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a great deal about Siberia and railroads and loads his tale with his
knowledge as he unfolds his story.
L
elchuck
, A
l a n
.
Miriam at thirty-four.
New York, Farrar, Straus 8c
Giroux, 1974. 247 p.
The story of a Jewish divorcee and her two children and how
she manages her freedom.
L
ev in
, M
e yer
.
The spell of time: a tale of love in Jerusalem.
New
York, Praeger, 1974. 127 p.
An imaginative little novella by a veteran Jewish fiction writer
in which bodily changes take place in two men who love the same
woman in the mysterious city of Jerusalem.
M a r k f i e l d , W a l l a c e .
Y
ou
could live if they let you.
New York, Knopf,
1974. 182 p.
Wallace Markfield, a “black humorist” in his first two novels,
here attempts to pin down on paper the essence of a Jewish stand-
up comic named Jules Farber, who is very much like the late
Lenny Bruce.
M
c
H
ale
, T
o m
.
Alinsky’s diamond.
Philadelphia, Lippincott, 1974.
345 p.
The major character is Meyer Alinsky, a millionaire who is an
American-born Israeli.
Moss,
R
ose
.
The family reunion.
New York, Scribner’s, 1974. 165
p.
A fantasy about a South African Jewish family which holds a
reunion in Nice.
Oz,
A
mo s
.
Touch the water, touch the wind.
Trans, by Nicholas de
Lange. New York, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1974. 179 p.
The prominent Israeli novelist with a new novel, a fable, about
a husband and wife, both from Europe, who find a kind of peace
in Israel. The husband, now a kibbutznik, had specialized in math
and physics; the wife, a former Soviet intelligence officer, eventu­
ally joins her husband as Israelis yet as Jews in eternal flight.
P e re tz ,
I. L.
Selected stories.
Edited with an introduction by Irving
Howe and Eliezer Greenberg. New York, Schocken, 1974. 157 p.
Eighteen stories by the Yiddish master, with an excellent brief
introduction and appreciation by two critics who have done much
to acquaint the English-language reader with Yiddish literature.
R
oth
, P
h il ip
.
My life as a man.
New York, Holt, Rinehart 8c Winston,
1974. 330 p.
Peter Tarnopol, like Philip Roth, is a youngish successful writer.
This is the tortuous story of Tarnopol’s unhappy marriage and
the book is somewhat autobiographical.
S
aunders
, J
ake
,
and
W
aldrop
, H
ow ar d
.
The Texas-Israeli war: 1999.
New York, Ballantine, 1974. 209 p. Paperbound.