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The Zulu and the zeide. Boston, Little, Brown, 1959.
247
p .
Fifteen short stories by a South African born writer portraying the
tension and general uneasiness of life in that unhappy country. The
stories are of Afrikaners, Africans and Jews.
K
a r p
, D
av id
.
Enter sleeping. New York, Harcourt, 1960. 176 p.
Julius Shapiro, characterized as a sleepwalker because of his day-
dreams, meets Daphne Leydecker and becomes involved with her
father’s organization of eccentrics, the Truth Seekers. His Jewish
mother, deploring his interest in Daphne, writes to the FBI com-
plaining of imagined un-American activities of the organization.
K
o l b
, L
e o n
.
Berenice: Princess of Judea. New York, Twayne,
1 9 5 9 . 4 7 9 p .
Berenice, princess of Judea, is torn between her duties to her
country and her love for Titus, conqueror of Judea.
L
e v in
, M
e y e r
.
Eva. New York, Simon and Schuster,
1 9 5 9 . 311 p .
True story of a young Polish-Jewish girl and her daring masquerade
as a Gentile among the Nazis. She lives among them, works with
them, outwits them and finally escapes from them.
L
it v in o f f
, E
m a n u e l
.
The lost Europeans; a novel. New York, Vanguard,
1959. 282 p.
Martin Stone, Berlin born but raised in the free atmosphere of
England, returns to Germany for financial restitution. Here he be-
comes involved through his love for a German girl.
M
a r t in
, P
e t e r
.
The building. Boston, Little, Brown, 1960. 378 p.
Second in a projected trilogy, this book describes the Golin family,
Russian-Jewish immigrants, who settle in an upstate New York
community called Plentiful. Aaron Golin and his four sons: Joel,
Philip, Leon and Julian, search for roots in modern American society
and each envisages a different goal.
M
e n d e l e
M
o c h e r
S
e for im
(Abramowitz, Shalom Jacob). Fishke the
lame. Translated by Gerald Stillman. New York, Yoseloff, 1960. 211 p.
A Yiddish novel of a beggar’s life in Tsarist Russia.
O
f f it
, S
i d n e y
.
He
h a d it m a d e .
New York, Crown, 1959. 317
p .
The involved experiences of A1 Brodie, a New York boy who gets
himself a job as a waiter in a Catskill Mountain hotel to earn tuition
for college.
O
l d e n bo u r g
, Z
o e
.
The chains of love. Translated from the French
b y
Michael Bullock. New York, Pantheon, 1959. 327 p.
This story of numerous Europeans, uprooted by war and now in
Paris in the years 1947-1951, starts with the return to Paris of Russian-
born, French-bred Elie Lansky, who had been detained in a German
prison camp. Other leading characters are Stephanie Lindberg who is
bound by chains of love for the father, a German Jewish refugee,
Elie, her lost love and her love for Aron Leibowitz who captures her
and then tires of her.
P
a l e y
, G
r a c e
.
The little disturbances of man. New York, Doubleday,
1 9 5 9 . 1 8 9 p .
Several of these stories of fleeting moments of city people are
depicted against a Jewish background.
R
ib a l ow
, H
arold
U
r ie l
,
ed. The chosen. New York, Abelard-Schuman,
1959. 352 p.
An interesting anthology of 23 American-Jewish short stories de-
picting various aspects of Jewish life. Among the better known writers
are: Angoff, Malamud, Rosenfeld, Nemerov, Fiedler and Gold.
R
ic h l e r
, M
ordec a i
.
The apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz. Boston,
Atlantic-Little, Brown, 1959. 377 p.
The odyssey of Duddy Kravitz, a poor Canadian Jewish boy, and
his desperate striving for success at any price.