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Jonah and Sarah: Jewish Stories of Russia and America (Library of Modern Jewish Literature)

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In "Jonah and Sarah, love, talent, and magic oppose--and sometimes vanquish--anti-Semitism, totalitarianism, and vulgarity. From the deceptively simple narratives "Apples Cider Vinegar and "A Hurricane Named Bob to the surrealist tale "Dismemberers and the magical "Jonah and Sarah and "The Lanskoy Road, the tempo fluctuates, but throughout, David Shrayer-Petrov seamlessly preserves familiar voices. The stories have a genuine feel for setting and eposch--Soviet stories work as narratives of everyday life, while the American segments offer an accurate sense of an emigre's alienation. Life all good works of fiction, these stories take on a mythic quality and transcend time and place. Each carries and commnicates to reader an aura of mystery, the enigma of love, and a meeting of Jewish past and present. Whether he invokes lyrical dialogue, gentle irony, or sharp polemical discourse, Shrayer-Petrov shows that he is a powerful presence in Russian and Jewish literature. For those interested in fiction about new immigrants to America or in the psychology of Jews in the two decades before the Soviet Union's collapse, this collection is a must read.

Table of Contents

Apple cider vinegar — Rusty — Lanskoy Road — Young Jews and two gymnasium girls — He, she and the others — Jonah and Sarah — In the reeds — Tsukerman and his children — Dismemberers — David and Goliath — Hurricane Bob — Hèande hoch! — Old writer Foreman — Afterword : David Shrayer-Petrov, a Jewish writer in Russia and America.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780815607649
Editor:
Shrayer, Maxim D.
Publisher:
Syracuse University Press
Editor:
Shrayer, Maxim D.
Author:
Shrayer-Petrov, David
Author:
Shraer-Petrov, David
Location:
Syracuse
Subject:
Short Stories (Anthologies)
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
Jewish fiction.
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references.
Series:
Library of Modern Jewish Literature
Series Volume:
32
Publication Date:
20031031
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.68x6.34x.84 in. .84 lbs.

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