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The Land of Eighteen Dreams
     

The Land of Eighteen Dreams

by Lawrence J. Epstein
 

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The Land of Eighteen Dreams is an episodic novel made up of chronologically-connected stories, each of which is self-contained. All are in the form of a narrative by Lily Siegel, who uses each incident to describe her relationship with her grandfather, Benjamin Kagan. Benjamin describes his life and, in doing so, simultaneously offers the wider story of American Jews

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The Land of Eighteen Dreams is an episodic novel made up of chronologically-connected stories, each of which is self-contained. All are in the form of a narrative by Lily Siegel, who uses each incident to describe her relationship with her grandfather, Benjamin Kagan. Benjamin describes his life and, in doing so, simultaneously offers the wider story of American Jews over the last century, and distills the inherited folk wisdom of Eastern European Jews.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781614348726
Publisher:
BookLocker.com, Inc.
Publication date:
01/31/2012
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.53(d)

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Lawrence J. Epstein is a former professor of English. He taught courses in writing and Jewish Thought and is the author of such books as The Haunted Smile: The Story of Jewish Comedians in America and At the Edge of a Dream, about Jewish immigrants on the Lower East Side.

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