New York : 'ogen. 1941. Hardcover. Item #24429
(FT) 8vo. 176 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S) : Fiction, Hebrew. "[A] Hebrew novelist and short-story writer[, ] Blank, who was born in the Ukraine, spent his formative years in Bessarabia and in 1922 settled in the United States. His early stories described the Jewish farmers of Bessarabia, and his tetralogy Zon, Adamah, Nahalah, and Moshavah focused upon a simple protagonist, significantly and symbolically called "Bo'az. " Blank was not a subtle psychologist, but he vividly depicted the Jewish man of the soil in his primitive surroundings. When he attempted to portray the harsher realities of life after World War I, such as the pogroms in the Ukraine in his Bi-She'at Herum or the maladjusted immigrant in America, as in Mr. Kunis or Iy ha-Dema'ot, he verged on melodrama. Al Admat Amerikah and Ez ha-Sadeh were among his last works. " (EJ, 2007) Ex library with minimal markings, light worn spots on cover edges, good condition. (HebLit-6-2).