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The Rise of David Levinsky (Modern Library Classics)

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Publisher Comments:

The Rise of David Levinsky, written by the legendary founder and editor of the Jewish Daily Forward, is an early Jewish-American classic. According to the scholar Sam B. Girgus, "The novel is more than an important literary work and cultural document. It forms part of the traditional ritual of renewal of the American Way."

First published in 1917, Abraham Cahan's realistic novel tells the story of a young talmudic scholar who emigrates from a small town in Russia to the melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York City. As the Jewish "greenhorn" rises from the depths of poverty to become a millionaire garment merchant, he discovers the unbearably high price of assimilation.

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This is the powerful story of a young Talmudic scholar who emigrates from a small town in Russia to the melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York City. As the Jewish "greenhorn" rises from the depths of poverty to become a millionaire garment merchant, he learns the profound spiritual and emotional cost of assimilation.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references.

About the Author

Seth Lipsky is the founding editor of the Forward, the English-language successor to the Jewish Daily Forward. He edited the newspaper for ten years and is now a contributing editor of The Wall Street Journal. He lives in Brooklyn.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375757983
Author:
Cahan, Abraham
Publisher:
Modern Library
Introduction by:
Lipsky, Seth
Introduction:
Lipsky, Seth
Author:
Lipsky, Seth
Location:
New York
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Clothing trade
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
Immigrants
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Millionaires
Subject:
Jewish men
Subject:
Assimilation.
Subject:
Jewish fiction.
Subject:
Lower East Side
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;immigrants;american;novel;immigration;new york;20th century
Edition Number:
2001
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Modern Library Classics
Publication Date:
20011131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
556
Dimensions:
8.88x5.35x1.35 in. 1.53 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This is the powerful story of a young Talmudic scholar who emigrates from a small town in Russia to the melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York City. As the Jewish "greenhorn" rises from the depths of poverty to become a millionaire garment merchant, he learns the profound spiritual and emotional cost of assimilation.
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