While The Messiah Tarries by Melvin Jules Bukiet
Selected Poems

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Chronicling the lives of Jews in America, nine stories combining history, fable, theology, and myth include searching for an impossible gem in Manhattan's diamond district, a university library that catalogues human evil, and a rabbi matching wits with the devil.

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Melvin Jules Bukiet is the author of six previous books of fiction, and his stories have appeared in The Paris Review and Conjunctions. He lives in New York City.
Published June 15, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 240 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The author also indulges in some theological cutups in ``The Devil and the Dutchman,'' in which a rabbi has a discussion with a rather tentative, bothered devil who's brought up short by the rabbi's demand: ``You want to meet the big fella?...Can't do it...I've got a few questions I'd like to ask...

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