Home Basket Your Account Help
 
Brothers Ashkenazi

by I.J. Singer
 
Paperback
Price: Output UK currency custom tag £9.00 Availability: 5-6 days  
Buy This book Add to basket
     
Breaking away from the introspective shtetl, tales of classic nineteenth-century writers, I. J. Singer brought to Yiddish literature the multilayered plots, large casts of characters, and narrative sweep of the traditional European novel. The Brothers Ashkenazi, a family saga set against the rise of capitalism and of a Jewish bourgeoisie in Lodz, depicts a society torn apart by the clashing impulses of old piety and new scepticism, traditional ways and burgeoning appetites. As Irving Howe points out in his introduction, the Jewish past is ever-present: 'In contrast to the idea of historical dynamism . . . the Jews are left with the perennial problem, or possibility, of being Jews.'
 
 
Recommend this book to a friend
 
Reviews
There are no reviews yet for this book, if you would like to be the first, please click here.
 
 

This site is powered by the SecureTrading payment system which means that your credit card details are fully encrypted using the most sophisticated e-payment software.
 
Join our newsletter
Update Your Details
Search by
Category  
Key word (author, title, isbn etc)
Jewish Books of the Month