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 ...Show synopsisDavid 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.Hide synopsis
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Henry Roth apparently had one great book in him and this is it. Not all slum kids were tough guys. Some were sensitive and introspective. There are two themes in this novel. First.a magnificent description of life on the New York's Lower East Side. Second, the story of a sad little boy his loving protective mother and his violent authoritarian father. All of this is set in a context of Jewish tradition confronting the alien American culture. Roth's book is deeply rooted in personal experience and writing it must have been at once cathartic and extremely painful. Highly recommended.
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