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Fourth street east. New York, Random House, 1970. 239 p.
This is a first-person narrative of Benny Kramer, a nice Jewish boy
who lives on the lower East Side in Manhattan in the 1920’s. It reads
like a memoir, and probably it is. Unlike much of Mr. Weidman's
fiction, it is nostalgic, warm, pleasant and very Jewish.
W
h it e
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Alan. Possess the land. New York, Harcourt, 1970. 285 p.
An interesting and symbolic novel about Israel. Its hero is Abraham,
his wife is Sarah and his mistress is Hagar, for those who seek symbolism
in their fiction. The book covers all the recent Middle East conflicts
as well as kibbutz life.
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A. B. Three days and a child. New York, Doubleday, 1970. 260 p.
A handful of stories by a brilliant Israeli writer. Translated from
the Hebrew by Miriam Arad. Each of the five novellas remains fixed
in one’s memory.
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