In the Catskills by Phil Brown

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Through fiction, memoir, music, and art, this book offers a glimpse of the Catskills experience over a century and assesses its continuing impact on American culture. The book features contributions from such writers as Isaac Bashevis Singer and Vivian Gornick; and original contributions from historians, sociologists, and scholars of American and Judaic studies.


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Phil Brown is a professor of sociology and environmental studies at Brown University. He is co-founder and President of the Catskills Institute (a historical preservation society) and author of "Catskill Culture: A Mountain Rat's Memories of the Great Jewish Resort Area.
Published July 6, 2002 by Columbia University Press. 436 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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The culture of the Catskills—the wide range of hotels, bungalows, rooming houses and elaborate resorts in the mountains in New York State that catered to a mainly Jewish clientele—has become, in the broadest sense, American culture: Danny Kaye, Milton Berle, Joey Adams, Mel Brooks, Sid Caesar, Je...

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