Oedipus in Brooklyn and other stories / Blume Lempel ; translated from the Yiddish by Ellen Cassedy and Yermiyahu Ahron Taub
"Blume Lempel is a fearless storyteller whose imagination skillfully moves between the realistic and the fantastic, the lyrical and the philosophical. Her subjects like her settings -- Paris, Poland, Brooklyn, Tel Aviv, California -- range widely. A Holocaust survivor speaks to the shadows in her garden; a pious old woman imagines romance; a New York subway commuter forges a bond with a homeless woman; and in the title story, a mother is drawn into a transgressive relationship with her blind son. Lempel's narratives are masterpieces of poetic imagery and startling modernist touches, suffused with an abiding compassions"-- Provided by publisher.
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- Short stories. Selections. English
- Simsbury, Connecticut : Mandel Vilar Press ; Takoma Park, Maryland : Dryad Press, 
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