’ camp in southern
Italy, while awaiting transportation to Palestine.
P
o p k in
, Z
e l d a
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Quiet street. Philadelphia and New York, Lippincott, 1951.
382 p.
A novel about the siege of Jerusalem in 1948. I t recounts with deep emo-
tion and warm sympathy the self-sacrificing heroism of the families who lived
on Quiet Street.
R
ib a l ow
, H
a r o ld
U., ed. This land, these people. New York, Beechhurst, 1950.
302 p.
A collection of short stories dealing with American Jewish life by twenty-
four writers. An introduction by the editor discusses “The Jewish Short
Story in America.”
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, I
s id o r e
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Will of iron. New York, Crown, 1950. 284
p .
The main character is the Jewish mother who dominates her family and is
challenged only by her youngest daughter who also possesses a “will of iron.”
The theme is rather threadbare and the characters are of no special interest.
(IJB, January, 1951)
R
o s e n b e r g
, E
t h e l
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Uncle Julius and the angel with heartburn. New York,
Simon and Schuster, 1951. 237 p.
“A sort of novel” about Uncle Julius and his relatives, whose exploits will
seem very familiar to many readers. Light and humorous reading.
R
u d n ic k i
, A
do l f
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Ascent to heaven. New York, Roy, 1951. 204 p.
Four short stories about Jews in Warsaw during World War II by a skillful
Polish writer. Translated by N. C. Stevens. (IJB, June, 1951)
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a r o y a n
, W
il l iam
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Rock wagram. Garden City, N. Y., Doubleday, 1951.
301 p.
An American bartender becomes a Hollywood actor. One of the characters
is a Jewish movie producer.
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a r t r e
, J
e a n
- P
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Troubled sleep. New York, Knopf, 1951. 421 p.
The third in the series of four novels about modern France. This volume,
describing the reactions of people to the fall of France in June, 1940, has a
few Jewish characters.
S
c h u l b e r g
, B
u d d
.
The disenchanted. New York, Random House, 1950. 388
p .
This story of a gifted novelist who faces failure bears a striking resemblance
to the life of F. Scott Fitzgerald. Although a Jewish movie producer plays a
large part, there is little of Jewish interest in the novel. Incidentally, the
National Jewish Welfare Board is revealed as a social force in the life of
Americans in Europe during World War I. (IJB, June, 1951)
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e l d e n
, R
u t h
,
ed. The ways of God and men: great stories from the Bible in
world literature. New York, Stephen Daye, 1950. 403 p.
A collection of biblical stories written by Mark Twain, Thomas Mann,
Franz Werfel, Irving Fineman and others. Included are some stories based
on the New Testament. (IJB, March, 1951)
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h aw
, I
r w i n
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Mixed company. New York, Random House, 1950. 480 p.
A collection of short stories ofwhich at least four deal with Jewish characters.
The subjects include anti-Semitism, superstition in religion and the Arab-
Jewish conflict in Palestine before the emergence of the State of Israel. (IJB,
January, 1951)
S
id n e y
, W
il l iam
.
The good tidings. New York, Farrar, Straus, 1950. 370
p .
The author recreates the suffering of the Jews under the yoke of Rome and
the tyrannical Herods in the days of the Second Commonwealth. The story
revolves around a youthful couple who turn to the teachings of John the
Baptist. Of course, behind and beyond the figure of John looms the coming
Jesus. (IJB, January, 1951)
S
in g e r
, I
saac
B
a s h e v i s
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The family Moskat. New York, Knopf, 1950. 611 p.
A distorted picture of Jewish life in Warsaw prior to World War I. All the
characters are maladjusted and frustrated, feuding and battling with each
other and finding an outlet in adultery. While describing the disintegration
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