On This Side Nothing, by Alex Comfort
The search for a modem mythos through which to exhibit man’s fate with a simplicity and austerity equal to that achieved by the Greeks has led Mr. Comfort to use the ghetto and the perennial exile of the Jew as universal symbols. The result is a remarkable book: remarkable in that the author, writing with convincing terseness and vividness about Jews and the ghetto of an unnamed North African city, is not a Jew and has never seen North Africa; remarkable above all for the force of its statement of the contemporary dilemma, though it carries implications that will be accepted by neither Jew nor Gentile.
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