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unfulfilled clerks in Viennese coffee houses dreaming o f lost
hopes.
R
o t h
, P
h il i p
.
Deception.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1990. 208 p.
Written in a dialogue format, most of the conversations are be­
tween adulterous lovers or between the protagonist and other
women. The identification of the male character with Roth seems
clear yet, as is typical of the writer, there are dual meanings to
the dialogue.
S
a d e h
, P
in h a s
.
Jewish folktales.
Trans, from the Hebrew by Hillel
Halkin. New York: Doubleday, 1989. 443 p.
A diverse collection o f some 250 folktales culled from oral ma­
terials available in ethnological archives in Israel as well as literary
sources. It is the first world-wide anthology of Jewish legends rep­
resenting Jews from Europe and North Africa, Turkey, Egypt,
the Levant, the Caucasus, Yemen, Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan.
“The safe deposit” and other stories about grandparents, old lovers, and crazy
old men.
Ed. with an afterword by Kerry M. Olitzky. New York:
Markus Wiener, 1989. (Masterworks of Modern Jewish Writing)
355 p.
A collection of eighteen 20th-century American Jewish short sto­
ries including works by Isaac Bashevis Singer, Grace Paley, Hugo
Nissenson, Seymour Epstein, Edna Ferber, Sylvia Rothschild, Glo­
ria Goldreich and others. All of these works appeared in previously
published volumes as noted in the “Acknowledgements.”
S
c h o r
, S
a n d r a
.
The great letter E.
San Francisco: North Point Press,
1990. 204 p.
Barry (Baruch) Glassman’s hero is Baruch Spinoza, like him a
lens grinder and a “God intoxicated man.”Obsessed with Spinoza’s
philosophy and understanding of truth, he remains blind to the
problematic relationship of those closest to him.
S
ch u l be r g
, B
u d d
.
What makes Sammy run.
Anniversary ed. New York:
Random House, 1990. 328 p.
Fiftieth anniversary facsimile edition of this controversial classic.
The modern archetype of a character pictured here is so driven
by ambition that one can only wonder about the forces that mo­
tivate him.
S
c h u l z
, B
r u n o
.
The complete fiction of Bruno Schulz.
Trans, from the
Polish by Celina Wieniewska. New York: Walker
8c
Co., 1989. 324
P-
Included are the stories “The street o f crocodiles” and “San­
atorium under the sign of the hourglass.” In addition, a dozen
of the author’s drawings are included. The author was a victim
of the Nazis.