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The Resource The pawnbroker : a novel, Edward Lewis Wallant ; forward by Dara Horn

The pawnbroker : a novel, Edward Lewis Wallant ; forward by Dara Horn

Label
The pawnbroker : a novel
Title
The pawnbroker
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Edward Lewis Wallant ; forward by Dara Horn
Title variation
Pawn broker
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For most of us, remembering the Holocaust requires effort; we listen to stories, watch films, read histories. But the people who came to be called "survivors" could not avoid their memories. Sol Nazerman, protagonist of Edward Lewis Wallant's The Pawnbroker, is one such sufferer. At 45, Nazerman, who survived Bergen-Belsen although his wife and children did not, runs a Harlem pawnshop. But the operation is only a front for a gangster who pays Nazerman a comfortable salary for his services. Nazerman's dreams are haunted by visions of his past tortures. (Dramatizations of these scenes in Sidney Lumet's 1964 film version are famous for being the first time the extermination camps were depicted in a Hollywood movie.) Remarkable for its attempts to dramatize the aftereffects of the Holocaust, The Pawnbroker is likewise valuable as an exploration of the fraught relationships between Jews and other American minority groups. That this novel, a National Book Award finalist, remains so powerful today makes it all the more tragic that its talented author died, at age 36, the year after its publication
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS
Literary form
fiction
Label
The pawnbroker : a novel, Edward Lewis Wallant ; forward by Dara Horn
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
sky278959103
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9781941493144
Isbn Type
(trade pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Note
mv 11/15
System control number
(OCoLC)898424721
Label
The pawnbroker : a novel, Edward Lewis Wallant ; forward by Dara Horn
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
sky278959103
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9781941493144
Isbn Type
(trade pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Note
mv 11/15
System control number
(OCoLC)898424721

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