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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Mansbach did capture the characteristic dialogue of different age groups, of blacks, of Manssbach, of immigrants. Aug 16, Rachel rated it really liked it.

Here’s the thing, though Archived from the original on 20 October There is a lot to love here: In the end, their stories converge and the survival of each requires the sacrifice of another.

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Videos About This Book. Please try again later. Family saga of intellectual Jewish family starting in the s up until the s. At the heart of the story are two Tristans, mansbacn and grandson, both authors of various success, and how their chosen vocation has shaped and affected their lives and lives of those near them.

If you care about what it means to be Jewish, or an artist, or even if you just wonder about what your dedication to any pursuit can do to the people around you, then I think this book is good for you, too. That’s the simplest way to explain the greatness of this story.

The Splendor Before the Dark. There’s no joy, no light-footedness, no soar, no delight.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. It was interesting how he addressed relations between Jewish and African-American communities, in how they share a common history of suffering. The End of the Jews is an intense, painful, poignant book.


To ask other readers questions about The End of the Jewsplease sign up. The plot sustains from start to finish. Jun 01, Lori rated it really liked it Shelves: Ending seemed to come quite abruptly, but thoroughly enjoyed the quick read. I enjoyed it immensely.

The End of the Jews

Refresh and try again. A very strong novel. Mansbach makes this turf his own through powerful descriptive passages and keen social analysis. He lives in Berkeley, California and co-hosts a radio show, “Father Figures”. It’s wroth following the lives of these characters as they deal with each other and face family trouble.

After reading the first chapter I was worried that this was going to a be a dry historical novel, but it ends up spanning three generations of Jews and presenting some interesting arguments about the sources of one’s fiction writing and how the writer persona can affect one in the arenas of friendship and family.

Mansbach wrote the ” children’s book for adults” Go the Fuck to Sleep. Zijn roman Het einde van de joden vertelt de geschiedenis van de joodse familie Brodsky uit Praag die zich via een omweg vestigt in het Beloofde Land, de Verenigde Staten van Amerika. Cross-generational, nonlinear, interdenominational, very entertaining. I’d like to give this book another half star.

After he says this to Tris, we watch this unfoldment play out through the rest of the story. You feel the tension of the struggling artist; the inextricable pull toward artistic fulfillment at the compromise of their Jewish heritage. Some parts I thought dragged on a tad. I though it was a weird gimmicky silly book but good for Akashic for putting out a sleeper hit, and then forgot about it. Not a must read by any means, but an intelligent, engaging page turner in my estimation.

I think I never got around to reviewing it because it was too awesome for me to do something slapdash and I never quite found the time for something meaningful, but good goddamn I loved that book. The ruthlessly engrossing and beautifully rendered manbsach of the Brodskys, a family of artists who realize, too late, one elemental truth: Want to Read saving….

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There was very little about Jews. 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. Their adventure in the rail station is wonderful. The End of the Jews offers a technically-refined approach [and] complex characters.

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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. Een knap in elkaar gezette roman, die intrigeert, vernuftig wnd van zaken verweeft met haast stereotype beelden over joden en Amerikanen.

Jul 29, Shari rated it liked it Shelves: It was not way as intellectual, and it never gripped me as the other did.

It was bad in a first-book kind of way, where you could tell he wrote it when he was young and drunk on his own earnestness and lofty literary aspirations. Tristan Brodsky, sprung from the asphalt of the depression-era Bronx, goes on to become jeww of the swaggering Jewish geniuses who remakes American culture while slowly suffocating his poet wife, who harbors secrets of her own.

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