Author:David Zagier


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Botchki - When Doomsday Was Still Tomorrow

By: David Zagier

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, George Braziller: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 231219

ISBN: 0807614963

Condition: Fine Condition

With the humor and clearsightedness of one who loved the shtetl, but who worked hard to escape from it, Zagier records the rhythms and texture of everyday life in Botchki, a small town northeast of Warsaw, from the early years of the century until 1927. The author glories in the details of growing up and explores every irony, every twist of fate, every historical fact, as history rushed past this shtetl, sometimes affecting it, sometimes just passing it by. Life was ruled by religion, and he recounts his growing rebelliousness against God, who gives his life meaning and yet allows so much suff... View more info