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The Secret Table, The Secret Table, 0914590103, 0-914590-10-3, 978-0-914590-10-1, 9780914590101, , , The Secret Table, 0914590111, 0-914590-11-1, 978-0-914590-11-8, 9780914590118,

The Secret Table
by Mark Mirsky

1975. 168 pp.
Price:  $24.95 s
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1975. 168 pp.
Price:  $16.95 s

Now in The Secret Table, Mark Mirsky sets side by side two novellas of young men embracing a mystical past. In "Dorchester, Home and Garden," a thirty-year old adolescent, Maishe, returns to a burnt-out Jewish district on Blue Hill Avenue. He is swept up by angels and dropped among the bums of the Boston Common, in a city through which Isaiah and the Greek philosophers wander. "Onan's Child" recasts this narrator as the biblical Onan, who refused to sleep with his wife, Tamar. It is a tale of a Kabbalistic world where angels go astray and the clay of the earth, still warm, cries out for human seed.

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