The Prince of West End Avenue: A Novel download epub
by Alan Isler
Comedy and tragedy are combined in The Prince of West End Avenue as Otto Korner, the narrator, directs his quirky.
Comedy and tragedy are combined in The Prince of West End Avenue as Otto Korner, the narrator, directs his quirky. In this novel, the winner of the National Jewish Book Award, author Alan Isler creates a world populated by libidinous senior citizens; however, although humorous, there are moments of profound realization as well. The main character is Otto Korner, a survivor of the Holocaust, who now resides in the Emma Lazarus retirement home in the West End, Manhattan. He is involved in a production of & put on by the home's residents. Part of the plot revolves around the attempt to put on a play where the actors keep dying, end up in hospital, or simply walk away in a huff.
I detected several words which I had never heard before. I read this book because we once lived on West End Avenue (I recognize the building on the cover) and having grown up in Indiana & Ohio, then 13 years in Washington, . with a few visits to Manhattan, the upper West Side with Zabar's & the bagel store right near my subway stop was like a new country and a delightful one.
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Alan Isler presents us with a gallery of aging gallants competing for the favours of octogenarian coquettes and the biggest parts in the play. Isler blends his contemporary story with Korner’s reminiscences about his long-ago past, glimpses of a gone-with-the-wind Europe and his pursuit of the elusive Magda. This is written with huge warmth and wit. Isler’s sentences are a joy to read and the writing fairly thrums with cultural erudition. If you enjoy New York Jewish humour and pathos, the answer to the headline question is a resounding yes.
Alan Isler (September 12, 1934 – March 29, 2010) was an American novelist and professor. He left his native England for the United States at age 18, served in the US Army from 1954 to 1956, received a doctorate in English Literature from Columbia University and taught Renaissance Literature at Queens College, City University of New York from 1967 to 1995. In 1994 he won the National Jewish Book Award and the JQ Wingate Prize for his first novel The Prince of West End Avenue, which was also a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.
What you imply about me, I choose to forget," he said. But you have insulted a lady. That I can neither forget nor ignore. cable honor and unassailable virtue. I think you want to apologize. WHAT IS THE MATTER with these old men? I am reminded of Jumbo the Elephant. When he arrived in the England of Queen Victoria (a woman, as we know, of unbounded though scarcely acknowledged sexual energy), he was still quite young, and, vainly longing for.
From the National Jewish Book Award-winning author of The Prince of West End Avenue comes a sparkling new novel that confirms Alan Isler's unique gift for .
From the National Jewish Book Award-winning author of The Prince of West End Avenue comes a sparkling new novel that confirms Alan Isler's unique gift for mingling comedy and tradgedy. Despite a severe lack of piety and the inconvenient fact of his Jewish birth, Edmond Music chose the priesthood as a career. Much to the Vatican's chagrin, he is entrenched at an English estate possessed of a fabulous library. His first novel, The Prince of West End Avenue, won the 1994 National Jewish Book Award and was one of five fiction finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Award. His second novel, Kraven Images, was published in 1996.
Comedy and tragedy are combined in The Prince of West End Avenue as Otto Korner, the narrator, directs his quirky, libidinous fellow residents of a retirement home in a. .
Comedy and tragedy are combined in The Prince of West End Avenue as Otto Korner, the narrator, directs his quirky, libidinous fellow residents of a retirement home in a production of Hamlet, all the while recalling his life's adventures spanning the 20th century in Europe and then America. Korner is a Holocaust survivor, and the arrival of a luscious new employee who bears a shocking resemblance to a woman he had loved in his youth throws him back into the past. Alan Isler lives in New york City and Sag Harbor, NY. He also is the author of Clerical Errors and The Bacon Fancier He formerly was a professor of English at Queens College.
Alan Isler's novel has been compared with the works of Isaac Bashevis Singer and Saul Bellow. His first novel, The Prince of West End Avenue, was acclaimed on both sides of the Atlantic
Alan Isler's novel has been compared with the works of Isaac Bashevis Singer and Saul Bellow. Can it possibly live up to such praise? It can, it does". His first novel, The Prince of West End Avenue, was acclaimed on both sides of the Atlantic. In America it won the National Jewish Book Award and was one of the five fiction nominees for the 1994 National Book Critics Circle Award. In Britain it won the Jewish Quarterly Fiction Award. He is also the author of the novels, Kraven Images and Clerical Errors, and a collection of novellas, The Bacon Fancier. For the latest books, recommendations, offers and more.
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