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Inside the Hornet's Head An Anthology of Jewish American Writing

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ISBN-10: 1560257407

ISBN-13: 9781560257400

Edition: N/A

Authors: Jerome Charyn

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When compiler Jerome Charyn first read Saul Bellow's "The Adventures of Augie March, a world of letters opened up to him. It was his first exposure to the full potential of language, rendered breathlessly. In those pages he felt the terror and delight and buzz and ceaseless clatter of the inside of a hornet's head. Here, he shares with us nineteen stories, including one from "Augie March, that evoke similar feelings of passion and pain and joy. Selected from some of America's most celebrated Jewish writers, as well as a few lesser known ones, "Inside the Hornet's Head is a moving, daring, appealing, and indispensable work.
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 10/26/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Jerome Charyn was born in the Bronx, New York, in 1937. An author who primarily writes detective stories, Charyn's novels contain a wide array of characters ranging form a gorgeous, headstrong double agent to a greedy, corrupt lawyer. Charyn chronicles the life of Isaac Sidel El Caballo, the Mayor of New York City, in over half a dozen books, including El Bronx, Little Angel Street, Marilyn the Wild, and The Good Policeman. Among his latest novels is The Secret Life of emily Dickinson. The story is told from her point of view and incorporates both historical and fictional characters to tell what she may have been like. His next work was entitled Under the Eye of God. Widely translated,…    

Grandma Lausch: from The Adventures of Augie March
Cunt Crazy: from Portnoy's Complaint
The Guest: from Criers and Kibitzers, Kibitzers and Criers
In Dreams Begin Responsibilities: from In Dreams Begin Responsibilities
Hester Street: from Red Ribbon on a White Horse
City Boy: from Going Places
Levitation: from Levitation: Five Fictions
Goodbye and Good Luck: from The Little Disturbances of Man
Death in Miami Beach: from The Age of Happy Problems
The Cellar: from Call It Sleep
The History of Them All: from Beautiful Losers
No Kaddish for Weinstein: from Without Feathers
The Magic Barrel: from The Magic Barrel
I Stand Here Ironing: from Tell Me a Riddle
Kaddish parts 1, 3, and 4: from Kaddish
The Little Goat: from Haunch Paunch and Jowl
Letter from Mogilev: from The Dark Lady from Belorusse
The American Sun & Wind Moving Picture Company: from News from the New American Diaspora nd Other Tales of Exile
Escape from Civilization: from The Collected Stories
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