Sunday, 7 October 2012
I actually picked up a first edition of this book at the Ivory Ape, an antiquarian bookshop in the centre of Brussels.
This was the first full-length study of Zangwill's works, and probably remains the definitive source for students and fans alike. The beauty of the book lies in the authors understanding of Zangwill's affinity with his subjects. Zangwill, for all his brilliance, was a true child of the ghetto, and was neither able nor desirous of leaving behind the people amongst who was born in the Whitechapel slums.
Maurice Wohlgelernter, Israel Zangwill: A Study, Columbia University Press (1964).
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