The ruthlessly engrossing and beautifully rendered story of the Brodskys, a family of artists who realize, too late, one elemental truth: Creation’s. “Mansbach has a talent for writing full, memorable characters that seem untidy and complex [his] prose crackles with insight. The End of the Jews spans three . Mansbach (Angry Black White Boy, , etc.) searchingly examines the fraught relations between Jews and gentiles, blacks and whites, men.

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The characters are round, rich, complex and intense. Mansbach does a adamm job inhabiting a diverse and colorful cast of characters. But his sympathetic portrayal of women in the story — and even of the cantankerous Tristan Brodsky — show that, like graffiti artists, he can write on even larger canvasses when he wants to.

Nina Hricek, a driven young Czech photographer escapes from behind the Iron Curtain with mansbch group of black musicians only to find herself trapped yet again, this time in a doomed love affair.

Open Preview See a Problem? Whether this is meant to be a gerneral statement aimed at the Jewish people as a whole, I do not know.


One of the perils of jewz of this scope is that it can degenerate into faux social history and the characters become window dressing for the sweep of events. Near the beginning of the book, Tris is describing his friend’s lavish Bar Mitzvot to his grandfather who responds in typical jewish fashion with hyperbole. His prose has a bit of that neo-realist, hyper-pop-culturally aware thing that Lethem can do in his sleep see Fortress of Solitude or You Don’t Love Me Yet but lacks some of the shades of subtlety.


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ehd This is a heartfelt, truthful book. I, like most people, first heard of him when Go the Fuck to Sleep took the entire literary world of those under 2 and over 35 by firestorm. A complicated story of a multigenerational family of writers. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Mansbach makes this turf his own through powerful descriptive passages and keen social analysis. He has also… More about Adam Mansbach.

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The End of the Jews is set against some of the great events of the 20th century, each of which figures in how the characters masbach themselves, their relationships and their art. Return to Book Page. Jan 10, Marloes Baren rated it really liked it Shelves: This novel is not to be missed. Jan 31, Modya rated it really liked it Shelves: Mar 13, amanda rated it it was amazing Shelves: This novel is not to be missed.

Een knap in jeqs gezette roman, die intrigeert, vernuftig kennis van zaken verweeft met ennd stereotype beelden over joden en Amerikanen. I can only imagine how magnetic it would have been with some less frustrating characters. Aug 16, Meri rated it really liked it Shelves: I felt like a family friend by the end of the book.

It features hip-hop bar mitzvah DJs and urban-graffiti expeditions. He lives in Berkeley, California, and is currently adapting the children’s classic The Pushcart War for Park Pictures and writing an original screenplay for director Vikram Ghandi.

An amazing portrait of love, betrayal, despair and the surviving power of the human spirit. I need more continui So I never actually finished this book. I did get weary by the end, which is why I’m not rating the book jewa.


Living people American male novelists Writers from Berkeley, California Rutgers University faculty births 21st-century American novelists 21st-century American male writers Novelists from New Jersey American writer stubs. Then last year I stumbled upon a proof of his newest book, Rage Is Backand was shocked to realize that the same guy had made a novel about graffiti writers in NYC in the jwes.

If you care about what it means to be Jewish, or an artist, or even if you just wonder about what your dedication to any pursuit can tue to the people around you, then I think this book is good for you, too. This page was last edited on 8 Novemberat The elder writer has elements of Norman Mailer and Philip Roth about him, I suppose, while the younger deals pf having grown up white among hip hop artists and taggers.

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Ways to Hide in Winter. A very strong novel.

Views Tbe Edit View history. Clever, hip, broadly informed… Mansbach is at his best, provoking us to think hard about origins, identity, race and ethnicity. It runs on its own chronometer, somersaulting gracefully through time and space, interweaving the tales of these three protagonists who, separated by generation and geography, are leading parallel lives.

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