9780815609551

The Day My Mother Cried and Other Stories (Library of Modern Jewish Literature)

William D. Kaufman

ISBN 10: 0815609558 / 0-8156-0955-8
ISBN 13: 9780815609551
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Publication Date: 2010
Binding: Hardcover
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The lasting charm of Kaufman s stories lies in a delightful mix of personal incidents and observations set against an anchoring backdrop of cultural tradition. His new collection is filled with tales from his parents homeland in the Ukraine, his own childhood reminiscences, and his adult travels. We watch the young author forced alongside every Jewish boy on the block to emulate Yehudi Menuhin on a ten-dollar violin with a moldy bow until the boy is spared by an innate lack of talent and his father s judgment of his concert: Enough is enough is more than enough. Kaufman is carefully attuned to the awkwardness of adulthood as well as to that of early adolescence. In Interlude in Bangkok, his narrator scours the city for a synagogue while pursued by a prostitute. Later he and a friend encounter Greta Garbo in a museum café and are too frightened to approach her. I am not she, intones the mysterious movie star, and in his own way, Kaufman says that of himself in these stories through an autobiographical narrator whose memories take on resonant, literary shapes in their retelling.

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Book Description: Syracuse University Press, United States, 2010. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 229 x 152 mm. Brand New Book. Kaufman s voice is original, kindhearted, and funny. ---Jewish Week With a sharp wit, detail, and a colorful life to draw experiences from, Kaufman has written a winner that epitomizes the oddities found in Jewish life. ---Association of Jewish Libraries Newsletter Kaufman, with a crisp voice, tempered charm, and good old fashioned cheek, masterfully brings to the page vivid and delightful portraits of those characters who made such rich and firm impressions on the already colorful fabric of his formative years. A late bloomer he may be, but William Kaufman and his collection were well worth the wait. ---Moment MagazineThe lasting charm of Kaufman s stories lies in a delightful mix of personal incidents and observations set against an anchoring back drop of cultural tradition. His new collection is filled with tales from his parents homeland in the Ukraine, his own childhood reminiscences, and his adult travels.We watch the young author forced alongside every Jewish boy on the block to emulate Yehudi Menuhin on a ten-dollar violin with a moldy bow until the boy isspared by an innate lack of talent and his father s judgment of his concert: Enough is enough is more than enough. Kaufman is carefully attuned to the awkwardness of adulthood as well as to that of early adolescence. In Interlude in Bangkok, his narrator scours the city for a synagogue while pursued by a prostitute. Later he and a friend encounter Greta Garbo in a museum cafe and are too frightened to approach her Aware of their intrigue, the mysterious movie star intones, I am not she ; Kaufman, in his own way, says that of himself in these stories through an autobiographical narrator whose memories take on resonant, literary shapes in their retelling. Bookseller Inventory # AAN9780815609551

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