In the Catskills: A Century of Jewish Experience in "The Mountains" by Phil Brown

In the Catskills: A Century of Jewish Experience in "The Mountains"

byPhil Brown

Kobo ebook | July 6, 2002

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Through fiction, memoir, music, and art, this book offers a glimpse of the Catskills experience over a century and assesses its continuing impact on American culture. The book features contributions from such writers as Isaac Bashevis Singer and Vivian Gornick; and original contributions from historians, sociologists, and scholars of American and Judaic studies.

Phil Brown is a professor of sociology and environmental studies at Brown University. He is co-founder and President of the Catskills Institute (a historical preservation society) and author of Catskill Culture: A Mountain Rat's Memories of the Great Jewish Resort Area.
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Title:In the Catskills: A Century of Jewish Experience in "The Mountains"Format:Kobo ebookPublished:July 6, 2002Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0231504403

ISBN - 13:9780231504409

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Table of Contents

Introduction, by Phil Brown
Part 1: History
Jewish Farmers of the Catskills, by Abraham Lavender and Clarence Steinberg
Hotels and the Holocaust, by Reuben Wallenrod
The Catskills at the End of World War II, by Martin Boris
Part 2: Boarding House, Bungalow, and Kuchalayn Life
The Yearning Heifer, by Isaac Bashevis Singer
Grine Felder--A Place in the Country, by Martin Boris
Bingo by the Bungalow, by Thane Rosenbaum
Bungalow Colony Life, by Irwin Richman
Part 3: Hotel Life
Dinner at the Rigi Kulm House, by Abraham Cahan
Old Stock, by Hortense Calisher
Young Workers in the Hotels, by Phil Brown
The Pool, by Eileen Pollack
Growing Up at Grossinger's, by Tania Grossinger
Reflections on the Delmar Hotel and the Demise of the Catskills, by Jerry A. Jacobs
Part 4: Entertainment
Comics, Singers, and Tummlers, by Joey Adams (with Henry Tobias)
The Social Director in the Adult Summer Camp, by Moss Hart
The Casino, by Harvey Jacobs
The Fine art of Mountain Tummling, by Joyce Wadler
Shoot the Shtrudel to me Yudel--music and lyrics, by Henry Foner
Part 5: Romance
Miss Tevkin, by Abraham Cahan
Forbidden Fruit, by Harvey Jacobs
Amy Lourie, by Terry Kay
Part 6: Religion
Bungalow Summer, by Robert Eisenberg
The Shul in Kaaterskill Falls, by Allegra Goodman
Food
Eating at the Hotel, by Sarah Sandberg
The Catskills Remembered, by Vivian Gornick
Bungalow, by Elizabeth Ehrlich

Editorial Reviews

Phil Brown's edited collection is a warm, charming, and valuable work. Much of the writing is simply gorgeous, a mixture of meticulously remembered details and the wisdom of the passing years.