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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Videos About This Book. Trivia About The End of the Jews. Books by Adam Tbe. Witty, gritty, often melodic, it rolls unapologetically through a well-sustained balance sdam crass and polished, real and imaginary, dramatic and humorous. Tristan Brodsky, sprung from the asphalt of the depression-era Bronx, goes on to become one of the swaggering Jewish geniuses who remakes American culture while slowly suffocating his poet wife, who harbors secrets of her own.

I guess it is the tone of the book, the language the author uses. The End of the Jews is an intense, painful, poignant book. Dec 15, Kim rated it really liked it. The exploration of the theme of the sacrifices people make to create art were especially interesting to me and the family relationships so real and poignant. Mansbach is a avam and talented storyteller. The book is a saga of relentless self-creation. There’s a lot to be learned from Mansbach. Replete with sorrow, humor, and furious energy, The End of the Jews is an unflinching novel of hard truth.

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Parallel stories of novelists grandfather and grandson trying to claw into the literary world. Wikimedia Mansbwch has media related to Adam Mansbach. Nov 15, Shiri rated it really liked it. 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. Inspired by Your Browsing History. Archived from the original on 7 July Both have spouses who are artists, a poet and a photographer.


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Mansbach’s family saga seems more concerned with the making of art than the making of Jewish identity, but his story of writers, photographers and the occasional jazz musician is highly entertaining and moving.

Mansbach brings off some extraordinary scenes. Its intelligence and imagination are a delight. An amazing portrait of love, betrayal, despair and the surviving power of the human spirit. The End of Jews is an exploration of several generations of a New York Jewish, obviously family and their wide circle of friends, lovers and acquaintances.

Ah, e c’era un pittore che faceva le caricature degli ospiti”. Dec 26, Howard rated it it was ok. I also think it links with the theme of the book, that these Jewish characters’ ambitions and need thee prove themselves has untimately destroyed their lives.

Nov 26, Bobbie rated it liked it. Its timeline interweaving narrative tue sprawling, ambitious and competent, putting one in mind of such generational epics as Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, although not quite as amazing. We are experiencing technical difficulties. 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 ’70s. 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 see themselves, their relationships and their art.


Adam Mansbach born July 1, is an American author, and has previously been a visiting professor of literature at Rutgers University-Camdenwith their New Voices Visiting Writers program Jun 27, Chrissie rated it it was ok Shelves: The sacrifices all make for art loom large: Mansbach is audacious, honest.

Mar 13, amanda rated it it was amazing Shelves: Manabach Woman Who Walked into Doors. Jan 10, Marloes Baren rated it really liked it Shelves: Self-reflection permeates the narrative, which never takes itself too seriously but still strikes truths both illuminating and manabach.

The End of the Jews spans three generations, two countries, a half-dozen subcultures, a dozen characters and a handful of narrative styles and literary techniques Mansbach created characters that really became living and breathing. View all 6 comments. Open Preview See a Problem? In the end, their stories converge and the survival of each requires the sacrifice of another.

This novel is not to be missed.

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But in terms of this book, it shows that Tristen, who was a hip kid, turned typically curmudgeonly when he got older. His latest book brims with prose that soars and wit that is reaffirming. And talk about versatility, this one is miles away from Dead Run and Devil’s Bag Man in almost every possible way, except for quality. Aug 16, Rachel rated it really liked it.