The ruthlessly engrossing and beautifully rendered story of the Brodskys, a family of artists who realize, too late, one elemental truth: Creation’s. “Mansbach has a talent for writing full, memorable characters that seem untidy and complex [his] prose crackles with insight. The End of the Jews spans three . Mansbach (Angry Black White Boy, , etc.) searchingly examines the fraught relations between Jews and gentiles, blacks and whites, men.
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About The End of the Jews The ruthlessly engrossing and beautifully rendered story of the Brodskys, a family of artists who realize, too late, one elemental truth: The book is full of moments like that. I thought the title was fitting.
Mar 17, Pages Buy. This witty drama reminds me of a movie Woody Allen would make, since it addresses estranged Jewish Just finished this book, and I must say, Mansbach has a true gift for language and for creating a compelling plot.
It’s a page turner, although maybe a bit slow to get into. The Woman Who Walked into Doors. 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 env own.
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Mansbach nails the itchy resentment embedded in the symbiotic relationship between artist and subject—the four characters often find their inspiration in each other and in their continued failure to connect. So I never actually finished this book. Retrieved 20 November Nina Hricek, a driven young Czech photographer escapes from behind the Iron Iews with a group of black musicians only to find herself trapped yet again, this time in a doomed love affair.
Adam Mansbach’s recent horror action thrillers betrayed a literary skills and credentials, but this book really brought home just how well the man can write. Strong, well drawn, compassionate characters propel the narrative. Dec 15, Kim rated it really liked it. 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.
Apr 30, Elliot Ratzman rated it liked it.
The character depictions were absolutely interesting, sometimes relatable, sometimes dark, and often both. In the end, their stories converge and the survival of each requires the sacrifice of another. A very strong novel. Hardcoverpages. One can hear the old man, clearing his throat of phlegm and shaking is head and saying “It’s the end of the Jews.
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. The author possesses a powerful control of language, a refined imagination and an extrodinary empathy.
The End of the Jews
As a provocative, masterfully written exploration adm cultural identity, it rightfully earns itself a place on shelves and coffee tables worldwide. But it spends more time examining the creative process and the shifting landscape of the American Jewish Diaspora.
That’s the simplest way to explain the greatness of this story. This en novel traces the rise and plateau-ing of two Jewish writers: And finally, Tris Freedman, grandson of Tristan and lover of Nina, a graffiti artist and unanchored revolutionary, cannibalizes his family history to feed his muse. There’s no joy, no light-footedness, no soar, no delight. It celebrates the exuberance of youth and tenderly acknowledges the difficulties of aging as Tristan’s mind and body begin to fail him.
Oct 14, AnonymousReaderPerson rated it really liked it. The Cake Tree in the Ruins.
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Go the Fuck to Sleep. A funny and insightful book about identity and family that you just can’t put down. The ruthlessly engrossing and beautifully rendered story of the Brodskys, a family of artists who realize, too late, one elemental truth: Retrieved 26 January It deals heavily with cultural and ethnic identity, racial politics, authenticity, talent, love and family A Ladder to the Sky.
I felt like a family friend by the end of the book. I mean it wasn’t bad bad, like poorly written or full of typos and plot holes or whatever. Adam Mansbach succeeds, brilliantly. It could have used better editing. This page was last edited on 8 Novemberat Glimpses of the Moon.
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To view it, click here. The Splendor Before the Dark. Its timeline interweaving narrative is sprawling, ambitious and competent, putting one in mind of such generational epics as Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, although not quite as amazing.