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The Resource The elected member, Bernice Rubens

The elected member, Bernice Rubens

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The elected member
Title
The elected member
Statement of responsibility
Bernice Rubens
Title variation
Chosen people
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Norman is the clever one of a close-knit Jewish family in the East End of London. Infant prodigy; brilliant barrister; the apple of his parents' eyes ... until at forty-one he becomes a drug addict, confined to his bedroom, at the mercy of his hallucinations and paranoia. For Norman, his committal to a mental hospital represents the ultimate act of betrayal. For Rbbi Zweck, Norman's father, his son's deterioration is a bitter reminder of his own guilt and failure. Only Bella, the unmarried sister, still in her childhood white ankle socks, can reach across the abyss of pain to bring father and son the elusive peace which they both desperately crave
Storyline
Character
Award
Booker Prize, 1970.
Awards note
Winner of the 1970 Booker Prize.
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053344
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BNB
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Rubens, Bernice
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jewish families
  • Substance abuse
  • Drug abuse
  • Mental illness
  • Jews
  • London (England)
Target audience
adult
Label
The elected member, Bernice Rubens
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: London : Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1969
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
000005313674
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
223 pages
Isbn
9780349130224
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)16081565
Label
The elected member, Bernice Rubens
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: London : Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1969
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
000005313674
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
223 pages
Isbn
9780349130224
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)16081565

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