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The Terezin Requiem. Trans, from Czech by Edith Pargeter.
New York, Knopf, 1963. 112 p.
Raphael Schachter, a Czech conductor, rehearses and performs Verdi’s
Requiem with the aid of 500 nameless artists amid the horrors of a
concentration camp during the last year of World War II. Fact and
fiction are interwoven.
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Flesh. New York, World, 1963. 158
p .
The story of a marriage in which the dynamic young wife, Nancy,
succeeds in effecting a change in her husband, Marcus, only to regard the
change with violent and mixed emotions.
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Textures of life. Boston, Little, Brown, 1963. 249 p.
The gradual maturing of Elizabeth and David Pagani who rebel against
their parents’ bourgeoise way of life for a bohemian one; they then
discover that this is not what they want.
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A slanting light. New York, Knopf, 1963. 352 p.
The struggle of Bernard Zold, an American Jewish playwright and his
family in London as told in letters by his English housekeeper, Ruth,
to her estranged husband.
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Once upon a droshky. New York, McGraw-Hill, 1964. 222 p.
Story of Yankel Rabinowitz, a Yiddish actor who is evicted by his son,
Irving, a lawyer, along with half a dozen other extraordinary characters
from a Second Avenue tenement. Interesting attempt to bring into focus
the golden age of the Yiddish theater.
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The favorite game. New York, Viking, 1963. 256
p .
Breavman, only son of a well-to-do Jewish Canadian family, explores
his past in order to find meaning for his future.
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Belmarch: a legend of the first crusade. New York,
Viking, 1964. 211 p.
The guilt experienced by Belmarch, a foot soldier, after having par­
ticipated in a massacre of Jews by the Crusaders on their way to the
Holy Land in 1096.
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David of Jerusalem. Trans, from German by Elisabeth Abbott.
Philadelphia, Lippincott, 1963. 256 p.
Posthumous novel of Israel’s King David.
A. Hatzkel the water-carrier. New York, Pageant Press, 1963. 172 p.
About people in a little town of pre-war Poland.
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W. Strange way home. Chicago, Regnery, 1963. 292 p.
Henry Fath, a seven year old Jewish boy, is kidnapped by his French-
Canadian tutor and brought to a tiny village in Canada where he becomes
a Catholic parish priest.
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by two: a story of survival. New York, Atheneum, 1963.
143 p.
Story of Noah, the ark and the flood as told by twin girl stowaways,
Niss and Fan, and how their opinions differ markedly from the Biblical
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The street of steps. Trans, from Hebrew by Rachel Katz and
David Segal. New York, Yoseloff, 1963. 377 p. (Herzl Press book)
Portrayal of some of Israel’s social problems within the framework of
a slum-ridden section of Haifa known as the Street of Steps.
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135633. Atrocity. New York, Stuart, 1963. 287 p.
The life of Moni, an eleven year old boy who is the sexual toy of
block chiefs in Auschwitz.