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Call it Sleep
By Henry Roth

Call it Sleep

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Call it Sleep by Henry Roth

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David Schearl arrives in New York in his mother's arms to begin his new life as an immigrant in the 'Golden Land'. David is hated by his father - an angry, violent man unable to find his niche in the New World - but is fiercely loved and protected by his Yiddish-speaking mother. An innovative, multi-lingual novel, Call It Sleep subtly interweaves the overwhelming love between a mother and son with the terrors and anxieties David experiences, as he seeks to find his own identity amidst the cultural disarray of early twentieth-century America.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780141188652
ISBN-10: 0141188650
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 26mm)
Pages: 464
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Mercy of a Rude Stream by Henry Roth Mercy of a Rude Stream, Hardback (September 2014)

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American Type by Henry Roth American Type, Paperback (August 2011)

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Requiem for Harlem by Henry Roth Requiem for Harlem, Paperback (May 1999)

The internationally-acclaimed, definitive account of immigrant life in early-twentieth century New York.

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Author Biography - Henry Roth

Henry Roth (1906-1995) was born in the Austro-Hungarian province of Galitzia. He probably landed on Elis Island in 1909, and began his life in New York on the Lower East Side, in the slums where Call It Sleep is set. He is the author as well of Shifting Landscapes, a collection of essays, and the Mercy of a Rude Stream tetralogy. Alfred Kazin (1915-98), was an American critic. His first book, On Native Grounds (1942), is a critical study of American prose literature from Howells to Faulkner. Later essay collections include The Inmost Leaf (1955), Contemporaries (1962), Bright Book of Life (1973), An American Procession (1984), Writing Was Everything (1995), and God & the American Writer (1997).

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