By Ted Belman
I attended universitiy in the late fifties and law school in the sixties. It was during the sixties that survivors of the Holocaust started to tell their stories of survival. Prior to the Holocaust the Jewish immigrants in America were also telling their stories. I had a voracious appetite for both. The Jewish writers I read included Wiesel, Malamud (The Assistent), Meyer Levin (The Old Bunch, Compulsion, The Settlers), Henry Roth (Call it Sleep), Abraham Cahan (The Rise of David Levinsky), Jerzy Koschinsky, Chaim Potok, Phillip Roth, Joseph Roth, Bashevis Singer, Scholem Asch, Joseph Singer, Chaim Grade, Mordechai Richler, and Leon Uris. The list goes on and on.
I mention this to elicit memories from each of you who shared my passion for these authors.
Please share with us what authors and books you particularly enjoyed and why.