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e w i s h
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n n u a l
R
o th
, H
e n r y
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Call it sleep. Introductions by Maxwell Geismar, Harold U.
Ribalow and Meyer Levin. New York, Pageant, 1960. 640 p.
First published in 1934, the book describes the inner life of David
Schearl, a sensitive Jewish boy in Brooklyn. His is a harsh world where
his father jealously harbors a suspicion that David is another man’s son.
R
u b in
, L
ouis
D. The golden weather. New York, Atheneum, 1961. 320 p.
Growing pains and joyous exhileration of a perceptive Jewish boy in
Charleston, S. C., during his 13th summer vacation.
S
a m u e l
, M
au r ic e
.
The second crucifixion. New York, Knopf, 1960. 373 p.
Marcella, adopted daughter of a great Roman family, marries Julius
Fulvius, who casts her off when her Jewish parentage is revealed.
Interesting background of life in imperial Rome and the condition of the
Christian church and the Jewish people during the Hadrianic period.
S
chw a rtz
-B
art
, A
ndre
.
The last of the just. Trans, from French by Stephen
Becker. New York, Atheneum, 1960. 448 p.
Drama of Jewish suffering and martyrdom which begins in the 12th
century in England and ends with the death of Ernie Levy, one of the
36 “just men,” in a World War II gas chamber.
S
ieg e l
, B
e n ja m in
.
A kind of justice. New York, Harcourt, Brace, 1960. 243
p .
Andrew Bondi, Marrano from Spain, arrives in Elizabethan England
in 1588, searching for an English sailor who had betrayed his wife, Chera,
to the inquisition. In the underground world of London his ideas of
vengeance and justice are radically altered.
S
in c la ir
,
Jo. Anna Teller. New York, McKay, 1960. 596 p.
Complex novel of a Hungarian peasant woman who married for money
and dominated the lives of her husband and children. At 70 she fights
the Russians in the streets during the Hungarian revolution, escapes from
Budapest and comes to America to live with one of her sons.
S
inger
, I
saac
B
ashevis
.
The magician of Lublin. Trans, from Yiddish by
Elaine Gottlieb and Joseph Singer. New York, Noonday, 1960. 246 p.
Yasha Mazur, the magician of Lublin, is an escape-artist with the
talents of a Houdini. By a series of misadventures he is brought back
to the faith of his fathers; thus Yasha the magician becomes Yasha the
penitent.
S p i c e h a n d l e r , D a n i e l .
Burnt offering. New York, Macmillan,
1 9 6 1 . 2 4 8 p .
The Arab held monastery of Stella Montis which blockaded the road
between Dror and the beleaguered city of Jerusalem was the objective
of the Jewish fighting forces covering a three day period during the
Israeli War of Independence.
S
wados
, H
a rv ey
.
Nights in the gardens of Brooklyn. Boston, Little, Brown,
1961. 248 p.
Although the title story is set in Brooklyn, the others have many
different locales.
T
orday
, U
rsu la
.
Young lucifer. New York, Lippincott, 1960. 250 p.
The tragic story of Max, a young Jewish boy, in a Paris hostel for
concentration camp survivors, who falls in love with Deirdre, an Irish
girl at a fashionable finishing school.
W
a l l a n t
, E
dward
L
ew is
.
The human season. New York, Harcourt, 1960.
192 p.
Joe Berman, who disavows and vilifies his God in revenge for the loss
of his wife whom he treasured above all else, suffers three months of
loneliness and despair.
W
ie s e l
, E
l i e
.
Dawn. Trans, from French by Frances Frenaye. New York,
Hill and Wang, 1961. 128 p.
Emotional reaction of Elisha, a young Israeli underground fighter,
who is assigned to execute John Dawson, a British hostage in Palestine.