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Call It Sleep

Roth, Henry (Book - 2005)
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Baker & Taylor
An imaginative young boy, David Schearl grows up and comes of age in a candid portrayal of Jewish life in the immigrant tenements of New York, in a novel first published in 1934. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave
When Henry Roth published his debut novel Call It Sleep in 1934, it was greeted with considerable critical acclaim though, in those troubled times, lackluster sales. Only with its paperback publication thirty years later did this novel receive the recognition it deserves—--and still enjoys. Having sold-to-date millions of copies worldwide, Call It Sleep is the magnificent story of David Schearl, the “dangerously imaginative” child coming of age in the slums of New York.


Blackwell North Amer
When Henry Roth published his debut novel Call It Sleep in 1934, it was greeted with considerable critical acclaim, though, in those troubled times, lackluster sales. Only with its paperback publication thirty years later did this novel receive the recognition it deserves - and still enjoys. Having sold to date millions of copies worldwide, Call It Sleep is the story of David Schearl, the "dangerously imaginative" child coming of age in the slums of New York.

Authors: Roth, Henry
Statement of Responsibility: Henry Roth ; with an introduction by Alfred Kazin and an afterword by Hana Wirth-Nesher
Title: Call it sleep
Publisher: New York : Picador, 2005, c1934
Characteristics: xx, 9-462 p. ; 21 cm.
Notes: Copyright renewed 1962
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references
Found in: Lower East Side Heritage Collection (Seward Park Branch)
ISBN: 0312424124
Branch Call Number: FIC R
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Author: Henry Roth
Areas Featured: Lower East Side
"While many buildings in the Lower East Side have been keenly preserved, and places like the Tenement Museum keep the history of a neighborhood known for so long as "The Jewish Lower East Side" in our cultural consciousness, the ... Read More »

The experiences of an Austrian-Jewish family living on the Lower East Side in the early 20th century.

David Schearl, the child of Jewish immigrants in the early
the 20th Century, interweaves the story of the love between
his mother and himself, the terrors of his relationship with
his father, and the anxieties his search for identity.


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Apr 03, 2012
  • Stevenarntson rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I mentioned this title as part of an ongoing review series called "Literary Counterparts."

http://www.stevenarntson.com/2012/04/literary-counterparts-doubleroth.html

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