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Redemption: The Life of Henry Roth
Steven G. Kellman
0393057798
August 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
The obvious hurdle in writing a biography of Roth (1906–1995) is the 60-year gap between his first novel, the Jewish immigrant, stream-of-consciousness classic Call It Sleep (1934), and his second, the four-volume Mercy of a Rude Stream (1994–1998). Kellman, an English professor and author of seven previous scholarly works, makes a strong case against writer's block as the reason for the long silence, pointing out that Roth pitched short stories to the New Yorker for years (with intermittent success). Instead, he suggests, Roth deliberately withdrew from writing rather than allow his autobiographical fiction to confront his worst adolescent shames: expulsion from high school for stealing and a prolonged incestuous relationship with his sister. Kellman's account of Roth's early life draws extensively...


Call It Sleep
Henry Roth
0312424124
July 2005
Paperback
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From AudioFile
The most challenging passage for the narrator of this acclaimed novel occurs when ten-year-old David flees a family catastrophe. Guidall's empathetic handling of David's disjointed thoughts, and the meaning he brings to the fragments of harsh dialogue David hears, helps the listener experience the character's profound turmoil. While the rest of the novel is less impressionistic, Guidall delivers a virtuoso interpretation of David's family and friends, their New York accents and argot, and their use of Yiddish and Hebrew. In this way, a difficult, emotionally charged classic about a Jewish immigrant experience is made more accessible. S.K. An AUDIOFILE Earphones Award winner (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

Review
"One of...


Your Day, Your Way: The Essential Handbook for the 21st-Century Bride
Michelle Roth
0761525394
August 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Today, you are free to set aside the trappings of traditional dos and don’ts and be bold with your wedding style! Your Day, Your Way is a long-overdue, modern-day wedding planner that will guide you through the new reality of creating a memorable day that is unique and a true reflection of who you are.

As a 21st-century bride, you’re empowered to plan the wedding you want in a way that brides of decades past never were. This savvy guide helps you embrace your individuality and develop the confidence to plan the ceremony and celebration of a lifetime. This day is all about you. Now you can navigate the inevitable dilemmas and family politics and breeze through the whirlwind of planning by learning how to:

• customize a wedding game plan that reflects your tastes
• involve...


Build an Ebay Business Quicksteps
Carole Boggs Matthews
0072261617
Sept 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Based on courses for eKnowledge Institute, a training company run by longtime eBay insiders, this highly visual guide explains how to set up and operate a thriving eBay business. Full-color, step-by-step instructions show you how to develop a business plan, implement a sales strategy, create great listings, run successful auctions, set up an eBay store, and much more. Each chapter's How to list and color coded tabs make it easy to flip straight to specific topics right away.

From the Back Cover
Learn instantly from step-by-step graphics!

We know a picture is worth a thousand words--so we went heavy on pictures and light on words in this easy-to-use guide. Color screenshots and brief instructions show you how to set up and run a profitable eBay business in no time....



Consuming Silences: How We Read Authors Who Don't Publish
Myles Weber
0820326992
May 2005
Paperback
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Mercy of a Rude Stream
Henry Roth
0312119291
Jan 1995
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Roth's much discussed sequel to Call It Sleep was 60 years in the writing and is the first in the author's projected six-volume series. Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Review
"Roth creates his own Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man--a marvelously poetic chronicle."--Chicago Sun-Times

"An extraordinary and provocative work. . . . One of the great literary comebacks of the century."--San Francisco Chronicle

"Mr. Roth's innovative use of language. . .is both beautiful and highly realistic. . . .Although there is no style called Rothian, there should be."--New York Times Book Review


New Essays on "Call It Sleep"
Hana Wirth-Nesher (Editor)
0521450322
February 1996
Hardcover
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Review
"...in original and exciting ways push into new territory. It is to be read carefully and treasured." Jules Chametzky, Shofar

Book Description
Henry Roth's Call it Sleep, praised when it first appeared in the 1930s, neglected for decades, and reissued to wide acclaim in the 1960s, has been finally hailed as the finest Jewish-American novel of the first half of the century and one of the richest modernist novels to appear in America. The introduction and essays locate the novel in its cultural context and in terms of contemporary debates about ethnic literature, minority writing, modernism and canonization. Thus the volume sets out to consider Roth's hybrid status--as an American writer, a Jewish writer, and a European modernist.


New Essays on Call It Sleep
Hana Wirth-Nesher (Editor)
0521456568
June 1996
Paperback
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Review
"...in original and exciting ways push into new territory. It is to be read carefully and treasured." Jules Chametzky, Shofar

Book Description
Henry Roth's Call it Sleep, praised when it first appeared in the 1930s, neglected for decades, and reissued to wide acclaim in the 1960s, has been finally hailed as the finest Jewish-American novel of the first half of the century and one of the richest modernist novels to appear in America. The introduction and essays locate the novel in its cultural context and in terms of contemporary debates about ethnic literature, minority writing, modernism and canonization. Thus the volume sets out to consider Roth's hybrid status--as an American writer, a Jewish writer, and a European modernist.


