Johannesburg Friday, by Albert Segal (used, hardcover) used

Johannesburg Friday, by Albert Segal (used, hardcover)

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Book Title
Johannesburg Friday, by Albert Segal (used, hardcover)
Author
used
ISBN
14743222
1954 first edition, very good condition From Kirkus Reviews: "This is a first novel by a native South African who lives in Johannesburg where he operates a pharmacy. He brings to it much of the precision which is used in filling a prescription. In a sense Segal writes very well- and his inspection of a Jewish family shirks no detail in the commonplace rounds of contact and interchange. During the course of the day you will get to know the Leventhals very well:- Mrs. Leventhal whose concept of womanhood and motherhood is an assiduous immolation, and she also brings a critical vigilance to bear on all the members of her household; Max Leventhal is a spiritual man of strict faith, and the conduct of his bookshop is subservient to his benevolent concerns; Phillip, a son, is at school; Laurie, another, is involved with a girl his family does not approve a girl who may now be pregnant; Jessie, their daughter, has resisted and renounced her love for a Gentile.... The racial inflections in this country, black and white, Jew and Christian, are also determinants here in what is virtually a biopsy of a family at a given point of time- exact and explicit. The fact remains that Segal has yet to learn to tell a story of some kind."

1954 first edition, very good condition

From Kirkus Reviews:

"This is a first novel by a native South African who lives in Johannesburg where he operates a pharmacy. He brings to it much of the precision which is used in filling a prescription. In a sense Segal writes very well- and his inspection of a Jewish family shirks no detail in the commonplace rounds of contact and interchange. During the course of the day you will get to know the Leventhals very well:- Mrs. Leventhal whose concept of womanhood and motherhood is an assiduous immolation, and she also brings a critical vigilance to bear on all the members of her household; Max Leventhal is a spiritual man of strict faith, and the conduct of his bookshop is subservient to his benevolent concerns; Phillip, a son, is at school; Laurie, another, is involved with a girl his family does not approve a girl who may now be pregnant; Jessie, their daughter, has resisted and renounced her love for a Gentile.... The racial inflections in this country, black and white, Jew and Christian, are also determinants here in what is virtually a biopsy of a family at a given point of time- exact and explicit. The fact remains that Segal has yet to learn to tell a story of some kind."

1954 first edition, very good condition

From Kirkus Reviews:

"This is a first novel by a native South African who lives in Johannesburg where he operates a pharmacy. He brings to it much of the precision which is used in filling a prescription. In a sense Segal writes very well- and his inspection of a Jewish family shirks no detail in the commonplace rounds of contact and interchange. During the course of the day you will get to know the Leventhals very well:- Mrs. Leventhal whose concept of womanhood and motherhood is an assiduous immolation, and she also brings a critical vigilance to bear on all the members of her household; Max Leventhal is a spiritual man of strict faith, and the conduct of his bookshop is subservient to his benevolent concerns; Phillip, a son, is at school; Laurie, another, is involved with a girl his family does not approve a girl who may now be pregnant; Jessie, their daughter, has resisted and renounced her love for a Gentile.... The racial inflections in this country, black and white, Jew and Christian, are also determinants here in what is virtually a biopsy of a family at a given point of time- exact and explicit. The fact remains that Segal has yet to learn to tell a story of some kind."