More praise for The Gates of November. brings his own gift for storytelling to a work of history and reportage.
More praise for The Gates of November. Quiescent for three decades following the November 1917 Bolshevik Revolution (October according to the old Julian calendar then still in use in Russia), the rooted Russian hatred of the Jew surfaced in an especially insidious form during Stalin’s final years and led, ultimately, to the turbulent and fateful events that befell the individuals whose lives are in the pages of. this book.
The Gates of November book. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Start by marking The Gates of November as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. The book is extremely well written, flowing easily as a narrative, thanks to Potok’s skill in writing fiction. It is quietly factual, never shrill, always focusing on the lives of the people who worked so hard for their own independence.
The Gates of November. Potok, well known for his novels of Jewish family life such as The Chosen, turns to nonfiction in The Gates of November, a wrenching family chronicle with a riveting historical undercurrent. The story of the family patriarch, Solomon Slepak, spans most of the book: ignoring his mother's wish that he become a rabbi, Slepak emigrated at 13 to America, became a Marxist in New York, returned to fight in the Russian Revolution, and rose to prominence within the Communist Party. But while Solomon remained a convinced Bolshevik, his son Volodya rejected.
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While the book is information-dense, it offers few insights into the matters interested - insights on human history, wars, etc. It may be not of Potok's intents, yet the lack of deeper implication fails to distinguish his work from other books on the same subject. The father is a man who survived Stalin's purges.
THE GATES OF NOVEMBER: Chronicles of the Slepak Family. Potok’s first novel, The Chosen, published in 1967, received the Edward Lewis Wallant Memorial Book Award and was nominated for the National Book Award
THE GATES OF NOVEMBER: Chronicles of the Slepak Family. Пользовательский отзыв - Kirkus. Potok, whose novels of families at odds with themselves ring so true (I Am the Clay, 1992, et., turns his attention to a deeply divided real-life family of Russian Jews. Volodya Slepak's name will. Potok’s first novel, The Chosen, published in 1967, received the Edward Lewis Wallant Memorial Book Award and was nominated for the National Book Award. He is author of eight novels, including In the Beginning and My Name Is Asher Lev, and Wanderings, a history of the Jews.
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Chaim Potok orces of all nations so they will in due course join the side of revolutionaries; take over trade unions; organize Communist cells everywhere; follow strict party discipline; stage armed insurrection. .Never mind the war cripples on Moscow’s streets, the grimy look of the city, its horrendous living conditions, the famine raging in the countryside, the people standing on line for.