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Utter chaos / Sammy Gronemann ; Translated by Penny Milbouer ; Foreword by Joachim Schlor.

By: Gronemann, Samuel, 1875-1952 [author.].
Contributor(s): Schlör, Joachim, 1960- [writer of foreword.] | Milbouer, Penny [translator.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks; Jewish literature and culture.Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2016]Description: 1 online resource (pages cm).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780253019639; 025301963X.Uniform titles: Tohuwobahu. English Subject(s): Jews -- Germany -- FictionAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Utter chaos.DDC classification: 833/.912 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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.

"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.

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<p>Sammy Gronemann (1875-1952) was a lawyer, Zionist, and writer in Germany. He coedited a satirical Zionist magazine and served as a translator in Europe during World War I. He was the son of rabbi and an observant Jew, though he attacked many aspects of the ultra-Orthodox movement. He emigrated to Palestine in 1936. His play, The King and the Cobbler, was a smash hit in Tel Aviv in 1943.</p> <p>Penny Milbouer is translator of Michael Wieck's A Childhood under Hitler and Stalin: Memoires of a "Certified" Jew and Maria Roselli's The Asbestos Lie: The Past and Present of an Industrial Catastrophe.</p>

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