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AME R I CAN J EWI SH F I C T I ON BOOKS
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By
H
arold
U.
R
ibalow
A
ndersch
, A
lfred
.
Efraim’s book. New York, Doubleday, 1970. 306 p.
Jewish survivors of Hitler’s nightmare, even when they find themselves
alive, are scarred, tormented men. Georg Efraim is such a man, one
who constantly seeks his own essential identity in this philosophic novel.
Efraim’s Book
has been a winner of the Nelly Sachs prize in Germany.
A
n go ff
, C
harles
.
Season of mists. New York, Yoseloff, 1971. 383
p .
In the ninth volume of the David Polansky saga, Charles Angoff con-
tinues to trace and follow in detail the life of his hero, the men and
women he meets in all walks of life, the lost, bewildered Jews and the
Gentiles with whom they become involved.
A
nsell
, J
ack
.
The Shermans of Mannerville. New York, Arbor House, 1971.
346 p.
An interesting, melodramatic novel about Jews in Louisiana and their
relationships with the Christians and Blacks of the region.
B
a u m
, C
am il l e
.
A member of the tribe. New York, Lyle Stuart, 1971. 256 p.
A sexually-oriented novel about a Jewish housewife who, before she
settles down, goes through a love affair and an abortion.
B
lacker
, I
rw in
R. The middle of the fire. New York, Scribner’s, 1971. 366 p.
An ambitious novel about a group of Jews who fought in Israel’s War
of Liberation in the Old City of Jerusalem in 1948 and return to the
Old City after the 1967 Six Day War. There is a great deal of contem-
porary Jewish and Israeli history contained in this work of fiction.
C
o h e n
, F
lorence
C
h a no ck
.
Freedom next time. New York, Julian Messner,
1971. 189 p.
A tale of a Marrano family in sixteenth-century Portugal that strove
to save Jews from the Inquisition.
D
avidson
, L
io n e l
.
Smith’s gazelle. New York, Knopf, 1971. 260 p.
A curious novel about Israel after the Six Day War. Gazelles will take
over the Jewish State, thus solving the tensions now existing in the
Middle East.
D
in ten fa ss
, M
ark
.
The case against Org. Boston, Little Brown, 1970. 246
p .
The protagonist here is an obese, sex-ridden Jew, separated from his
wife and in the grip of his possessive mother.
F
alk irk
, R
ichard
.
The twisted wire. New York, Doubleday, 1971. 208 p.
An exciting, well-written spy story set in Israel with various plots,
sub-plots and counter plots, plus romance.
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