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M o l l , E l i c k .
Mr. Seidman and the Geisha. New York, Simon & Schuster,
1962. 186 p.
Seidman, a successful Jewish dress manufacturer, takes a trip to Japan
and there meets a young geisha who introduces him to Japanese cafe
M o s s i n s o h n , I g a l .
Judas. Trans,
f r o m
the Hebrew by Jules Harlow. New
York, St. Martin’s, 1963. 305 p.
Fictional account of Judas who is living in exile ten years after the
Crucifixion and fearful of Christian revenge.
O x e n h a n d l e r , B e r n a r d .
A song
borne. New York, Clarendon Press, 1963.
98 p.
The story of Yankeleh, the American boy cantor.
O x e n h a n d l e r , N e a l .
A change of Gods. New York, Harcourt, Brace, 1962.
247 p.
Unhappy marriage of Paul Shiel, Jew of St. Louis and Candida
Martin, Catholic of Chicago.
P i n k u s , O s c a r .
Friends and lovers. New York, World, 1963. 320 p.
Dr. Marek Prager, physicist, and embittered Jewish refugee from
Warsaw where he witnessed his family’s death, cannot fully share in
the world about him in Cambridge, Mass. Among the friends and
lovers around him he seeks out a woman who can share his despair
and give him the solace he requires.
R o m a n o w i c z , Z o f i a .
Passage through the
R e d S e a .
Trans, by Virgilia
Peterson. New York, Harcourt, 1962. 151 p.
The friendship of two women who first meet in a slave labor camp
and are later reunited in Paris.
R o t h , P h i l i p .
Letting go. New York, Random, 1962. 630
p .
Gabe Wallach, a young university instructor, is unable to free himself
from personal relationships: this is true with his father, a well-to-do
dentist; with a divorcee, Martha Reganhart, who is his mistress; and
with Paul and Libby Herz, a couple suffering from differences arising
from a mixed marriage.
S a h l , H a n s .
The few and the many. Trans, from the German by Richard
and Clara Winston. New York, Harcourt, 1962. 343 p.
The story of Georg Kobbe, refugee, who escaped the Nazi terror and
survived a bitter and perilous odyssey, making and abandoning new lives
for himself in Prague, Amsterdam, Paris and Marseilles before finally
arriving in New York. The plot develops through his diaries and letters.
S t . J o h n , R o b e r t .
m a n
who played God. New York, Doubleday, 1963.
447 p.
Fictionalized version of the Kastner case. Andor Horvath. Jewish
Agency director, connived with the Nazis to exchange millions of
dollars in return for the freedom of a few thousand of Hungary’s
Jews. Hailed as a saviour, he is shocked when, ten years later in Israel,
he is accused of being a Nazi collaborator and is brought to trial.
S a l i n g e r ,
J. D. Raise high the roof beam, carpenters and Seymour, an intro-
duction. Boston, Little, Brown, 1963. 248 p.
Two long stories which have appeared in the
New Yorker
dealing with
the life and times of Seymour Glass.
S i n g e r , I s a a c B a s h e v i s .
The slave. Trans, from the Yiddish by the author
and Cecil Hemley. New York, Farrar, 1962. 311 p.
Against the background of 17th century Poland, Jacob, a religious and
learned man, escapes the Chmielnicki pogroms, is caught and sold as a
slave to a peasant. Singer received the Daroff Fiction Award of the Jewish
Book Council of America for this book.