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Critical Review by Fred T. Marsh

SOURCE: "A Great Novel About Manhattan Boyhood," in New York Herald Tribune Books, Vol. II, No. 24, February 17, 1935, p. 6.

In the following review, Marsh praises Roth's Call It Sleep and asserts that the novel should win the Pulitzer Prize.

This is a novel about a New York childhood, the story of a small boy from the ages of six to nine in Brownsville and Jewish East Side Manhattan. It is a first novel. I believe it to be the most compelling and moving, the most accurate and profound study of an American slum childhood that has yet appeared in this day when, be it said to the credit of our contemporary critics, economic color-lines are no longer drawn in literature.

It has been a long-drawn-out campaign of guerrilla warfare involving the clergy, the law, the press and the academicians...

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