Call It Sleep: A Novel

byHenry RothIntroduction byAlfred Kazin

June 21, 2005|
Call It Sleep: A Novel by Henry Roth
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When Henry Roth published his debut novel Call It Sleep in 1934, it was greeted with considerable critical acclaim though, in those troubled times, lackluster sales. Only with its paperback publication thirty years later did this novel receive the recognition it deserves---and still enjoys. Having sold-to-date millions of copies worldwide, Call It Sleep is the magnificent story of David Schearl, the "dangerously imaginative" child coming of age in the slums of New York.

Henry Roth (1906-1995) was born in the Austro- Hungarian province of Galitzia. He probably landed on Ellis Island in 1909 and began his life in New York on the Lower East Side, in the slums where Call It Sleep is set. He is the author as well of Shifting Landscapes, a collection of essays, and the Mercy of a Rude Stream tetralogy.
Title:Call It Sleep: A NovelFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:480 pages, 8.31 X 5.56 X 0.88 inShipping dimensions:480 pages, 8.31 X 5.56 X 0.88 inPublished:June 21, 2005Publisher:PicadorLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0312424124

ISBN - 13:9780312424121

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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