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The Resource For the relief of unbearable urges, Nathan Englander

For the relief of unbearable urges, Nathan Englander

Label
For the relief of unbearable urges
Title
For the relief of unbearable urges
Statement of responsibility
Nathan Englander
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Stories on being Jewish set in various parts of the world. In the title story, a sex-starved husband in New York is authorized by his rabbi to visit a prostitute, In This Way We Are Wise is on the nonchalant attitude of the inhabitants of Jerusalem to terrorism, while Reb Kringle is on a Jew who works as Santa Claus in a department store
Summary
One of the most stunning literary debuts of our time, these energized, irreverent, and deliciously inventive stories introduce an astonishing new talent. In the collection's hilarious title story, a Hasidic man gets a special dispensation from his rabbi to see a prostitute. "The wig" takes an aging wigmaker and makes her, for a single moment, beautiful. In "The tumblers," Englander envisions a group of Polish Jews herded toward a train bound for the death camps and, in a deft, imaginative twist, turns them into acrobats tumbling out of harm's way
Storyline
Writing style
Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2000.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 1999
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
002294
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
For the relief of unbearable urges, Nathan Englander
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • In this way we are wise
  • The twenty-seventh man
  • The tumblers
  • Reunion
  • The wig
  • The gilgul of Park Avenue
  • Reb Kringle
  • The last one way
  • For the relief of unbearable urges
Control code
ocm39756396
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
205 pages
Isbn
9780375704437
Lccn
98041727
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)39756396
Label
For the relief of unbearable urges, Nathan Englander
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • In this way we are wise
  • The twenty-seventh man
  • The tumblers
  • Reunion
  • The wig
  • The gilgul of Park Avenue
  • Reb Kringle
  • The last one way
  • For the relief of unbearable urges
Control code
ocm39756396
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
205 pages
Isbn
9780375704437
Lccn
98041727
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)39756396

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