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M. N. KIEV — JEWISH FICTION BOOKS
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B a r o n , A l e x a n d e r ,
pseud. (Bernstein, Alec). With hope, farewell. New York,
Washburn, 1952. 256 p.
The story of Mark Strong’s struggles against the crowded background of
London from childhood through World War II.
B e l l o w , S a u l .
Adventures of Augie March: a novel. New York, Viking, 1953.
536
p .
Augie March, a West-Side Chicago Jewish boy of the depression years, has a
terrific need of love and, as he himself puts it, “a weak sense of consequence.”
His life and experiences and adventures are full and varied and include slum
life, high life, organizing unions, erratic student, lover, friend and a most
human human being. Throughout the book one senses his need for distinct-
ness. Received the Fifth Annual National Book Award by the book industry.
B i s h o p , L e o n a r d .
Days of my love. New York, Dial, 1953. 506 p.
David Jorusilmski, a failure socially, spiritually and economically, his
estranged wife, Bella, and three of their friends, are the main characters in this
story of life on New York’s East Side. They search for a solution to the
loneliness and insecurity that envelop them. Finally David’s friend, Yussel
Greenbaum, takes him into the shady side of the charity racket.
--------- . Down all your streets. New York, Dial, 1952. 685 p.
A grim, realistic novel of a drug addict, his wife and two sons on New York’s
East Side during the depression period.
B i s s e l l , R i c h a r d P i k e . 7 > £ c .
Boston, Little, Brown,
19 5 3 . 2 4 5 p .
Sid Sorokin, superintendent of the Sleep Tite pajama factory in Junction
City, Iowa, has a hectic time trying to stave off a strike, cope with a bad-
tempered red boss and the vagaries of his girl, Babe, who also is ready to march
on the picket line. Amusingly funny.
B l u n d e n , G o d f r e y .
The time of the assassins: a novel. Philadelphia, Lippincott,
1952. 375 p.
A novel of what happened to people in the city of Kharkov when it fell into
the hands of the Nazis. The totalitarian mind is ruthlessly dissected. Through-
out the story Jewish characters come and go and Jews are discussed. The
extermination of the Jews by the SS men is also depicted.
B u b e r , M a r t i n .
For the sake of heaven. Translated from the German by Ludwig
Lewisohn. New York, Harper, 1953. 332 p. 2nd edition.
This edition of a chronicle of hasidic rabbis carries a new foreword.
B u c k m a s t e r , H e n r i e t t e .
Bread from heaven. New York, Random, 1952. 309 p.
Karel Lindemann and his adopted brother, Nicky, both victims of Hitler’s
concentration camp, find themselves in a small New England village. Karl,
who had known the cruelties and injustices of concentration camp, is stunned
by the discovery that those who possess freedom can abuse it.
B u s c h , N i v e n .
The hate merchant. New York, Simon & Schuster, 1953. 338 p.
The self-styled Reverend Gasper D. Splane builds a vast and lucrative
empire out of his ability to rouse hatred against the Negroes, Jews and any
other group he is paid to villify. After the Detroit race riots of 1943 when the
federal government goes after him, he leaves, ironically, for a South American
land where the people have a mixed racial heritage and the local dictator is
waiting to employ him.
C a r s o n , R o b e r t .
The magic lantern. New York, Holt, 1952. 504 p.
A novel about the early pioneer days of motion pictures in New York and
Hollywood; and the mixture of love and antagonism that links the Silver-
smiths, father and son, who build up a great Hollywood studio.
C o r c y r a , V i c a s t r o d e .
The virgin widow. Boston, Bruce Humphries, 1952.
177 P•
A young Austrian woman becomes a member of the Nazi party through
her marriage. After her husband’s death, she falls in love with an American
Jew.
F r e e d m a n , B e n e d i c t
and
N a n c y .
The spark and the exodus. New York, Crown,
1954. 287 p.
In 1906, a Zionist group of a little Polish town emigrates to Palestine in
search of freedom.