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This landmark anthology brings together some of the best stories written in the last thirty years by and about American Jews. Saul Bellow tells a brutal coming-of-age story set in Chicago; Mark Helprin recalls a stint in the Israeli army during the Six-Day War; Grace Paley explores the complex relationship between Jews and Blacks; Philip Roth muses on what life would have been like for Kafka if he had come to America, and maybe dated Roth's aunt

        

From I.B. Singer's unforgettable depiction of a widower in Miami Beach to Michael Chabon's California-style Jewish wedding and Allegra Goodman's satiric portrayal of a yuppie Orthodox family, a rare view--and one surprising in its diversity--emerges out of the contemporary experience in America.

About the Author

Ted Solotaroff is a literary critic and editor. His books include Best American Short Stories, Many Windows, and A Few Good Voices in My Head.

Nessa Rapoport is the author of Preparing for Sabbath and A Woman's Book of Grieving.

Table of Contents

Introductions

Ted Solotaroff: The Open Community

Nessa Rapoport: Summoned by the Feast

Max Apple: The Eighth Day

Saul Bellow: Something to Remember Me By

Marsha Lee Berkman: Deeds of Love and Rage

Michael Chabon: S Angel

E.L. Doctorow: The Writer in the Family

Allegra Goodman: Variant Text

Mark Helprin: North Light—A Recollection in the Present Tense

Allen Hoffman: Building Blocks

Johanna Kaplan: Sickness

Deirdre Levinson: April 19th, 1985

Bernard Malamud: The Silver Crown

Daphne Merkin: Enchantment

Leonard Michaels: Murderers

Cynthia Ozick: Bloodshed

Grace Paley: Zagrowsky Tells

Nessa Rapoport: The Woman Who Lost Her Names

Robin Roger: The Pagan Phallus

Philip Roth: “I Always Wanted You to Admire My Fasting”; or, Looking at Kafka

Adam Schwartz: Where Is It Written?

Lynne Sharon Schwartz: The Melting Pot

Lore Segal: The Reverse Bug

Isaac Bashevis Singer: A Party in Miami Beach

Joanna Spiro: Three Thousand Years of Your History...Take One Year for Yourself

Eppie Zorea: Orchards

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805210651
Editor:
Solotaroff, Ted
Editor:
Rapoport, Nessa
Editor:
Solotaroff, Ted
Editor:
Rapoport, Nessa
Author:
Solotaroff, Ted
Author:
Rapoport, Nessa
Publisher:
Schocken Books Inc
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Short Stories (Anthologies)
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
Short stories, American
Subject:
American fiction
Subject:
Short stories, jewish
Subject:
Jewish fiction.
Subject:
American fiction -- 20th century.
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
1948
Publication Date:
19960431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
420
Dimensions:
8.50x5.60x.95 in. 1.14 lbs.

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