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by Adam Mansbach
Adam Mansbach succeeds, brilliantly. The End of the Jews is an intense, painful, poignant book. Set against some of the great events of the 20th century - Mansbach brings off some extraordinary scene. nique.
Adam Mansbach succeeds, brilliantly. A stirring panoramic snapshot. The ambition and artfulness in the the novel’s pages earns it the right to be part of the same conversation as Call It Sleep and The Ghost Writer. Washington City Paper
I have a weird relationship with Adam Mansbach's books
Oct 12, 2014 Oriana rated it it was ok. Shelves: read-2014, r. I have a weird relationship with Adam Mansbach's books. I, like most people, first heard of him when Go the Fuck to Sleep took the entire literary world of those under 2 and over 35 by firestorm
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Each member of the mercurial clan in Adam Mansbach’s bold new novel faces the impossible choice between the people they love and the art that sustains them.
Also by adam mansbach. Already some of the most prominent men in America are Jews. Already we have Bernard Baruch, Felix Frankfurter, Groucho Marx, the good half of Mayor La Guardia. Already we have Hank Greenberg, the best first baseman in the history of baseball. Already we have Tristan Brodsky, cutting past the rising smells of soup pots and gefilte fish: fifteen years old, the sum total of five thousand years of Jewry, one week into City College, a mind on him like a diamond cutter.
Mansbach wrote the "children's book for adults" Go the Fuck to Sleep. Mansbach, Adam (2008). The end of the Jews : a novel. New York: Spiegel & Grau. Other books Mansbach has written include Angry Black White Boy, a San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2005, and The End of the Jews (for which he won the California Book Award for fiction in 2008).
That is the vision of The End of the Jews, Adam Mansbach’s smart and cynical new novel, which dramatizes the literary host-parasite relationship through the story of a single family. At its center are two dueling Tristans, grandfather and grandson, both writers. Tristan Brodsky - named not for Wagner’s opera, we’re told, but for a brand of sweaters his father peddled from a pushcart - is a member of the striving first generation of children of New York Jewish immigrants.
Adam Mansbach's latest novel, The End of the Jews, was published in March 2008 by Spiegel & Grau/Doubleday.
Go the F k to Sleep is a bedtime book for parents who live in the real world, where a few snoozing kitties and cutesy rhymes don't always send a toddler sailing blissfully off to dreamland. Profane, affectionate, and radically honest, it captures the familiar-and s of putting your little angel down for the night. Each member of the mercurial clan in Adam Mansbach's bold new novel faces the impossible choice between the people they love and the art that sustains them. The End of the Jews" offers all the rewards of the traditional family epic, but Mansbach's irreverent wit and rich, kinetic prose shed new light on the genre.
An excerpt from The End of the Jews. CHAPTER ONE. Tristan Brodsky jogs across the block, toward his building, sidestepping the rotten produce the fruit-and-vegetable men pitch toward the gutters as they close up shop. He is late for a dinner table he will be the first to vacate, but Tristan's ears still perk, listening for the slaps and shouts that herald stickball. Tristan is a two-sewer man. Books related to The End of the Jews. Tristan Brodsky, sprung from the asphalt of the depression-era Bronx, goes on to become one of the swaggering Jewish geniuses who remakes American culture while slowly suffocating his poet wife, who harbors secrets of her own. Nina Hricek, a driven young Czech photographer escapes from behind the Iron Curtain with a group of black musicians only to find herself trapped yet again, this time in a doomed love affair.