A House with Seven Windows: Short Stories

A House with Seven Windows Short Stories A House with Seven Windows by Kadya Molodowsky is the famed Yiddish poet s only collection of short stories Written in simple prose these stories are subtle portraits tragic comic bittersweet alway

  • Title: A House with Seven Windows: Short Stories
  • Author: Kadya Molodowsky Leah Schoolnik
  • ISBN: 9780815608455
  • Page: 437
  • Format: Paperback
  • A House with Seven Windows by Kadya Molodowsky is the famed Yiddish poet s only collection of short stories Written in simple prose, these stories are subtle portraits tragic comic, bittersweet, always generous spirited or ordinary people Jews in pre World War II Eastern Europe and Jews struggling to adjust to life in America A traditional minded husband is defeated bA House with Seven Windows by Kadya Molodowsky is the famed Yiddish poet s only collection of short stories Written in simple prose, these stories are subtle portraits tragic comic, bittersweet, always generous spirited or ordinary people Jews in pre World War II Eastern Europe and Jews struggling to adjust to life in America A traditional minded husband is defeated by his wife who wants only the latest fashion A community leader s position is supported and maintained by his energetic and political minded wife A couple, ardent supporters of the newly formed state of Israel, nevertheless find themselves at odds with their son who intends to lie there An American Jew who almost single handedly supports his shtetl in Europe returns to find that it has been obliterated by the Nazis A couple, newly arrived from the DP camps in Europe, struggles to set sail on the wide seas of America and succeeds, but at a price While many of the stories are set in Europe and are, in fact, memoirs of Jewish shtetl life, others depict the classic dilemmas of immigrants wrestling with their own identity stories about adapting to a new culture yet attempting to maintain traditional customs, stories about the inability of one generation to understand the other Molodowsky s lucid style and keen observation of the absurd and the sublime offer readers beautifully crafted stories filled with richly drawn character portraits.

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