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Critical Review by Alfred Kazin

SOURCE: "The Art of Call It Sleep," in The New York Review of Books, Vol. XXXVIII, No. 15, October 10, 1991, p. 15.

In the following review, Kazin discusses Roth's Call It Sleep and asserts that it is a story of David's inner growth.

Call It Sleep is the most profound novel of Jewish life that I have ever read by an American. It is a work of high art, written with the full resources of modernism, which subtly interweaves an account of the worlds of the city gutter and the tenement cellar with a story of the overwhelming love between a mother and son. It brings together the darkness and light of Jewish immigrant life before the First World War as experienced by a very young boy, really a child, who depends on his imagination alone to fend off a...

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