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The Cross and Other Jewish Stories$
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Lamed Shapiro and Leah Garrett

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780300110692

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300110692.001.0001

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In the Dead Town

In the Dead Town

Chapter:
(p.27) In the Dead Town
Source:
The Cross and Other Jewish Stories
Author(s):

Lamed Shapiro

Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300110692.003.0004

This chapter presents the text of Lamed Shapiro's short fiction titled In the Dead Town. It explains that the story is about people living in the cemetery. It describes the experiences of the cemetery's caretaker Dan who cannot overcome the quiet and gentle excitement that strikes him every time a new member joins the dead community. It also discusses Dan's relationship with his granddaughter Beylke who does not seem to comprehend life.

Keywords:   In the Dead Town, Lamed Shapiro, cemetery, dead community, life

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