When Leslie Braverman passes away at the early age of 41, four of his closest friends are reunited on an odyssey through the streets of Brooklyn in a beat-up Volkswagen searching for the funeral parlor. In a series of fits, starts and wrong-turns, the comedic banter that suffuses the journey of these four Jewish proponents of New Criticism and little-magazine writing is quietly transformed into a quest for the intellectual, emotional and sentimental aura of the past.
The basis for the 1968 movie "Bye Bye Braverman," "To An Early Grave" is a testament to the exuberant inventiveness of Wallace Markfield's writing.
|Publisher:||Dalkey Archive Press|
|Edition description:||1ST DALKEY|
|Product dimensions:||5.44(w) x 7.91(h) x 0.71(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Wallace Markfield (1926-2002) was one of the most important Jewish-American writers of the twentieth century. His novelTo an Early Grave was adapted into the filmBye, Bye Braverman, directed by Sidney Lumet, and he was also the author ofTeitlebaum's Window, You Could Live If They Let You, and Radical Surgery.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a bittersweet novel, filled with ironic wisdom and humor. It is a work which readers I know specially love, and read over and over again. Highly recommended.