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AMER I C A N JEWI SH F I C T I ON BOOKS
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Not of this time, not of this place. New York, Harper &
Row, 1968. 344 p.
A lyric novel about a Jew who lives both in Europe and Israel, ap­
parently at one and the same time. Translated from the Hebrew by
Shlomo Katz, this work of fiction is deeply concerned with Jewish survival
and the Holocaust.
A
u ch in c lo ss
, L
o u is
. A
world of profit. Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1968. 165 p.
One of our leading social novelists, Louis Auchincloss, focuses his at­
tention on Jay Livingstone, a name-changing, ambitious Jew who moves
in the rarified social society of New York’s Four Hundred, to practically
everyone’s sorrow.
B
a u m b a c h
, J
o n a t h a n
.
What comes next. New York, Harper & Row, 1968.
176 p.
A Jewish college student, tense in the face of contemporary problems,
is the hero of this novel by a writer hitherto known as a literary critic.
B
e h r m a n
,
S. N. The burning glass. Boston, Little, Brown, 1968. 396 p.
S. N. Behrman, a master of drawing-room dramas, has written his
first novel about a Jewish playwright who tries to shed his Jewish identity,
but under the impact of the Hitler years eventually returns to Judaism.
In the meantime, the novelist takes us through New York, Europe and
Hollywood.
B
e l l o w
, S
a u l
.
Mosby’s memoirs and other stories. New York, Viking, 1968.
184 p.
A collection of six stories, half of them previously published in book
form. Jews pop up in most of the tales, but Mr. Bellow is much better
in his novels.
B
err i
, C
l a u d e
.
The two of us. New York, Morrow, 1968. 156 p.
A touching movie has been made of this story, which describes the
relationship between a small Jewish boy and an elderly anti-Semite. The
two live in France during the time of the Petain regime.
B
r o n e r
,
E. M. Journal/nocturnal and seven stories. New York, Harcourt,
Brace & World, 1968. 269 p.
A long, experimentally-styled tale and a group of short stories, many
of them dealing with Jews, are contained in this intriguing volume b
a talented newcomer.
C
a l ish e r
, H
o r ten se
.
The New Yorkers. Boston, Little, Brown, 1969. 559 p.
This is an ambitious novel about adultery and matricide and involve
a Jewish New York City judge, who moves in both the Jewish and non-
fewish worlds.
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