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For the Relief of Unbearable Urges: Stories

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The questions, discussion topics, and author biography that follow are intended to enhance your group's reading of Nathan Englander's For the Relief of Unbearable Urges, one of the most widely acclaimed debuts in recent contemporary fiction. With remarkable deftness, humor, and wisdom, Nathan Englander illuminates the dilemmas of his characters as they struggle with marital difficulty, obsession, desire, and spiritual crisis. The result is a collection of unforgettable modern fables that transcend the particularities of time and place.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375704437
Author:
Englander, Nathan
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Author:
Nathan Englander
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
Orthodox judaism
Subject:
Jews -- Social life and customs.
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
Fiction : Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International
Series Volume:
106-203
Publication Date:
20000331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.06x5.38x.59 in. .51 lbs.

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Product details 224 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780375704437 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Englander's voice is distinctly his own — daring, funny and exuberant."
"Review" by , "Englander's nine stunningly crafted stories illuminate not just a specific community of Orthodox Jews, but universal relationships and desires."
"Review" by , "[An] extraordinary debut collection...brilliant...hilarious...profound...a revelation of the human condition."
"Review" by , "Remarkable art....The author fills each of these pieces with vivid life, with characters that jump off the page."
"Synopsis" by , A work of stunning authority and imagination, Englander's debut contains ten energized, irreverent stories rooted in the weight of Jewish history and the customs of Orthodox life.
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