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Azarel: A Novel SET IN RURAL HUNGARY at the turn of the twentieth century and never before translated into English, Azarel chronicles the rebellious doings of young Gyuri, son of a rabbi in a modern Jewish sect Papa Jeremiah, the paternal grandfather and an Orthodox fanatic, believes that by consorting and living with pagans whose hirelings they were, his son and his followers are helping to melt the Jewish people in the furnaces of exile prophetic and haunting language for a book first published inTaking him from his parents, Papa Jeremiah raises Gyuri in a tent for his first few years, and the boy suffers when the imperious old man, to whom he has become devoted in a child s deep way, dies Gyuri is forced to return to his parents, who are now almost strangers to him Rigid and respectable, the rabbi father expects filial obedience and Judaic devotion from his son, but gets something quite different The boy is furious at Judaism and at his father for trying to make him believe in a God he has little use for Eventually he leaves home, begs on the streets, and finally hurls himself into an early breakdown At last he is returned to his parents, who consider his illness a reconciliationDramatized with a sensibility that echoes Isaac Babel and Henry Roth, this is a realistic and powerful story, narrated with authority and force, by one of Hungary s finest writers

About the Author: Károly Pap

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10 thoughts on “Azarel: A Novel

  1. says:

    Karoly Pap behoort zeker tot de Hongaarse top Wat een prachtig, doorleefd boek Hoe hij in het hoofd van een kind kruipt, de spanningen tussen de christenen en de joden beschrijft, God

  2. says:

    Een korte roman 226 p over een Joods Hongaars gezin aan het begin van de vorige eeuw.Het verhaalEen rabbijn en zijn vrouw staan hun derde kind af aan de godsdienstwaanzinnige vader van de rab

  3. says:

    This is a beautifully written book, and I feel fortunate to be able to read it, considering that it was not available for 65 years and nearly disappeared in the Holocaust.

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