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  Call It Sleep Novel by Henry Roth, published in 1934. It centers on the character and perceptions of a young boy, the son of Yiddish-speaking Jewish immigrants in a ghetto in New York City. Roth uses stream-of-consciousness techniques to trace the boy's psychological development and to explore his perceptions of... Read more

  Requiem for Harlem It's a shame that Henry Roth died in 1995, because now readers will never know what happens to his fictional alter ego, Ira Stigman, once he leaves City College. For readers familiar with Roth's series of autobiographical novels, Requiem for Harlem is the last of four books chronicling the childhood... Read more

  From Bondage : Mercy of a Rude Stream After the publication of his first novel, Call It Sleep, at the tender age of 28 in 1934, Henry Roth fell into a writer's block that lasted more than 40 years. He began writing again in the 1970s and Mercy of a Rude Stream, intended to be a six-volume series, is the result. A chronicle of the life... Read more

    A Diving Rock on the Hudson Painting a grand panorma of New York City in the Roaring Twenties, the author of Call It Sleep once again draws readers into the adolescent world of the character introduced in his acclaimed Mercy of a Rude Stream: A Star Shines Over Mt. Morris Park: Ira Stigman, a tormented teenager doomed to near... Read more

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