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-------- . Some laughter, some tears. New York, Putnam, 1968. 254 p.
Another collection of Sholom Aleichem’s stories—not his best—trans­
lated from the Yiddish by Curt Leviant.
, I
sa a c
a sh ev is
The seance and other stories. New York, Farrar,
Straus & Giroux, 1968. 261 p.
The Yiddish master story-teller offers sixteen tales, some dealing with
his familiar subjects of devils and evil spirit; others, with the less
familiar subject of American Jews and Judaism, including the brilliant
“The Letter Writer.”
I. J. The family Camovsky. New York, Vanguard 1969. 405 p.
This is one of the best novels by the late, noted novelist I. J. Singer
(whose brother Isaac is now better known), which appears for the first
time in English translation. It is an extended family chronicle about
Jewish life in Poland and the breakup of that family under the pres­
sures of Polish, and Western, society.
te b e l
, S.
L. The collaborator. New York, Random House, 1968. 310 p.
A Jewish economist in Israel is accused of having worked with the
Nazis during the Nazi occupation of much of Europe. It is this theme
that is the heart of this tense thriller.
t e r n
, D
a n i e l
The suicide academy. New York, McGraw-Hill, 1968. 173 p.
A symbolic novel in which the academy is an institution where the in­
mates decide whether they should kill themselves or remain alive. Its
director is a Jew and an assistant, a Negro, tries to get the Jew thrown
, T
e reska
The open doors. New York, Simon and Schuster, 1968. 220 p.
Meyer Levin’s wife, herself a professional novelist, has given us here a
story of the Haganah and the efforts made to transfer thousands of Jew­
ish refugees to what was then still Palestine.
w e r sk y
, J
a c o b
A marked house. New York, Yoseloff, 1968. 248
p .
A novel about a hasidic rabbinical family and the conflicts some of
its members face in America.
iln e r
, H
er be r t
Dovisch in the wilderness and other stories. New York,
Bobbs-Merrill, 1968. 247 p.
A collection of short stories, two about a Jewish professor named
Dovisch, and others about various Jews.
il so n
S. J. To find a man. New York, Viking, 1969. 185 p.
Mr. Wilson has written an earlier novel about a Jewish childhood.
Here he tries again and this time introduces sex and abortion into his
i s e m a n
, T
h o m a s
The quick and the dead. New York, Viking, 1968. 443 p.
An ambitious, and successful, work of fiction which traces the relation­
ship between Jews and Nazis against the background of the Holocaust
u r ick
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o l
b a g .
New York, Trident, 1968. 476
p .
Sam Miller, the hero of this intense novel, is a professor who, fearful
of facing success as a novelist, seeks a more meaningful way of life
working in a welfare department and meeting men and women on a
different level of life and society.