Mercy of a Rude Stream: A Star Shines Over Mt. Morris Park
Mercy of a Rude Stream marks the astonishing return of Henry Roth, sixty years after the publication of his classic novel Call it Sleep. A book of time, memory, and desire, this new novel is set in the New York of World War I: a colorful vibrant, carelessly brutal city where an immigrant boy, Ira Stigmanm is coming of age. Like Joyce's Stephen Dedalus, Ira begins to discover the genius and the burden of his imagination, as he takes his first tentative steps toward adulthood.
A contempoary of the great modernist writers, Roth is being rediscovered by a new generation of readers.
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MERCY OF A RUDE STREAMUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Sixty years after the classic Call It Sleep, Roth, quite astoundingly, is back inside the consciousness of a Jewish immigrant boy in New York before WW 1—continuing, though with differences, the ... Read full review
Mercy of a rude streamUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
After nearly six decades of silence, Roth, whose only previous novel, Call It Sleep (1934), has been hailed as one of the classics of 20th-century American literature, returns with proof that his ... Read full review
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A Star Shines Over Mt. Morris Park: Mercy Of A Rude Stream, Volume 1
No preview available - 2015