Near fine copy. Previous owner's ex-libris label pasted on first free endpaper, along with one page citation.
An Eighth Day View:
This is the first collection of the stories of John Auerbach to appear in English, the language in which they were written. Many of these stories were originally published in magazines, including "Commentary, Bostonia, the PEN magazine, "The Boston Globe Magazine and others. The stories draw upon the themes running through Auerbach's life: his years at sea, on a kibbutz in Israel, as an alienated man in America, his own and others' survival of the war and Holocaust. "The Owl is a remarkable vignette; a special story. When it won the first PEN/UNESCO prize in 1993, awarded on the basis of "content and the power of communications," Auerbach was unknown, and still today, outside a small circle, he remains so. "The Owl and Other Stories makes available for the first time the remarkable writings of Theis especially literate and insightful observer.