SONG OF THE DNIEPER by Zalman Shneour


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A novel entitled Noah Pandre was published by Lee Furman in 1936. This is that novel, in its entirety (it seems the earlier version was an abridgement in translation)... It is a psychological study of a Jewish butcher whose physical prowess makes him almost a Paul Bunyan figure, so widely does his fame go. He is in the black books of the Rabbi for not observing Eoshr practices -- and when he repents and abandons his profession and becomes a coachman, he eventually marries his master's daughter. An insult -- unintended -- to a police official results in his imprisonment, and though he tries to secure a pardon, he ends by serving out his term. A strange sort of book -- a not-so-long-ago picture of Russia before World War I -- vivid characterization, and a certain robust humor and lusty vitality. Not a novel in the usual sense, and of appeal to a limited audience.

Pub Date: Sept. 17th, 1945
Publisher: Roy