The Prince Of West End Avenue
In the Emma Lazarus retirement home in uptown Manhattan, the Jewish inmates embark on a chaotic, bitchy production of Hamlet.
Comedy and tragedy combine as our hero, Otto Korner, directs his quirky, libidinous fellow residents in the play and looks back over his adventures in Germany, Zurich, (where he met Lenin and inadvertently invented Dada), Auschwitz and America.
Winner of the National Jewish Book Award and finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - antao - LibraryThing
The English Language is the star here. Isler's command of the English language implies a certain flair and panache, which is quite above-average. I detected several words which I had never heard ... Read full review
THE PRINCE OF WEST END AVENUEUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Memories of past sorrow and misspent passion come unbidden to an elderly Holocaust survivor in this elegant novel, when a woman bearing a resemblance to an old love joins the staff at a retirement ... Read full review