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concludes with a plea for understanding between Jew and Arab. I t is
translated from the Hebrew by Nine de Nur, the wife of the author.
K
lane
, R
obert
.
The horse is dead. New York, Random House, 1969. 139
p.
The hero of this novel is a Jew who has come across anti-Semitism
and wants very much “ to figure out some way to get un-Jewish.”
K
ops
, B
ernard
. By
the waters
of
Whitechapel. New York, Norton, 1970.
236 p.
Mr. Kops is a noted British-Jewish playwright and novelist. His latest
novel, published earlier in England, is the story of an East London Jew
who tries to break the grip of his possessive mother.
L
eokum
, A
rkady
.
The temple. New York, World, 1969. 365 p.
Here is the story of a rabbi and a Reform congregation, drawn by the
novelist from Reform Jewish life as he sees and understands it.
L
ev
, I
gal
.
Jordan patrol. New York, Doubleday, 1970. 202 p.
The author, a sabra, fought in the 1956 war against Egypt in the
Sinai Campaign. He was then 22. At 33, he took p a rt in the Six Day
War. In both wars he was a combat officer in charge of a fighting unit.
Thus there is a great deal of authenticity in his fictional account of a
group of six men fighting on the West Bank of the Jordan. The novel
was translated from the Hebrew by Stanley A. Broza.
L
ewis
, J
erry
D. Tales of our people. New York, Bernard Geis, 1969. 332 p.
Twenty-six short stories about Jews in America are included in this
collection. Most of the stories have been collected in earlier anthologies.
Authors include Isaac Bashevis Singer, Irwin Shaw, Jerome Weidman,
Meyer Levin and Philip Roth.
L
itwak
, L
eo
.
Waiting for the news. New York, Doubleday, 1969. 312
p.
Mr. Litwak’s novel has been awarded the Edward Lewis Wallant
Prize and the Jewish Book Council Daroff Award for the best Jewish
fiction of 1969. I t is a vivid, passionate work, set in Detroit from 1938-
43, when H itler was on the rise, and when there were labor troubles in
the United States. Jake Gottlieb becomes a labor organizer who compels
his sons to avenge him if he is killed. After his murder, the sons deal
with the consequences of their promise. Meanwhile, the reade rs atten-
tion is also riveted on H itler’s crimes in Germany and Jewish helpless-
ness in this country.
M
atmor
, Y
oram
. Who? me?
New
York, Simon and Schuster,
1970. 192 p.
A humorous, yet serious, work of fiction set in Israel and concerned,
in a kind of light-hearted way, with Israel’s battles for survival—with
emphasis on the absurdity of war.
M
eisels
, A
ndrew
.
Son of a star. New York, G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1969.
383
p.
A fictional version of the historical Bar Kochba rebellion against
Rome.
M
ichaels
, L
eonard
.
Going places. New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux,
1969. 192 p.
Mr. Michaels is a talented young writer, whose book was nominated
for the National Book Award in fiction. His tales are nightmarish and
experimental and some of them are on Jewish themes and persons.
M
inkin
, J
acob
S. Gabriel Da Costa. New York, Yoseloff, 1970. 460
p.
An historical and biographical novel based on the life of the noted