The Mother - Sholem AschThe Sun Dial Press, 1950, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with loss at the foot of both panels, creased at the front flap. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Edges of the textblock heavily tanned. Tanning to the blanks and endpapers. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.
Reprint. [First: 1932] From the cover: “In The Mother Sholem Asch traces the fortunes of a Polish-Jewish family both in New York and abroad. With tenderness and humour he pictures the mother for us, devoted to her brood—but especially to her Ansel, her husband, whom she treats as the first of her children. She is the bulwark of the family, selfless, unobtrusive, who makes life possible for the rest. Out of her kitchen pots, even when there is no food, she can produce (magically, out of the memory of their former savor) a stew to satisfy her hungry ones. She can manoeuvre things so that her Mosesleben can go to America, so that her Joine, the brainy one, can continue his schooling, so that Deborah, her eldest daughter, shall have her chance. Such is her fortitude that she can endure the misery of being uprooted and brought to America, adjust herself to her new life in the basement of a New York tenement, and manage somehow, in a world that does not appreciate her Ansel, to sustain his self-respect.”
Size: 8¼" x 5¾"
Number of Pages: 295
Translator: Elsa Krauch
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