CANDLES IN THE NIGHT by Joseph - ed. Baron

CANDLES IN THE NIGHT

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KIRKUS REVIEW

An anthology of Jewish tales by Gentile authors -- twenty four excerpts and short stories, a cosmopolitan collection, combining the classics and the semi-popular. Sources range from Boccaccio, Chekhov, Gorky, and Anatole France to Sinclair Lewis, Ben Ames Williams and Thomas Nelson Page. A good half of the material is really unfamiliar, and published here for the first time. The collection is selective, and falls into three central themes, the plea for tolerance, the description of Jewish martyrdom and the portrayal of Jewish life and character. An interesting group of stories, but somewhat limited in appeal, although there are a good many readable tales among those included.

Pub Date: July 25th, 1940
Publisher: Farrar & Rinehart