Laura Z. Hobson | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Joan P. Leb

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Three generations of Maxe women interact in this novel [Over and Above] set in New York from the time of the UN resolution on Zionism to the events of Entebbe…. Hobson touches on many provocative topics—the Jewish identity remaining after generations of assimilation; the difference between terrorists and freedom-fighters; the difficulties of parent-child relationships; the concerns of the aged. The story is too slim to carry all this provocation and one never gets close enough to the characters to care about their solutions, but the contemporary scene and the strong women protagonists will appeal to many readers. (pp. 1718-19)

Joan P. Leb, "Fiction: 'Over and Above'," in Library Journal (reprinted from Library Journal, September 1, 1979: published by R. R. Bowker Co. (a Xerox company); copyright © 1979 by Xerox Corporation), Vol. 104, No. 15, September...

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