Jews Without Money: A Novel

Jews Without Money: A Novel

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Jews Without Money: A Novel by Michael Gold

As a writer and political activist in early-twentieth-century America, Michael Gold was an important presence on the American cultural scene for more than three decades. Beginning in the 1920s his was a powerful journalistic voice for social change and human rights, and Jews Without Money—the author's only novel—is a passionate record of the times. First published in 1930, this fictionalized autobiography offered an unusually candid look at the thieves, gangsters, and ordinary citizens who struggled against brutal odds in lower East Side Manhattan. Like Henry Roth's Call It Sleep and Abraham Cahan's The Rise and Fall of David Levinsky, Jews Without Money is a literary landmark of the Jewish experience.

Michael Gold (1893–1967) was born in New York City, where later he wrote for radical journals and newspapers such as New Masses and The Liberator. Jews Without Money has been translated in more than fourteen countries, including Germany, where the novel was employed against Nazi propaganda.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786713455
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Publication date: 04/09/2004
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 508,752
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

Michael Gold (1893–1967) was born in New York City, where later he wrote for radical journals and newspapers such as New Masses and The Liberator. Jews Without Money has been translated in more than fourteen countries, including Germany, where the novel was employed against Nazi propaganda.

Table of Contents

Introduction1
Author's Note9
Chapter 1.Fifty Cents a Night13
Chapter 2.How Babies Are Made25
Chapter 3.A Gang of Little Yids36
Chapter 4.Summer Toadstools50
Chapter 5.Did God Make Bedbugs61
Chapter 6.The Miser and the Bum73
Chapter 7.The Golden Bear81
Chapter 8.The Promised Bride89
Chapter 9.Sam Kravitz, That Thief100
Chapter 10.A House Painter's Tears111
Chapter 11.The Gangster's Mother125
Chapter 12.Mushrooms in Bronx Park141
Chapter 13.Jews and Christians156
Chapter 14.Buffalo Bill and the Messiah174
Chapter 15.The Saint of the Umbrella Store191
Chapter 16.How to Become a Millionaire206
Chapter 17.Two Doctors225
Chapter 18.The Soul of the Landlord241
Chapter 19.The Young Avengers259
Chapter 20.Blood Money269
Chapter 21.Bananas288
Chapter 22.The Job Hunt303

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