Fiction. Jewish Studies. A serio-comic novel that tells of Shmulik Gafni, a professor of Yiddish. Two narratives contrast: One: Gafni's extended search in Poland for the man who murdered his father in the notorious Kielce pogrom. Two: Gafni's infatuation with Malina, a pretty non-Jewish Polish linguist in Jerusalem to study Yiddish. Guess who her private tutor is? Rumors fly. Will synchronicity also fly?
His books have been praised by two Nobel Laureates, Saul Bellow and Elie Wiesel, and critics have compared his imaginative fiction to that of Tolstoy, Flaubert, Italo Calvino, Borges and Kafka. His comic novel, A Novel of Klass, was chosen as one of the "Ten Best Novels of the Year in the USA" by Chauncey Mabe, the book critic of Florida's Sun- Sentinel. The same book critic, in reviewing another novel, wrote: "Curt Leviant is the best unknown novelist in America." Curt Leviant's short stories have been included in Best American Short Stories and other major anthologies.Author City: EDISON, NJ USA