Call It Sleep (1934)

"Call It Sleep" is a novel by Henry Roth, first published in 1934. The novel follows the story of a young Jewish boy named David Schearl living in the Lower East Side of New York City in the early 20th century. The novel explores themes of immigration, family, and growing up in a new country, as well as the cultural conflicts and assimilation experienced by David and his family. The book is known for its vivid depiction of life in the Lower East Side and its complex and sometimes disturbing portrayal of family dynamics. It is considered a classic of Jewish-American literature and has received widespread critical acclaim for its powerful and poignant portrayal of the human experience.
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