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Books: Englander taps Kafkaesque isolation in ‘Special Cases’


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/arts/article/books_englander_taps_kafkaesque_isolation_in_special_cases_20070511

Nathan Englander's new novel, "The Ministry of Special Cases" (Alfred A. Knopf), begins on a dark night in a dangerous time: "Jews bury themselves the way they live, crowded together, encroaching on one another's space. The headstones were packed tight, the bodies underneath elbow to elbow and head to toe.

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