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The Imported Bridegroom and Other Stories

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In this timeless collection, Abraham Cahan describes in lush detail the life and times of the Jewish immigrant in turn-of-the-century New York City. The chronicles of life and death, dreams both real and unfulfilled, and the endless challenges of faith are all presented as a testament to American life.
Paperback, 256 pages
Published March 1st 1996 by Signet Classics (first published February 4th 1898)
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Diana
Feb 29, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Mah, la quarta di copertina lo spacciava per un gioiellino di humor yiddish, io invece l'ho trovato solo un romanzo con molte potenzialità non sfruttate, sbrigativo e poco accattivante.
La storia potrebbe essere davvero interessante e molto divertente, ma l'autore passa nel giro di pochi paragrafi da una sostanziale indifferenza tra i protagonisti (la ricca figlia di un ebreo newyorkese e lo studioso di Talmud arrivato dalla vecchia Europa appositamente per sposarla) ad un amore travolgente, con
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Telemmaite
Apr 09, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The story is rewarding, but not satisfying. Cahan masterfully depicts the transition of the imported bridegroom from a prodigy to yet another American. In this process, Flora, who is said to be "the only one who read Dickens" at the beginning, becomes an outsider. Depictions of Azkiel's hometown and the Jewish Synagogue is a result of the author's reflections. Scenes are carefully crafted to detail, which increases the dramatic tension of the plot. The plot itself is interesting and creative. Ne ...more
El
Jun 02, 2011 marked it as to-read
Shelves: pause-button
The food poisoning knocked this one out of my field of interest at the moment. Will return to it later.
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Abraham "Abe" Cahan was a Lithuanian-born Jewish-American socialist newspaper editor, novelist, and politician.

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