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The Slow Mirror and Other Stories : New Fiction by Jewish Writers

Lyndon, Sonja, Paskin, Sylvia
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Five Leaves Publications
Published: November 4, 1996
ISBN: 9780907123811
240 pages


There I discovered the mirror. It was sitting on top of a dusty seventeenth century Portugese dresser in the twisted-and-turned style made popular following Vasco da Gama’s first trip to India and it caught my attention because it was shaped like a lyre…

From the haunting title story by Richard Zimler onwards, this book reflects the diversity of modern Jewish life and the self-confidence of Jewish writing. The contributors include Carol Bergman, Tony Dinner, Moris Farhi, Rachel Castell Farhi, Elaine Feinstein, Ellen Galford, Jack Gratus, Dan Jacobson, Zvi Jaggendorf, Gabriel Josipovici, Robert Lasson, Shaun Levin, Deena Linett, Marci Lopez-Levi, Carole Malkin, Rozanne Rabinowitz, Nessa Rapoport, Frederic Raphael, Stephen Walker, Michelene Wandor, Shelley Weiner, Jonathan Wilson, Tamar Yellin and Richard Zimler.

Published in association with the European Jewish Publication Society.

“The co-editors are to be congratulated on putting together a diverse and interesting collection” – Babel Guide to Jewish Fiction

“I found the sheer diversity of this collection both impressive and also reassuring because it certainly suggests that there need be nothing particularly confining about identifying oneself as a Jewish writer”
Edinburgh Star

An old title from the early days of our publishing. The book that launched the career of Richard Zimler!

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