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ISBN: 0939010674

ISBN13: 9780939010677

Courting Laura Providencia

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Puerto Rican, Russian-Jewish, and Italian cultures collide in homage both to the art and form of the novel, as well as to the passions and histories that fuel our American lives. Pulaski's prose boxes through the surreal and banal. The novel weaves the maelstrom of immigrant life in post WWII New York, and the terrifying solitude of Alzheimer's cloaked beneath Vermont winters, into a fable where the sacred and the profane are inextricably wed. Courting...

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You Can Take the Surrealist Out of Brooklyn, But...

Jack Pulaski is multi-cultural Brooklyn's answer to Dylan Thomas -- except that Pulaski took to the Vermont woods and survived, while his Welch counterpart came to New York... too bad for Dylan Thomas. As for Jack Pulaski's writing -- the Kotzker Rebbe one reviled a visiting Chassidic philosopher by roaring, "Your teachings come from the mind, my teachings come from the gut!" That's where Pulaski's superbly-crafted stories come from, too (evidently a very surrealistic place). Superb, courageous, inspired writing!

An Unexpected Treat!

Not even sure how I came to this book --think I read a review in The New York Times..but so glad I found it!... I thoroughly enjoyed Jack Pulaski's style of writing and the emotional depth of his characterizations. To borrow a phrase from the book jacket --there is incredible intensity in his writing and I felt real glimmers of Philip Roth (and Henry Roth's work) in this book. Look forward to his future work and totally recommend it to anyone who wants to capture a bit of mid-century NYC...Also, like the short story style that makes each chapter a separate story in itself.
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