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The Rise of David Levinsky

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Author: Abraham Cahan
Published: 1917
Language: English
Wordcount: 168,974 / 472 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 74.8
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 1,499
mnybks.net#: 1486

This classic novel of Jewish immigrant life offers a poignant view of Americanization and the notion of ''success.''

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and color. While the play of these figures and hues was going on before me I would see all sorts of bizarre visions, which at times seemed to have something to do with my father's spirit

"Is papa in heaven now? Is he through with hell?" I once inquired of my mother. Some things or ideas would assume queer forms in my mind. God, for example, appealed to me as a beardless man wearing a quilted silk cap; holiness was something burning, forbidding, something connected with fire while a day had the form of an oblong box

I was a great dreamer of day dreams. One of my pastimes was to imagine a host of tiny soldiers each the size of my little finger, "but alive and real." These I would drill as I saw officers do their men in front of the barracks some distance from our home. Or else I would take. to marching up and down the room with mother's rolling-pin for a rifle, grunting, ferociously, in Russian: "Left one! Left one! Left one!" in the double capacity of a Russian soldier and of David fighting Goli

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