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For the Relief of Unbearable Urges: Stories

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Publisher Comments:

One of the most stunning literary debuts of our time, these energized, irreverent, and deliciously inventive stories introduce an astonishing new talent.

In the collection's hilarious title story, a Hasidic man gets a special dispensation from his rabbi to see a prostitute. "The Wig" takes an aging wigmaker and makes her, for a single moment, beautiful. In "The Tumblers," Englander envisions a group of Polish Jews herded toward a train bound for the death camps and, in a deft, imaginative twist, turns them into acrobats tumbling out of harm's way.

For the Relief of Unbearable Urges is a work of startling authority and imagination — a book that is as wondrous and joyful as it is wrenchingly sad. It hearalds the arrival of a remarkable new storyteller.

Review:

"Englander's voice is distinctly his own — daring, funny and exuberant." Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

Review:

"Englander's nine stunningly crafted stories illuminate not just a specific community of Orthodox Jews, but universal relationships and desires." Entertainment Weekly

Review:

"[An] extraordinary debut collection...brilliant...hilarious...profound...a revelation of the human condition." New York Times Book Review

Review:

"Remarkable art....The author fills each of these pieces with vivid life, with characters that jump off the page." Newsday

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

Nathan Englander's short fiction has appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, The New Yorker, and numerous anthologies, including The Best American Short Stories and The O. Henry Prize Stories, Englander's story collection, For the Relief of Unbearable Urges, earned him a PEN/Malamud Award and the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

The twenty-seventh man — The tumblers — Reunion — The wig — The gilgul of Park Avenue — Reb Kringle — The last one way — For the relief of unbearable urges — In this way we are wise.

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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