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Inside the Hornet's Head

An Anthology of Jewish American Writing
An anthology of stories edited by

When compiler Jerome Charyn first read Saul Bellow's The Adventures of Augie March, a world of letters opened up to him. It was his first exposure to the full potential of language, rendered breathlessly. In those pages he felt the terror and delight and buzz and ceaseless clatter of the inside of a hornet's head. Here, he shares with us nineteen stories, including one from Augie March, that evoke similar feelings of passion and pain and joy. Selected from some of America's most celebrated Jewish writers, as well as a few lesser known ones, Inside the Hornet's Head is a moving, daring, appealing, and indispensable work.


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October 2005 : USA Paperback

Title: Inside the Hornet's Head: An Anthology of Jewish American Writing
Author(s): Jerome Charyn
ISBN: 1-56025-740-7 / 978-1-56025-740-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Da Capo Press
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