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Louis Daniel Brodsky

Full Name: Louis Daniel Brodsky
Number of Works: 88
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ISBN: 0292790481, 9780292790483
Keywords: glimpses, life, faulkner, william
Pages: 222
Published: 1990
  • Rating: 60%
ISBN: 1877770485, 9781877770487
Keywords: redneck, poems, cafe, capital
Pages: 111
Published: 1993
  • Rating: 60%

The Capital Cafe is a collection of forty-eight poems, in two sections, set in a bedroom community of St. Louis and in a Missouri farm town. The poems build on each other like chapters in an engrossing novel. The first half is a slice of life observed by Moe Fischer, formerly a high-school English teacher, now a proofreader for the local newspaper, but always an eavesdropper, an oral historian, and a Jew, adrift in a belt of Baptist piety. The second section is a mosaic occurring at the "gas station turned cafe," related by rural Americans in seed caps and other regulars, such as the
ISBN: 1568090412, 9781568090412
Keywords: holocaust, poems, tribe, lost, eleventh
Pages: 105
Published: 1998
  • Rating: 60%

The Eleventh Lost Tribe, Brodsky's fourth book of poems devoted to the Holocaust, asks the reader to confront the dispossessed lives of ghetto dwellers, death-camp survivors, Jews prescient or desperate enough to have fled Europe prior to being captured and slaughtered, and, finally, children of the Shoah's refugees or orphans of those who perished in it. Exposing the gritty existence of characters Brodsky has resurrected from his imagination, the book's four sections implore the reader to follow on a quest not so much for historical fact as emotional truth, in search of a better understan
ISBN: 1877770760, 9781877770760
Keywords: poems, holocaust, crows, gestapo
Pages: 108
Published: 1993
  • Rating: 60%

This book, dealing with Holocaust victims, refugees, second-generation "survivors," and today's family, is narrated by an American Jewish poet, son of neither victims nor survivors, who does not presume to speak for the dead but rather to the living -- one human plea for universal peace.