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              The Brothers Ashkenazi

              The Brothers Ashkenazi (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Revised ed.)

              By Singer, I. J.; Singer, Israel Joshua; Foreword by Greenberg, Michael

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              In the Polish city of Lodz, the brothers Ashkenazi grew up very differently in talent and in temperament. Max, the firstborn, is fiercely intelligent and conniving, determined to succeed financially by any means necessary. Slower-witted Jacob is strong, handsome, and charming but... without great purpose in life. While Max is driven by ambition and greed to be more successful than his brother, Jacob is drawn to easy living and decadence. As waves of industrialism and capitalism flood the city, the brothers and their families are torn apart by the clashing impulses of old piety and new skepticism, traditional ways and burgeoning appetites, and the hatred that grows between faiths, citizens, and classes. Despite all attempts to control their destinies, the brothers are caught up by forces of history, love, and fate, which shape and, ultimately, break them. First published in 1936, The Brothers Ashkenazi quickly became a best seller as a sprawling family saga. 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. Walking alongside such masters as Zola, Flaubert, and Tolstoy, I . J. Singer's premodernist social novel stands as a masterpiece of storytelling.
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              ISBN 9781590512906
              Released NZ 19 Oct 2010
              Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
              Interest Age General Audience
              Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
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              Willy: A Novella

              Willy: A Novella (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Translated by Fogel, Joshua A.; Lipsky, Linda / Leye; By Singer, I. J.; Translated by Lipsky, Linda; By Stinger, I. J.

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                15 Apr 20

              In Willy, a father and son grapple with each other, and, in the process, a richly compact narrative emerges: a rebellious son leaves his ancestral home to find adventure among strangers and lose tradition and family along the way. Their respective stories define what is lost and ...what is gained in the immigrant passage to the new world.
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              ISBN 9780761871828
              Released NZ 15 Apr 2020
              Publisher University Press of America
              Interest Age General Audience
              Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 15 Apr 2020
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