Required Reading

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Saturday, November 14, 2015

The Pawnbroker by Edward Lewis Wallant

This book was hard to read.  It is depressing and designed to be so.  Sol Nazerman is a survivor of the Holocaust at least physically.  Emotionally he has deadened his soul and thoroughly truncated his emotions.  This book shows his life after his emotional death and the catharsis that shatters his emotional dam.

This is a reprint of a book released in 1961.  There is no exploration of the Holocaust nor any lengthy descriptions  There are emotional Instagrams that pop up through the book of Sol's concentration camp experiences.  Those brief interludes provide the explanation for Sol's life.

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