The Family Moskat: A Novel

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Macmillan, Apr 3, 2007 - Fiction - 611 pages
13 Reviews

The vanished way of life of Eastern European Jews in the early part of the twentieth century is the subject of this extraordinary novel. All the strata of this complex society were populated by powerfully individual personalities, and the whole community pulsated with life and vitality. The affairs of the patriarchal Meshulam Moskat and the unworldly Asa Heshel Bannet provide the center of the book, but its real focus is the civilization that was destroyed forever in the gas chambers of the Second World War.

 

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Review: The Family Moskat

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A sad story about sad people in a sad time. The book starts out slow but gets better around 150 pages in. The book ultimately has no plot, so if you're already familiar with the setting, its a bit ... Read full review

Review: The Family Moskat

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This is another brilliant novel by Singer, though it is a tough read. It felt a lot like reading Tolstoy with Jewish wit thrown in. The middle part was hard to get through, but the last 150 pages or ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
65
Section 3
79
Section 4
88
Section 5
133
Section 6
163
Section 7
191
Section 8
206
Section 17
348
Section 18
357
Section 19
383
Section 20
388
Section 21
420
Section 22
424
Section 23
473
Section 24
499

Section 9
218
Section 10
227
Section 11
243
Section 12
257
Section 13
264
Section 14
288
Section 15
333
Section 16
340
Section 25
510
Section 26
519
Section 27
536
Section 28
549
Section 29
554
Section 30
566
Section 31
579
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Isaac Bashevis Singer (1904-91) was the author of many novels, stories, and children's books. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1978.

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