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Journey Through a Small Planet

Written by Emanuel Litvinoff

Part of the Penguin Modern Classics Series

Journey Through a Small Planet Synopsis

In Journey Through a Small Planet (1972), the writer Emanuel Litvinoff recalls his working-class Jewish childhood in the East End of London: a small cluster of streets right next to the city, but worlds apart in culture and spirit. With vivid intensity Litvinoff describes the overcrowded tenements of Brick Lane and Whitechapel, the smell of pickled herring and onion bread, the rattle of sewing machines and chatter in Yiddish. He also relates stories of his parents, who fled from Russia in 1914, his experiences at school and a brief flirtation with Communism. Unsentimental, vital and almost dream like, this is a masterly evocation of a long-vanished world.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141189307
Publication date: 7th August 2008
Author: Emanuel Litvinoff
Publisher: Penguin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 256 pages

About Emanuel Litvinoff

Emanuel Litvinoff (born 1915) is a British writer and human rights activist, and is one of the most well-known and regarded figures in post-war Anglo-Jewish literature.

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