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B a r o n , J o s e p h L o u i s ,
ed. Candles in the night; Jewish tales by Gentile authors;
with a preface by Carl Van Doren. New York, Farrar & Rinehart; Phila-
delphia, Jewish Publication Society, 1940. 391 p. A collection of twenty-
three short stories culled from fourteen national literatures, including such
authors as Boccaccio, Chekhov, Gorky, Anatole France, Strindberg, Stephen
Vincent Benet, and Sinclair Lewis.
F i n e m a n , I r v i n g .
Jacob; an autobiographical novel. New York, Random House,
1941. 295 p. A retelling of the biblical story of Isaac, Jacob and Esau,
Rachel and Joseph, as if written in the words of Jacob addressing his young
son Joseph.
F e u c h t w a n g e r , L i o n .
Josephus and the emperor; tr. from the German by
Caroline Oram. New York, Viking, 1942. 446 p. The third in the series
of historical novels dealing with the life of the Jewish historian of ancient
times. The first two were
Josephus
and
The Jew of Rome.
G o l d b e r g , I s r a e l
(Rufus Learsi, pseud.). The book of Jewish humor; stories of
the wise men of Chelem and other tales assembled and retold. New York,
Bloch, 1941. 242 p.
M a n n , T h o m a s .
Joseph, the provider. Tr. from the German by H.
T .
Lowe-
Porter. New York, Knopf, 1944. vi, 608 p. The fourth and final work in the
series. The preceding volumes are entitled: v. 1,
Joseph and his brothers',
v. 2,
Young Joseph
; v. 3,
Joseph in Egypt.
M a r x , A l e x a n d e r .
Studies in Jewish history and booklore. New York, Jewish
Theological Seminary of America, 1944. xiii, 458 p. Contains twelve essays
dealing with Jewish history and literature, six bibliographical papers, and
eight biographical sketches of teachers, friends and colleagues. All of the stud-
ies except
Some Jewish book collectors
have appeared previously in periodicals.
M e n d e l s o h n , S a m u e l F e l i x ,
comp. Let laughter ring. Philadelphia, Jewish
Publication Society, 1941. x, 239 p. An anthology of humorous Jewish stories.
M o d d e r , M o n t a g u e
F. The Jew in the literature of England to the end of the
19th century. Philadelphia, Jewish Publication Society of America, 1939.
435 p. A thorough study of the Jew in English literature from, medieval
England through the 19th century.
R a n d a l l , E a r l e S t a n l e y .
The Jewish character in the French novel, 1870-1914.
Evanston, 111., The author, 1941. x, 213 p. Using the Dreyfus affair as the
unifying center of his study, the author traces the reflection in the French
novel of the Jews' social, economic, and political position during the sur-
rounding years.
R o b a c k , A b r a h a m A a r o n .
The story of Yiddish literature. New York, Yiddish
Scientific Institute, 1940. 448 p.
A
comprehensive survey.
---------Supplement to The story of Yiddish literature. Cambridge, Mass., Sci-Art
1940. 62 p.
S a m u e l , M a u r i c e .
The world of Sholom Aleichem. New York, Knopf, 1943.
vi, 331 p. The author reconstructs the period, locale and characters which
Sholom Aleichem (Shalom Rabinowitz) depicted in his novels.
S t e i n b e r g , M i l t o n . A s
a driven leaf. Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill, 1940. 480 p.
The story of Elisha ben Abuyah, Jewish rabbi of the second century who re-
nounced his religion and betrayed his people to the Roman governors in
Palestine.
W a x m a n , M e y e r .
A history of Jewish literature; from the close
o f
the Bible to
our own days; v. 4, 1880-1935. New York, Bloch, 1941. 1235 p. The con-
eluding volume of a work, the first part of which appeared in 1930.
A
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R a s k i n , S a u l ,
illus. Haggadah for Passover. New York, The artist, 1941. 92 p.
Text in Hebrew and English.
---------Pirke Aboth (Sayings of the fathers) in etchings. New York, The artist,
1940. 124 p. Text in Hebrew, Yiddish and English.
---------Bible. The Book of Psalms. New York, The artist, 1942. 160 p. Text in
Hebrew, Yiddish and English.
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