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other crimes. The titles in this series are, in addition to the
above:
Saturday the R a b b i W en t Hungry , Sunday the R a b b i
Stayed H om e , M onday the R a b b i T ook Off
and
Tuesday the
R a b b i Saw R ed .
L ev in , M ey e r .
T he O ld Bunch.
New York: Avon, 1970. 766 pp. $1.25.
The “old bunch” of Jewish boys and girls in Chicago, created
in a 1937 novel by Meyer Levin, remains one of the major Ameri­
can-Jewish works of fiction of our time.
L ew iso h n , Ludw ig .
T he Island W ith in .
Philadelphia: Jewish Publica­
tion Society, 1968. 266 pp. $4.50.
This celebrated Lewisohn classic, first issued in 1928, is a study
of intermarriage and assimilation, in which the Jewish partner
eventually returns to orthodox Judaism,
L i tw a k , L eo .
W a iting for the News.
New York: Doubleday, 1969.
312 pp. $5.95.
A book on an infrequently-written about subject: a Jewish
labor leader, who is murdered because of his ideals. His sons seek
to avenge him. The novel is set in Detroit between 1938 and 1943.
M a i l e r , N o rm an .
The N ak ed and the Dead.
New York: Holt, Rine­
hart and Winston, 1948. 721 pp. $7.95. New York: New American
Library, 1971. $1.75.
The novel that lifted Norman Mailer to national fame. It is
about a group of soldiers in the Pacific in World War II, with
Jews in the company, with anti-Semitism and with Jewish iden­
tity as one of the themes of the story.
M a lam u d , B e rn a rd .
The Assistant.
New York: Farrar, Straus and
Giroux, 1957. 246 pp. $3.50. New York: Dell, 1968. $1.25.
The sensitive, delicate story of a Jewish storekeeper in New
York during the Depression and how it affects his entire family
and his Christian assistant.
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Id io ts First.
New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1963. 212 pp.
$4.50. New York: Pocket Books, 1975. $1.75.
A collection of Malamud’s unique stories, the bulk of them
about Jews.
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T he Magic Barrel.
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1958. 214
pp. $5.95. New York: Dell, 1971. $1.25.
The title story is one of Malamud’s best-known and it is with
this group of tales that Malamud strengthened the reputation he
had first earned with
T he Assistant
as one of the most interesting
of American-Jewish creative artists.
O z ick , C y n th ia .
T he Pagan R a b b i and O ther Stories.
New York:
Knopf, 1971. 270 pp. $6.95.
With this short collection of stories, Cynthia Ozick was cata­