Elaine Feinstein: The Children of the Rose (509 words)

  • Gina Wisker (University of Brighton)
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Elaine Feinstein's Children of the Rose (1975) deals with the lives of the European Jews and the Second World War, topics which arise for her from her own Jewish background. The novel explores the current and past lives of a group of people scarred as a result of the war. This group includes a rich man, Alex Mendez, and his estranged wife, Lalka, for whom, from their terrifying history in pre war and wartime Poland, there can never be a psychological, although there was luckily a physical, escape. On a wet morning in London's Charlotte Street, amongst the wreck of the market, Lalka recalls Krakov, and decides to return although on a rather impoverished visit. Feinstein has her recall the city of her youth and her mother's friends …



Citation:
Wisker, Gina. "The Children of the Rose". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 08 March 2001
[https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=1287, accessed 20 November 2017.]


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