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LEVY ---- LUDWIG LEWISOHN
Jewish Publication Society of America under the title
The Marked
One and Other Stories.
Lewisohn’s place in American letters is secure. Some of his
works will, I believe, endure. He will be remembered by Jews as
a staunch defender of his people and their faith, despite his earlier
attempt to reject his heritage. The general reader will remember
him as a great critic or, certainly, as the forerunner of great critics
and as a liberating influence in American literature. His life was
a quest for peace, which he ultimately found in his return to his
people and his faith. He cherished profound love for his brethren;
none had deeper. Perhaps this is his epitaph: “Love dies not and
is mightier than the grave.”