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Tenants, the (1971) [Novel]
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The sole tenant in a run-down tenement, Harry Lesser is struggling to finish a novel, but his solitary pursuit of the sublime grows complicated when Willie Spearmint, a black writer ambivalent toward Jews, moves in to the building. Harry and Willie are artistic rivals and unwilling neighbors, and their uneasy peace is disturbed by the presence of Willie's white girlfriend, Irene, and the landlord Levenspiel's attempts to evict both men and demolish the building. This novel's conflict, current then, is perennial now: it reveals the slippery nature of the human condition, and the human capacity for violence and undoing.

Original title: The Tenants
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction

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Tenants, the (1971)
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Language: English

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Tenants, the (1971)

ISBN: 0374521026

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