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Asch’s “the Mother” Picked by Jewish Book Club

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“The Mother,” a novel of Jewish life by Sholom Asch, famous Yiddish writer, translated into English, has been chosen as the first selection of the Jewish Book Club, according to an announcement by G. George Fox. chairman of the board of judges. The Jewish Book Club, of which Felix M. Warburg is one of the sponsors, has been organized on a membership and non-profit-making basis and sends its members one outstanding book of Jewish interest every month at an average cost considerably less than the usual retail price of these books.

“The Mother” in its English translation, which was made by Nathan Ausubel, contains an introduction by Ludwig Lewisohn, who says of the author and his book:

“It is high time that the undisputed master of Yiddish literature be known and appreciated in the English-speaking world. We know him by one play. ‘The God of Vengeance.’ He is a novelist of the stature of Knut Hamsun—the epic poet of his folk. ‘The Mother’ is a narrative of profound beauty and significance, significant for Jewry, signicant for America.”

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