O My America!: A Novel

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Syracuse University Press, 1995 - Fiction - 286 pages
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A novel which begins with protagonist Ezra Slavin's unexpected death and then follows on with a reminiscence of his tempestuous career as a first-generation writer, teacher and radical. A particularly strong episode is that of the memorial service, with its unexpected speaker.
 

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
21
Section 3
38
Section 4
53
Section 5
67
Section 6
72
Section 7
90
Section 8
99
Section 9
105
Section 10
130
Section 11
144
Section 12
166
Section 13
190
Section 14
221
Section 15
259
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About the author (1995)

Writer Johanna Kaplan was born in 1942 in New York City. She attended New York University and Columbia University. She taught emotionally disturbed children and was a contributor to Commentary and Harper's Magazine. Kaplan's works have been praised for its accuracy with respect to the feel of New York City and the lives of Jewish refugees in America. In 1976, her collection of short stories, Other People's Lives, was nominated for the National Book Award and won the Jewish Book Award.

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