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SET IN RURAL HUNGARY at the turn of the twentieth century and never before translated into English, Azarel chronicles the rebellious doings of young Gyuri, son of a rabbi in a modern Jewish sect. Papa Jeremiah, the paternal grandfather and an Orthodox fanatic, believes that by consorting and living with "pagans" whose "hirelings" they were, his son and his followers are he...more
Published 2005 (first published 1937)
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Een korte roman (226 p) over een Joods-Hongaars gezin aan het begin van de vorige eeuw.

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Een rabbijn en zijn vrouw staan hun derde kind af aan de godsdienstwaanzinnige vader van de rabbijn. De grootvader en zijn kleinzoon, Gyuri, wonen in een tentje en houden zich bezig met bidden en zich reinigen voor het gebed.
Omdat Gyuri alle rituelen waaraan zijn grootvader doet en hemzelf blootstelt niet begrijpt, en hem bovendien niets uitgelegd wordt, verzint hij van alles om de dingen die om hem...more
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This is a beautifully written book, and I feel fortunate to be able to read it, considering that it was not available for 65 years and nearly disappeared in the Holocaust.
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