The Chosen | Literature Criticism Critical Review by Sandra Schmidt

This literature criticism consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis & critique of The Chosen.
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Critical Review by Sandra Schmidt

SOURCE: "Sight Becomes Insight," in The Christian Science Monitor, July 20, 1967, p. 5.

In the following review, Schmidt offers high praise for The Chosen.

The Chosen is a very special book. It deals with a special era—the middle 1940's when war and the end of war was changing the shade of the world—in a special place, the quiet, vivid streets of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, where the heavily Jewish population created an enclave and an atmosphere of special religious and intellectual urgency. The book is a chronicle of intense adolescent friendship between two rather extraordinary boys, and of the unusual relationship in which each stood with his father.

Inner Development

The book is also about a certain kind of passage to manhood. The rites are obscure, not the clear Bar Mitzvah that admits the Jewish boy to the community...

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This section contains 534 words
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