Messiah in America

Messiah in America

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In Moyshe Nadir's 1932 satire, we meet a shyster producer who has decided to bring the Messiah. He casts his assistant's uncle-fresh off the boat from the old country-in the role and proceeds to fleece the faithful with seven shows a week plus matinees on Shabbos and Sundays and redemption on an instalment plan. His competition, a Coney Island sideshow man, decides to bring his own Messiah: a young, hip Messiah who can play football and dance the Black Bottom: "Our Messiah won't come riding no ass. Our Messiah'll come riding a motorcycle at 70 mph." And so, the Messiah Wars are under way.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 127 x 203 x 9mm | 163g
  • English
  • 9791096677047
  • 1,615,644

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