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LERMAN / AMERICAN JEWISH FICTION BOOKS
2 4 3
S
t ew a r t
, F
red
M
u s t a r d
.
The glitter and the gold.
New York: NAL
Books, 1989. 452 p.
Set in the mid-nineteenth century, the novel begins with Emma
and her father fleeing persecution in Frankfurt. In America their
adventures lead to success and fortune.
S
zczy p ior sk i
, A
ndr ze j
.
The beautiful Mrs. Seidenman.
Trans, from the
Polish by Klara Glowczewska. New York: Grove, 1989. 240 p.
A novel that links together the individual histories of those Polish
gentiles and Jews in Poland who were not sent to the camps.
Changing identities to “pass,” these survivors were aware of the
constant risk to themselves and the horror that befell their families
and friends.
A treasury of Yiddish stories.
Ed. by Irving Howe and Eliezer Greenberg.
Rev. and updated ed. New York: Viking, 1989. 676 p.
This revised and updated edition of translated Yiddish stories
depicting shtetl life, offers two new stories along with corrections
of the earlier edition’s errors.
V
ogel
, D
a v id
.
Married life.
Trans, from the Hebrew by Dalya Bilu.
New York: Grove Press, 1989. 486 p.
Originally published sixty years ago, this story recreates the Vi­
enna of Freud and Schnitzler. The events are seen through the
eyes of a young Jewish writer caught in an unfortunate marriage
to an unfaithful and openly anti-Semitic Austrian baroness.
W
e il
, J
ir i
.
Life with a star.
Trans, from the Czech by Ruzena Kovarikova
with Roslyn Schloss. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1989.
208 p.
The author was one of Czechoslovakia’s most influential writers
in the 1930s. This work is partly autobiographical as it is based
on Weil’s wartime experience during Nazi occupation. The day-
to-day life and shifting priorities of Josef Roubicek, an ex-bank
clerk in Prague, are portrayed.
W
erfel
, F
r a n z
.
Celia, or, the survivors.
Trans, from the German by
Joachim Neugroschel. New York: Henry Holt, 1989. 244 p.
Written during the Nazi occupation of Austria, this is a story
about the passions and disappointments of a Jewish lawyer and
Austrian patriot, his Christian wife, and their daughter Celia.