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MOBI ¹ DOC The Pawnbroker 9781941493144 FREE Ü DOGSALONBRISTOL ñ ✅ [PDF / Epub] ☉ The Pawnbroker By Edward Lewis Wallant ⚣ – Dogsalonbristol.co.uk For most of us remembering the Holocaust reuires effort; we listen to stories watch films read histories But the people who came to be caFor most of us remembering the Holocaust reuires effort we listen to stories watch films read histories But the people who came to be called “survivors” could not avoid their memories Sol Nazerman protagonist of Edward Lewis Wallant’s The Pawnbroker is one such suffererAt Nazerman who survived Bergen Belsen although his wife and children did not runs a Harlem pawnshop Bu This story is primarily about Sol Nazerman a victim Holocaust Survivor and his present day life as a Pawnbroker This was first written in the 60's There is a movie which I haven't seen Sol 45 years old survived Bergen Belsen but his wife and children did not The flashback scenes haunting dreams are gruesome graphic scenes of Sol's past Nazi imprisonment including horrific memories of his wife being forced into prostitution and eually horrific suffering his children endured before their deaths Sol tries to deal with the pawn shop daily business needs in East Harlemwhile constantly plagued with nightmares and headaches from the wartime traumas Nazerman is a completely shut down man essentially a walking dead man He sees everybody who comes into his shop as 'scum' Sol not only cares nothing for himself he doesn't feel any compassion for the community around him No matter if they are poor lonely hurting or desperateSol doesn't feel anything for them This story not only deals with the after effects from the concentration camp experience PTSD but it explores the relationships between Jews and other minority groupsother residents of Harlem who are also suffering The pawn shop itself is mostly a front for Mafia moneywhich Nazerman uses to support his sister and her two kids Sol also supports a 2nd family his best friend Tessie and her dying father Later in the book he will help his nephew out of trouble too If I needed to borrow 10I might consider borrowing from Sol Nazerman myself but don't think you can offer a helping hand 'free of charge' to Sol He would insist that he was scrupulous about money matters A sad man but a proud man The powerful forward written by Dara Horn is a beautiful tribute to Edward Lewis Wallant who died at age 36 of an aneurysm Wallant was compared with his contemporary Saul Bellow It's sad that such a talented author died so young It's all sad the book is a sad subject yet beautifully written The author dying shortly after its release is also sad I'm glad this book made a new recent release Absolutely one of the best Holocaust 'NOVELS' I've read I usually shy away from 'fiction' Holocaust stories but this book has an important message and is done well This novel brought up thoughts for me about my father Max who also owned a Pawn Shop in Oakland My father died young too also of an aneurysm at age 34 I still remember going to the shop with my dad playing on the adding machine After he died I spent time in my uncle Abe's store and my grandparents store They each own pawn shops too on the same street I guess it was a common Jewish business back in the 50's and 60's VERY SPECIAL THANKS to Fig Tree Books for this powerful book I can't tell you how glad I am to have learned about Edward Lewis Wallant A very gifted writer
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T the operation is only a front for a gangster who pays Nazerman a comfortable salary for his services Nazerman’s dreams are haunted by visions of his past tortures Dramatizations of these scenes in Sidney Lumet’s film version are famous for being the first time the extermination camps were depicted in a Hollywood movieRemarkable for its attempts to dramatize the aftereffe They don't write novels like this any There is such an inherent ugliness in 'The Pawnbroker' and rarely does it ever let up Heavy handed morose darkly humorous and at times gloriously overwritten This is as much a book about the Holocaust as it is about poverty in New York City everybody is ruined in ways than one Rarely have such unlikable characters been so lovingly treated by their author Edward Lewis Wallant had that rare touch of hammering the reader with the grotesue and pitiful and then on the next page plucking the right heart strings and embracing the characters with a strange soulful empathyAn important American novelA beautiful passage'And the pawnbroker stared just as yearningly as a freezing man stares at the last ember of a fire and suddenly sees how lovely the color of light can be'
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The PawnbrokerCts of the Holocaust The Pawnbroker is likewise valuable as an exploration of the fraught relationships between Jews and other American minority groups That this novel a National Book Award finalist manages to be both funny and weighty makes it all the tragic that its talented author died at age the year after its publication The book sold than copies soon after it was publish Immensely honored to be part of the team at Fig Tree Books that will be re publishing this classic novel in the fall Our edition features a new foreword by Dara Hornrecipe