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The Resource The Brothers Ashkenazi

The Brothers Ashkenazi

Label
The Brothers Ashkenazi
Title
The Brothers Ashkenazi
Statement of responsibility
I. J. Singer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the Polish city of Lodz, the Brothers Ashkenazi grew up very differently in talent and in temperament. Max, the firstborn, is fiercely intelligent and conniving, determined to succeed financially by any means necessary. Slower-witted Jacob is strong, handsome, and charming but without great purpose in life. While Max is driven by ambition and greed to be more successful than his brother, Jacob is drawn to easy living and decadence. As waves of industrialism and capitalism flood the city, the brothers and their families are torn apart by the clashing impulses of old piety and new skepticism, traditional ways and burgeoning appetites, and the hatred that grows between faiths, citizens, and classes. Despite all attempts to control their destinies, the brothers are caught up by forces of history, love, and fate, which shape and, ultimately, break them.First published in 1936, The Brothers Ashkenazi quickly became a best-seller as a sprawling family saga. Breaking away from the introspective shtetl tales of classic nineteenth-century writers, I. J. Singer brought to Yiddish literature the multilayered plots, large casts of characters, and narrative sweep of the traditional European novel. Walking alongside such masters as Zola, Flaubert, and Tolstoy, I. J. Singer's pre-modernist social novel stands as a masterpiece of storytelling
Member of
Summary
With a large cast of characters, this is a social novel, a family saga set against the rise of capitalism and of a Jewish bourgeoisie in Lodz. It tells the story, through an interwoven plot, of the clash between old traditions and growing desires
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Audio
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10112353
Cataloging source
BT
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1893-1944
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  • Singer, I. J
  • Rudnicki, Stefan
  • Singer, Joseph
  • Goldstein, Rebecca Newberger
Dewey number
813
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
The Brothers Ashkenazi
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Publication
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digital storage
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unknown
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not applicable
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781483072210
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
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other
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True
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unknown
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
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unknown
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not applicable
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Label
The Brothers Ashkenazi
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
OVERDRIVE:ee6f9e6d-12ca-47d2-9a29-d25e54d84040
Dimensions
not applicable
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
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True
Isbn
9781483072210
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
other
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True
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Tape configuration
not applicable
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not applicable

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