From Bondage
Henry Roth
0312155328
July 1997
Paperback
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Book Review
After the publication of his first novel, Call It Sleep, at the tender age of 28 in 1934, Henry Roth fell into a writer's block that lasted more than 40 years. He began writing again in the 1970s and Mercy of a Rude Stream, intended to be a six-volume series, is the result. A chronicle of the life of Ira Stigman, the first two volumes, A Star Shines Over Mt. Morris Park and A Diving Rock on the Hudson, were published in 1994 and 1995. Roth died in October of 1995, and the posthumously published From Bondage is the third in the series. Though the novel is full of observations and events from Roth's life, he was adamant before his death that this third volume was not autobiographical. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Ethnic Passages: Literary Immigrants in Twentieth-Century America
Thomas J. Ferraro
0226244423
January 1993
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
Ethnic literature figures prominently in the current debate on multiculturalism, but even its supporters have had little to say about it as literature, stressing instead its political and sociological context. Thomas J. Ferraro, in this lively and accessible study of modern fiction by Americans of immigrant background, argues that the best of these stories demand—and reward—close reading and attention to questions of genre and literary form. Ferraro engages the literature of immigration and mobility by asking what motivates its authors and what their work actually accomplishes. He concentrates on five diverse examples of the "up-from-the-ghetto" narrative: Mario Puzo's The Godfather, Anzia Yezierska's Bread Givers, Henry Roth's Call It Sleep, Henry Miller's "The Tailor Shop," and Maxine...


Requiem for Harlem, Vol. 6
Henry Roth
0312202059
December 1998
Paperback
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Book Review
It's a shame that Henry Roth died in 1995, because now readers will never know what happens to his fictional alter ego, Ira Stigman, once he leaves City College. For readers familiar with Roth's series of autobiographical novels, Requiem for Harlem is the last of four books chronicling the childhood and young adulthood of Stigman; for those who have not yet discovered Roth, consider reading the first three in the series to get a handle on the dark, complicated, and rich world Ira Stigman occupies. Set in 1920s Harlem, Roth's novels explore the life of Jewish immigrants. In earlier volumes, the reader meets Ira, his sister Minnie, his cousin Stella, and his parents. Home life for the Stigmans is hardly heartwarming: the parents are locked in a violent marriage, and the children are involved in incestuous...


Climbing Jacob's Ladder: Teaching and Counseling Orthodox Students
Henry J. Roth
0971312907
March 2003
Paperback
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Rabbi Abraham Twerski, M.D., excerpted from his foreword to the book.
"Climbing Jacob's Ladder is essential reading for all educators."

Janet Lerner, PhD., Professor Emeritus of Special Education, Northeastern Illinois University
"Well grounded in contemporary education theories...the application of the theories are very practical and incorporate useful teaching strategies."

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The Cruz Chronicle
Henry H. Roth
0813514045
Mar 1989
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Marquesian in flavor and set in the countryside a long bus ride north of the Bronx, the antics of the three Cruz brothers and their ghostly father Raymondo are distinctly American-urban in spirit. After Raymondo is killed robbing a bank with a water gun, the boys are taken from their mother, who literally fills her apartment with TV sets and guard dogs, to be raised at the Sacred Home for Fallen Angels. Raymondo appears only to the oldest son, Victor, urging him to watch out for Felipe, a thug in the making, and little Jose, who is bright, charming and lazy. After leaving Sacred Home, the brothers settle nearby, taking up with a three-legged dog and a sweet, grossly fat, high-school girl. Occasionally Raymondo intervenes in his son's lives, once biting Felipe's arm so it withers, to prevent the boy from being of...


A Diving Rock on the Hudson
Henry Roth
0312140851
March 1996
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Even those who haven't read the late Roth's previous two books in this series (Mercy of a Rude Stream and A Diving Rock on the Hudson) will be profoundly affected by this third installment in the life of Roth's alter ego, Ira Stigman. A rich, provocative portrait of a mind in turmoil and a soul in torment, it is recalled, like the earlier books, both through the eyes of the young Stigman and through the musings of his now elderly self to his computer, called Ecclesias. The slum-raised Ira continues his friendship with Larry Gordon, who has introduced him to the refinements of an upper-middle-class Jewish milieu. Larry's lover, poet and CCNY professor Edith Welles (aka Eda Lou Walton), initiates Ira into the even more rarefied world of New York intellectuals and literati in the 1920s (Margaret Mead, Louise Bogan,...

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