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The Resource The Prince Of West End Avenue, Alan Isler

The Prince Of West End Avenue, Alan Isler

Label
The Prince Of West End Avenue
Title
The Prince Of West End Avenue
Statement of responsibility
Alan Isler
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In the Emma Lazarus retirement home in uptown Manhattan, the Jewish inmates embark on a chaotic, bitchy production of Hamlet. Comedy and tragedy combine as our hero, Otto Korner, directs his quirky, libidinous fellow residents in the play and looks back over his adventures in Germany, Zurich, Auschwitz and America.
  • "A masterpiece" -- Hugo Barnacle Independent "Alan Isler's novel has been compared with the works of Isaac Bashevis Singer and Saul Bellow... Can it possibly live up to such praise? It can, it does" -- Anita Brookner Spectator "Masterly, imaginative and provocatively disturbing in its effortless transitions between the comic and the tragic" -- Geoffrey Elborn Guardian "Hilariously funny...a wonderful acheivement. Not since the heyday of Bellow and Heller has language been used to such good effect, at once hilarious and profoundly humane. Not since Malamud have comedy and tragedy and pathos and romance come together so effortlessly" -- Gabriel Josipovici Jewish Quarterly "Poignant, comic and delightfully clever" Observer
Biographical or historical data
Alan Isler was born in London in 1834. His first novel, The Prince of West End Avenue, was acclaimed on both sides of the Atlantic. In America it won the National Jewish Book Award and was one of the five fiction nominees for the 1994 National Book Critics Circle Award. In Britain it won the Jewish Quarterly Fiction Award. He is also the author of the novels, Kraven Images and Clerical Errors, and a collection of novellas, The Bacon Fancier.
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UK-WkNB
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1934-
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Isler, Alan
Dewey number
AF
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Literary form
novels
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Summary expansion
In the Emma Lazarus retirement home in uptown Manhattan, the Jewish inmates embark on a chaotic, bitchy production of Hamlet. Comedy and tragedy combine as our hero, Otto Korner, directs his quirky, libidinous fellow residents in a the play and looks back over his adventures in Germany, Zurich, (where he met Lenin and inadvertently invented Dada), Auschwitz and America. Winner of the National Jewish Book Award and finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award
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general
Label
The Prince Of West End Avenue, Alan Isler
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Paperback. B-format paperback
Control code
9780099701514
Dimensions
20x13x2 cm.
Extent
256 p.
Isbn
9780099701514
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The Prince Of West End Avenue, Alan Isler
Publication
Note
Paperback. B-format paperback
Control code
9780099701514
Dimensions
20x13x2 cm.
Extent
256 p.
Isbn
9780099701514
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print

Library Locations

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      9-11 New Cavendish Street, London, W1G 9UQ, GB
      51.5206496 -0.1506959
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