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RUBIN-COHEN / AMERICAN JEW ISH FICTION BOOKS
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T
r l m b o
, D
a l t o n
.
N igh t of the aurochs.
Edited with an introduction
by Robert Kirsch. Foreword by Cleo Trumbo. New York, Viking
Press, 1979. 218 p.
Posthumous and unfinished “biography” of a Nazi SS officer.
Although the author deplores the Nazis, his work is sympathetic
to the officer in an effort to demonstrate how awful the perversion
of natural human power can be—and could be again if society
permitted.
T
s a n i n
, M
o r d e c h a i
.
Artapanos comes home.
Trans, from the Yiddish
by I.M. Lask. South Brunswick and New York, A. S. Barnes and
Co.; New York, Herzl Press, 1980. 332 p.
Through the experiences of a loyal Jew in ancient Judea con­
quered by Rome, the reader sees the conflicts of Sadducee vs.
Pharisee, and the results of Hellenization and politico-military
upheaval. The hero’s longevity (2000 years!) symbolizes the Jew­
ish diaspora, continuing national identity, and final return to
modern Israel.
Y
e z ie r sk a
, A
n z ia
.
The open cage: an Anzia Yezierska collection.
Selected and with an introduction by Alice Kessler-Harris; after­
word by Louise Henriksen. New York, Persea Books, 1979. 262 p.
Famous in the 1920’s for her stories of fiercely hopeful and
struggling East European immigrants in Lower Manhattan, Ye­
zierska wrote of her own condition. But just as her earlier
heroines, she considered success the ultimate betrayal.
Y
e t iv
, I
s a a c
.
H o ly land, holy war.
New York, Vantage Press, 1979.
122 p.
The story of two lovers, one a Sephardic Jew and the other
an Arab who as a baby had been abandoned by her fleeing
parents and was then adopted by a Jewish Israeli. The back­
ground is the Middle East political situation from the 1940’s to
the Six-Day-War.