The Rise of David Levinsky by Abraham CahanThe Rise of David Levinsky by Abraham Cahan

The Rise of David Levinsky

byAbraham Cahan

Paperback | December 9, 2002

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A young Hasidic Jew struggling to master the Talmud seeks his fortune amid the teeming streets of New York's Lower East Side. The energy formerly focused on his religious studies now turns in the direction of rising to the top of the business world, where he discovers the high price of assimilation.
Born in Russia in 1860 and trained as a teacher, Abraham Cahan emigrated to New York City in 1882. He documented the immigrant experience in Yekl: A Tale of the New York Ghetto (1896) and examined the immigrant's struggle for the American dream of success in The Rise of David Levinsky (1917). His work was recognized and praised for its...
Title:The Rise of David LevinskyFormat:PaperbackPublished:December 9, 2002Publisher:Dover PublicationsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0486425177

ISBN - 13:9780486425177

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