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Jews Without Money
by Michael Gold
Publisher: Carroll & Graf Publishers 1996
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As a writer and political activist in early-twentieth-century America, Michael Gold was an important presence on the American cultural scene for more than three decades. Beginning in the 1920s his was a powerful journalistic voice for social change and human rights, and Jews Without Money-the author's only novel-is a passionate record of the times. First published in 1930, this fictionalized autobiography offered an unusually candid look at the thieves, gangsters, and ordinary citizens who struggled against brutal odds in lower East Side Manhattan. Like Henry Roth's Call It Sleep and Abraham Cahan's The Rise and Fall of David Levinsky, Jews Without Money is a literary landmark of the Jewish experience.

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Excellent - June 28th, 2004
Very accurately recreates the situation for Jews in the 1930\'s in New York. One of the few books that looks objectively at poor Jews or, Jews Without Money. Although fiction, it is also a historical document.

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