The Brooklyn Novels: Summer in Williamsburg, Homage to Blenholt, Low Company

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About the Author

Daniel Fuchs was born in New York City in 1909. He published four novels and dozens of short stories, memoirs, and essays. He also wrote screenplays, and in 1955 received an Academy Award for his original story for Love Me or Leave Me. He died in Los Angeles in 1993.

Jonathan Lethem is the bestselling author of twelve novels, including The Arrest, The Feral Detective, The Fortress of Solitude, and Motherless Brooklyn, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. He currently teaches creative writing at Pomona College in California.


Praise for Daniel Fuchs and The Brooklyn Novels

"Fuchs is a master. He had Pasternak's wonder at youth's encounter with the wider world, and Chekhov's nose for thwarted desire, and Turgenev's generosity to the barbarians of the new order."--The New Republic

"These novels capture, better than any of the better-known works of the time, the eerie tenor of the Great Depression, the sense of living without a past or any hope for the future. Fuchs' ability to replicate the quixotic energy of life on the streets of New York in this age of futility is unmatched by any of his contemporaries."--The Star Ledger

"The tenement tumult and its setting for what Fuchs called 'the daily mystery' are available for the first time in years. I am giving this to our son, who is part of Willliamsburg's vibrant young set, so he can read about a long-ago Brooklyn, then, as now, a crucible that shaped the American character."--Austin American-Statesman

"There is a touching, reflexive glance backward in much of what Fuchs writes -- a sense of the irretrievable in life."--Los Angeles Times Book Review