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➶ Omaha Blues Free ➬ Author Joseph Lelyveld – Viagraonl1ne.us

Omaha Blues The Profoundly Moving Family History Of One Of America S Greatest Newspapermen As His Father Lies Dying, Joseph Lelyveld Finds Himself In The Basement Of The Cleveland Synagogue Where Arthur Lelyveld Was The Celebrated Rabbi Nicknamed The Memory Boy By His Parents, The Fifty Nine Year Old Son Begins To Revisit The Portion Of His Father S Life Recorded In Letters, Newspaper Clippings, And Mementos Stored In A Dusty Camp Trunk In An Excursion Into An Unsettled And Shakily Recalled Period Of His Boyhood, Lelyveld Uses These Artifacts, And The Journalistic Reporting Techniques Of His Career As An Author And Editor, To Investigate Memories That Have Haunted Him In Adult Life With Equal Measures Of Candor And Tenderness, Lelyveld Unravels The Tangled Story Of His Father And His Mother, A Shakespeare Scholar Whose Passion For Independence Led Her To Recoil From Her Roles As A Clergyman S Wife And, For A Time, As A Mother This Reacquired History Of His Sometimes Troubled Family Becomes The Framework For The Author S Story In Particular, His Discovery In Early Adolescence Of The Way Personal Emotions Cue Political Choices, When He Is Forced To Choose Sides Between His Father And His Own Closest Adult Friend, A Colleague Of His Father S Who Is Suddenly Dismissed For Concealing Communist Ties Lelyveld S Offort To Recapture His Family History Takes Him On An Unforeseen Journey Past Disparate Landmarks Of The Last Century, Including The Scottsboro Trials, The Zionist Movement, The Hollywood Blacklist, McCarthyism, And Mississippi S Freedom Summer Of 1964 His Excursion Becomes Both A Meditation On The Selectivity And Unreliability Of Memory And A Testimony To Thepossibilities, Even Late In Life, For Understanding And Healing As Lelyveld Seeks Out The Truth Of His Life Story, He Evokes A Remarkable Moment In Our National Story With Unforgettable Poignancy.

➶ Omaha Blues  Free ➬ Author Joseph Lelyveld – Viagraonl1ne.us
  • Hardcover
  • 226 pages
  • Omaha Blues
  • Joseph Lelyveld
  • English
  • 19 October 2017
  • 0374225907

    10 thoughts on “➶ Omaha Blues Free ➬ Author Joseph Lelyveld – Viagraonl1ne.us


  1. says:

    This is a memoir that reminded me at times of the wonderful Updike s Consciousness, an easy equal to Nabokov s Speak, Memory for me Lelyveld s book reminded me of Updike mostly for the sense of Americana in the 50s, the small towns, the suburbs, tthe images then, the atmosphere For the rest, it is nothing like Updike s really, and mostly that s due to two things the middle part of the book, and the failed attempt at getting on with his idea of a memory loop.That idea starts the book off, and This is a memoir that reminded me at times of the wonderful Updike s Consciousness, an easy equal to Nabokov s Speak, Memory for me Lelyveld s book reminded me of Updike mostly for the sense of Americana in the 50s, the small towns, the suburbs, tthe images then, the atmosphere For the rest, it is nothing like Updike s really, and mostly that s due to two things the middle part of the book, and the failed attempt at getting on with his idea of a memory loop.That idea starts the book off, and so...


  2. says:

    I enjoyed reading this memoir because I had a sense of a parallel life At least, for awhile Joseph Lelyveld s family was in Omaha, not too far from Kansas I believe he was a bit older than I am Anyway, Omaha and Kansas, but that is where any similarity ends His family was known on a national level, and they had enough ...


  3. says:

    Rather meandering and dry.

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