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Arthur A. Cohen (1928-1986), novelist, essayist, and theologian, received the Edward Lewis Wallant Award in 1973 for In the Days of Simon Stern and the National Jewish Book Award in 1984. His A People Apart was nominated for a National Book Award in 1972.

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Arthur Cohen is the first writer of any American generation to compose a. .This book ensnares one of the most extraordinarily daring ideas to inhabit an American novel in a number of years.

Arthur Cohen is the first writer of any American generation to compose a profoundly Jewish fiction on a profoundly Western theme. Intelligent, inventive, fascinating. A majestic work of fiction that should stand world literature's test of time, to be read and reread. Oct 11, 2013 Shai Davis rated it it was amazing. This stately, ambitious amalgam of Jewish myth, history, theology, and speculations on the Jewish soul is like an enormous Judaic archeological ruin-often hard for the uninitiated to interpret, but impressive. Read it multiple times in high school/yeshiva.

Cohen, Arthur Allen, 1928-. Jews, Polish Americans, Jewish men. Publisher. Chicago : University of Chicago Press. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Gutierres on September 7, 2011. SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata).

Simon Stern is a multimillionaire realtor, possible Messiah, tortured by guilt about the death of his parents - the fire in a tenement where they lived while he cached his millions in drawers

Simon Stern is a multimillionaire realtor, possible Messiah, tortured by guilt about the death of his parents - the fire in a tenement where they lived while he cached his millions in drawers. He founds the Society for the Rescue and Resurrection of the Jews (1500 carefully chosen from the death camps of Europe at the end of World War II) now hidden on the Lower East Side.

Arthur Allen Cohen (1928–1986) was an American Jewish scholar, theologian, and author. The Carpenter Years (1967). In the Days of Simon Stern (1973). A Hero in His Time (1976). Acts of Theft (1980).

An Arthur A. Cohen Reader: Selected Fiction and Writings on Judaism, Theology, Literature, and Culture (1998). Rev. of In the Days of Simon Stern, by Arthur A. Cohen. Ed. David Stern and Paul R. Mendes-Flohr. Detroit: Wayne State UP, 1998.

Nathan, a blind Jewish scribe, tells the story of the coming of the Messiah in the person of one Simon Stern-from his birth on the Lower East Side, through his career as a millionaire dealer in real estate, to his building of a refuge for the Jewish remnant of World War II. "A majestic work of fiction that should stand world literature's test of time, to be read and reread.

The University of Chicago Press. Phoenix Fiction titles from Chicago. The Great Fire of London by Peter Ackroyd. In the Days of Simon Stern by Arthur A. Solomon’s Folly by Leslie Croxford. The Old Man and the Bureaucrats by Mircea Eliade. The Bridge on the Drina by Ivo Andrić.

Nathan, a blind Jewish scribe, tells the story of the coming of the Messiah in the person of one Simon Stern—from his birth on the Lower East Side, through his career as a millionaire dealer in real estate, to his building of a refuge for the Jewish remnant of World War II."A majestic work of fiction that should stand world literature's test of time, to be read and reread. A masterpiece."—Commonweal "This book ensnares one of the most extraordinarily daring ideas to inhabit an American novel in a number of years. For one thing, it is that risky devising, dreamed of only by the Thomas Manns of the world, a serious and vastly conceived fiction bled out of the theological imagination. For another, it is clearly an 'American' novel—altogether American, despite its Jewish particularity: it is not so much about the history of the Jews as it is about the idea of the New World as haven. . . . In its teeming particularity every vein of this book runs with a brilliance of Jewish insight and erudition to be found in no other novelist. Arthur Cohen is the first writer of any American generation to compose a profoundly Jewish fiction on a profoundly Western theme."—Cynthia Ozick, New York Times Book Review"This stately, ambitious amalgam of Jewish myth, history, theology, and speculations on the Jewish soul is like an enormous Judaic archeological ruin—often hard for the uninitiated to interpret, but impressive. . . . Intelligent, inventive, fascinating."—New Yorker
In the Days of Simon Stern (Phoenix Fiction) download epub
History & Criticism
Author: Arthur A. Cohen
ISBN: 0226112543
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Language: English
Publisher: University of Chicago Press; First Edition edition (December 15, 1987)
Pages: 470 pages