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Why Not Say What Happened: A Sentimental Education

Author: Dickstein, Morris

Publisher: Liveright

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Why Not Say What Happened: A Sentimental Education : At once a coming-of-age story, an intellectual autobiography, and vivid cultural history, Why Not Say What Happened is an eloquent, gripping account of an intellectual and emotional education from one of our leading critics. In this "acutely observed, slyly funny memoir" (Molly Haskell), Morris Dickstein evokes his boisterous and close-knit Jewish family, his years as a yeshiva student that eventually led to fierce rebellion, his teenage adventures in the Catskills and in a Zionist summer camp, and the later education that thrust him into a life-changing world of ideas and far-reaching literary traditions. Dickstein brilliantly depicts the tension between the parochial religious world of his youth and the siren call of a larger cosmopolitan culture, a rebellion that manifested itself in a yarmulka replaced by Yankees cap, a Shakespeare play concealed behind a heavy tractate of the Talmud, and classes cut on Wednesday afternoons to take in the Broadway theater.

Category   Subject
Biography & Autobiography   Educators
Biography & Autobiography   Literary
Biography & Autobiography   Personal Memoirs

ISBN 13:9780871404312
ISBN 10:0871404311
Size:9.58" l x 6.46" w x 1.15" h
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