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LibraryThing Review

User Review  - ffortsa - LibraryThing

This is a classic story of immigrants, people who take the chance of not only a new country but a new way of life. Albert has come to New York City from rural eastern Europe, and when the book opens ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - Citizenjoyce - LibraryThing

Such a fascinating study of Jewish immigrants to the US in the early 1900's. What a shame it was marred with an obsession with sex. There's a reason I stopped watching Woody Allen movies after he ... Read full review

Review: Call it Sleep

User Review  - Leonard - Goodreads

In Call It Sleep, David Schearl, the son of Eastern European Jewish immigrants, straddles between his Yiddish background and the American culture. The dialogues in the novel—Yiddish written in prose ... Read full review

Review: Call it Sleep

User Review  - Kirsten - Goodreads

I enjoyed this child's-eye-view of the slums of what is now known as Alphabet City. David and his family are Jewish immigrants from Austria. I especially liked how Roth captured all the accents and ... Read full review

Review: Call it Sleep

User Review  - Ryan - Goodreads

This book produces a great modernist style, characterization, lyricality, and expression of cultures coming into contact with each other with stream of conciousness there's no reason this book shouldn ... Read full review

Review: Call it Sleep

User Review  - Kate Levin - Goodreads

People like this book for all kinds of reasons. Most important to me has always been that Roth is really good at rendering what it's like to be a scared kid, especially how painful it is to become aware of things one was happier not knowing. Read full review


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