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A Star Shines Over Mt. Morris Park: Mercy Of A Rude Stream Volume 1

A Star Shines Over Mt. Morris Park: Mercy Of A Rude Stream Volume 1 (Paperback)

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'A landmark of the American literary century' Boston GlobeSixty years after the publication of his great modernist masterpiece, Call It Sleep, Henry Roth returned with Mercy of a Rude Stream - a sequence of four internationally-acclaimed epic novels of immigrant life in early-twentieth century New York.In Henry Roth's extraordinary novel we are introduced to Ira Stigman and his dazzlingly-evoked immigrant world of New York's Jewish Harlem. It is 1914 and the news of the outbreak of war is the first of many events to impinge on Ira's life and that of his family. Here is a boy struggling with racism, with his raging and unpredictable father, with the unsettling emergence of sexuality and with a world in the grip of momentous change. 'The literary comeback of the century' Vanity Fair'As unquenchably vibrant with life as the immigrants whose existence it commemorates' Sunday Times 'A dynamic and moving event . . . a stirring portrait of a vanished culture . . . a poignant chapter in the life-drama of a unique American writer' Newsweek'Although it is sixty years since a new novel by Mr Roth last hit the bookshelves, it has been worth the wait' The Economist'Fresh and touching' Wall Street Journal'A precision of detail which brings the sounds from the tenements, the heat of the sidewalk steaming off the pages' Sunday Express 'A meticulous evocation of a now-distant episode of the American experience' New York Times Book ReviewMercy of a Rude Stream: The Complete Novels includes 1) A Star Shines Over Mt. Morris Park2) A Diving Rock on the Hudson3) From Bondage4) Requiem for Harlem.

Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Orion Publishing Co Publication Date: 01/02/1995 ISBN-13: 9781857992236  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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In 1994 Henry Roth broke his sixty-year literary silence following his classic novel CALL IT SLEEP, with the publication of volume one of MERCY OF A RUDE STREAM, called A STAR SHINES OVER MT. MORRIS PARK. This four-volume series was hailed as 'unsurpassable' in the annals of twentieth-century American literature. Henry Roth died aged 89 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in October 1995.

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