|Plot Summary of For the Relief of Unbearable Urges|
|"This is a collection of short stories, as intense and well-written as anything I've read. Englander is a master. Most of the stories deal with Orthodoxy and the lives of the Orthodox, but it isn't necessary to be keyed into Jewish culture to understand them. Among the best stories in this volume: one about the last days of Jewish writers ordered executed by Stalin, one about a 50ish WASP discovering he's Jewish, and one dealing with the familiar problem of divorce for the Orthodox.
Ivy, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of For the Relief of Unbearable Urges|
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Tone of book?
Inside culture (main char)
- religious Jew
- visiting a culture in other country
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 6 ()
- Eastern Europe
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
- actual description of hetero sex
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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