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He who flees the lion. Trans, from German by Richard &
Clara Winston. New York, Atheneum, 1963. 650 p.
Panoramic European novel concerning a Rumanian nobleman, Ludovic
Alda, and a young Jewess, Mira Isakovna Rosenbaum, who fought her
way up from poverty and marries into the family. She warns of Hitler
and at her bidding they leave for America, but Mira is trapped in Poland.
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The world is a wedding. New York, Coward-McCann, 1963.
261 p.
Autobiographical novel.
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The lost shore. Trans, from French by Peter Wiles. New
York, Pantheon, 1963. 254 p.
Maria, a young Polish refugee, drifts aimlessly in Paris after World
War II until she meets an older man, Michel Caron, who helps her
forget her nightmarish experiences.
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On you it looks good. New York, Morrow, 1963. 223 p.
The romantic encounters of Phyllis Mandelbaum, who leaves home to
become a career girl in the world of fashion.
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Yisroel: the first Jewish omnibus: revised ed. New York,
Yoseloff, 1963. 823 p.
Additions in this revised edition include a number of important young
American authors.
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The fanatic: a novel. New York, Simon & Schuster, 1964. 478 p.
At the end of World War II, Maury Finkelstein, a young rabbi, marries
Anika who has just been released from a concentration camp. They both
try to give to the world the message of hope found in a manuscript left
by a mutual friend who died there. Though the manuscript is published
and becomes a best seller, success is not Finkelstein’s as the book is
fought over by the men who would make it into a play and a movie.
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Confusions. Greenwich, Conn., Graphic Society, 1963. 276 p.
Unconventional novel about mid-century America and its tangled ways.
Story of Joseph Gillis, Roxbury Jewish boy, whose confusions begin with
his own split life and continue until he gets to a small California college
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Idiots first. New York, Farrar, Straus & Cudahy, 1963.
212 p.
Twelve stories and a scene from a play touching on pain and loss,
human charity and the dignity of man. The main characters, mostly
American Jews, are trapped in desperately tragic circumstances, and the
settings are largely in New York City or Italy.
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r a r y A m e r i c a n - J ew i sh l i t e r a tu r e . P h i l a d e lp h i a , J ew ish P u b l i c a t io n S o c ie ty
o f A m e r i c a ; N ew Y o rk , M cG r aw -H i l l ,
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At the gates of Moscow. Trans, by I. R. Lask and Christopher
Derrick. New York, St. Martin’s Press, 1964. 281 p.
The story of Menahem Issakovitch, a Polish Jew who escaped to
Russia in 1941 and joined the Soviet Army. Accepted as an officer, he
was distrusted with all the psychopathic enmity of the official Russian
machine because of his Jewishness.
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Next door. Trans, from German by Michael Glenny.
New York, Knopf, 1964. 224 p.
T h e M u rd erer
in the original German edition, this is the
story of a doctor who experimented with victims in a concentration camp
and is now the respected head of a large pharmaceutical firm.