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9780142000427

Focus

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  • ISBN-13: 9780142000427
  • ISBN: 0142000426
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated

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Miller, Arthur

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Written in 1945, Focuswas Arthur Miller's first novel and one of the first books to directly confront American anti-Semitism. It remains as chilling and incisive today as it was at the time of its controversial debut. As World War II draws to a close, anti-Semitism is alive and well in Brooklyn, New York. Here, Newman, an American of English descent, floats through a world of multiethnic neighborhoods indifferent to the racism around him. That is, until he begins wearing glasses that render him "Jewish" in the eyes of others, making him the target of anti-Semitic persecution. As he and his wife find friendship and support from a Jewish immigrant, Newman slowly begins to understand the racial hatreds that surround him. "A strong, sincere book bursting with indignation." (The New York Times Book Review)Miller, Arthur is the author of 'Focus', published 2001 under ISBN 9780142000427 and ISBN 0142000426.

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