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The Resource The Jew of New York, Ben Katchor

The Jew of New York, Ben Katchor

Label
The Jew of New York
Title
The Jew of New York
Statement of responsibility
Ben Katchor
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1825, Mordecai Noah, a New York politician and amateur playwright possessed of a utopian vision, summoned all the lost tribes of Israel to an island near Buffalo in the hope of establishing a Jewish state. His failed plan, a mere footnote in Jewish-American history, is the starting point for Ben Katchor's brilliantly imagined epic that unfolds on the streets of New York a few years later. A disgraced kosher slaughterer, an importer of religious articles and women's hosiery, a pilgrim peddling soil from the Holy Land, a latter-day Kabbalist, a man with plans to carbonate Lake Erie--these are just some of the characters who move through Katchor's universe, their lives interwoven in a common struggle to settle into the New World even as it erupts into a financial frenzy that could as easily leave them bankrupt as carry them into the future
Summary
In 1825, a New York politician and playwright tries to establish a Jewish state on an island near Buffalo
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Illustration
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 1999
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
120450
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Katchor, Ben
Dewey number
741.5/973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN6727.K28
LC item number
J48 1998
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Noah, M. M.
  • Jews
  • Comic books, strips, etc.
  • Comic books, strips, etc
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
The Jew of New York, Ben Katchor
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocm39045229
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
97 p.
Isbn
9780375700972
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
98023996
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)39045229
Label
The Jew of New York, Ben Katchor
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocm39045229
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
97 p.
Isbn
9780375700972
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
98023996
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)39045229

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