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Author Gronemann, Samuel, 1875-1952, author

Title Utter chaos / Sammy Gronemann ; Translated by Penny Milbouer ; Foreword by Joachim Schlor
Published Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource (pages cm.)
Series Jewish literature and culture
UPCC book collections on Project MUSE
Jewish literature and culture.
Contents Foreword / Joachim Schlor -- Translator's preface -- Goethe in Borytshev -- A literary enterprise -- A pious fund -- Pastoral care -- Paradise apples -- The sounds of Easter -- The trumpet sounds -- The minyan man -- The firstborn -- Resistance -- Pogrom -- The grand festival week -- Notes and glosses
Notes "Published in Germany in 1920, Sammy Gronemann's satirical novel set in 1903 at the time of the Sixth Zionist Congress follows the life of a baptized Jew, Heinz Lehnsen, as he negotiates legal entanglements, German culture, religious differences, and Zionist aspirations. A chance encounter with a long-lost cousin from a shtetl in Russia further complicates the plot and challenges the characters' notions of Jewish identity and their belief in the claims of the Zionist movement. Gronemann's humor and compassion slyly expose the foibles and contraditions of human behavior. With deep insight into German society, German-Jewish culture, and antisemitism, Utter Chaos paints a highly entertaining portrait of German Jews at the beginning of the twentieth century" -- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Jews -- Germany -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Fiction.
Form Electronic book
Author Milbouer, Penny, translator
Schlör, Joachim, 1960- writer of foreword
Project Muse.
LC no. 2015034850
ISBN 025301963X
025301963X electronic bk
9780253019608 (paperback: alk. paper)
9780253019639 electronic bk
Other Titles Tohuwobahu. English