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Isaac Rosenfeld

Isaac Rosenfeld

All faces, coins, and questions have two sides, there is concave and convex, and what man isn’t a Janushead? This being topology it holds good...

Gentleman George by Isaac Rosenfeld Keep the Aspidistra Flying. By George Orwell. Harcourt, Brace. 248 pp. $3.75. It is strange that the fair, bland, decent, fresh-butter wholesome Orwell...

Broadway “Meshuggene” The Late Risers. by Bernard Wolfe. Random House. 303 pp. $3.50.   The Late Risers is all about Broadway—show girls, call girls, con men, publicity agents, actors, actresses,...

The Abusable Past The Worcester Account. by S. N. Behrman. Random House. 239 pp. $3.50.   If we let S. N. Behrman get away with a species of murder in...

The Syntax of Non-Existence Guignol’s Band. by Louis-Ferdinand Celine. New Directions. 287 pp. $5.00.   Though it’s a rather tall order, syntactical analysis being what it is, an examination of...

There was a time when there was no such thing as children’s literature—children read what they found on their parents’ bookshelves. Today children’s reading is...

Since its first publication in 1917, Abraham Cahan’s The Rise of David Levinsky has had the status of a minor classic, part of the American...

From This He Makes a Living? Bella, Bella Kissed a Fella. By Arthur Kober. Random House. 206 pp. $2.75.   The stereotypes of Jews which I dislike the most are...

In much of his recent thinking and writing, Isaac Rosenfeld has been preoccupied with tracing the interrelation of deep instinctual drives, politics, and religion in...

On the Horizon welcomes informal explorations—i.e., kibbitzes—on matters high and low. Here the novelist Isaac Rosenfeld, pondering “Jewish bacon,” is led into some speculations on...

Unease in Zion Roads to Zion: Four Centuries of Travelers’ Reports. Translated by I. M. Lask and Edited by Kurt Wilhelm. Schocken Books. 117 pp. $1.50. (Schocken Library...

Images of a Lost World Polish Jews: A Pictorial Record by Roman Vishniac. Introduction by Abraham J. Heschel. Schocken Books.17 pp. + 31 plates. $3.75. The Vanished World. by Raphael...