Weinstock among the dying: a novel

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Zoland Books, 1993 - Fiction - 303 pages
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Martin Weinstock, a poetry professor at Harvard University, must come to terms with his upbringing as the adopted son of his biological aunt and uncle, who were German Jewish immigrants, and mourn his adopted mother's death

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Poet Blumenthal, former director of Creative Writing at Harvard, lampoons that university's hallowed halls and the oddballs who roam them in his fictional debut—a lascivious and witty but all-too ... Read full review

Weinstock among the dying: a novel

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Poet Blumenthal's morbidly funny though often contrived first novel is the angst-laden story of poet Martin Weinstock, a mournful Lothario appointed to Thanatos U. (read: Harvard)--a place, he says ... Read full review

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Michael Blumenthal is the author, most recently, of the memoir All My Mothers and Fathers (Harper Collins, 2002), and of Dusty Angel (BOA Editions, 1999), his sixth book of poems. His novel Weinstock Among the Dying, which won Hadassah Magazine's Harold U. Ribelow Prize for the best work of Jewish fiction in l994, and his collection of essays from Central Europe, When History Enters the House, was published in l998. He has lived at taught at universities in Hungary, Israel, Germany and France, mostly as a Fulbright Fellow. In 2004-2005, he holds the Acuff Chair of Excellence in the Creative Arts at Austin Peay State University in Tennessee. He spends his summers in a small village near the shores of Lake Balaton in Hungary.

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