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RIBALOW / AMERICAN JEWISH FICTION
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In the 1930’s Daniel Fuchs’s three now-celebrated novels on
Jewish life in Williamsburg won for him a small but loyal cult.
The novels are
Summer in W illiamsburg; Homage to B lenho lt;
and
Low Company.
Beautifully written and realized, they depict
a way of life—and characters—now part of the Jewish-American
past.
G e rb e r , M e r r i l l J o a n .
An A n tiqu e Man.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin,
1967. 278 pp. $4.95.
The death of an old Jew, recalled by his daughter, is the sub­
ject of this novel, which also depicts the reaction of his entire
family to his life and to his passing.
G o ld , H e r b e r t .
Fathers.
New York: Random House, 1967. 308 pp.
$8.95. New York: Fawcett, 1971. $.95.
A well-written, tender book about the conflict of generations
and the relationship between a Jewish son and his father.
G o ld , M i c h a e l .
Jews W ithou t Money.
New York: Avon, 1930. 309 pp.
$0.95.
The classic book about East Side Jewish life, sometimes sordid,
sometimes gentle, told in separate yet connected chapters.
G r e en , G e r a ld .
The Last Angry Man.
New York: Pocket Books, 1972.
532 pp. $1.25.
The story of a dedicated, tireless, humane Jewish doctor.
— .
T o Brook lyn w ith Love.
New York: Trident Press, 1967. 305 pp.
$5.95.
One of many, and one of the best, novels about a young boy’s
memories of life as a Jew in Brooklyn four decades ago.
G ro ss , T h e o d o r e
L., ed.
The L itera tu re of American Jews.
New York:
Free Press, 1973. 510 pp. $12.95.
Selections from fiction, poetry, drama and critical essays.
Ja cob s , I s r a e l .
T en for Kadd ish .
New York: Norton, 1972. 285 pp.
$6.95.
The problems and conflicts of a rabbi persuasively delineated
in a first novel by a practicing rabbi turned fiction writer.
K au fm ann , M y ron .
Thy Daughter’s Nakedness.
Philadelphia: Lip-
pincott, 1968. 698 pp. $8.95. New York: Bantam, 1970. $1.25.
A somber account of the life of a rabbi’s daughter who seeks
an independent identity and thus clashes with her father whose
values are so different from her own.
K em e lm an , H a r r y .
Friday the R a b b i S lep t La te .
New York: Crown,
1964. 224 pp. $3.95. New York: Fawcett, 1974. $.95.
This was the first in a popular series of mystery stories featur­
ing Rabbi David Small who, at one and the same time, is a spiri­
tual leader in a New England town and a solver of murder and