Nathan Englander's For the Relief of Unbearable Urges is a collection of short stories taking ordinary experiences everyday people have and portraying them in an interesting and... Read morePublished on Nov. 5 2003 by "gerriannb2"
One group of writers I learned to love, as a reader and a Jew, were the great Jewish fiction writers. Read morePublished on April 24 2003 by Amazon Customer
Englander was raised in a strictly Orthodox Jewish, insular community. Almost all of the stories present an exaggerated version of the dark hypocrisy and closed-mindedness such... Read morePublished on March 2 2003 by bookology
There is a place where ordinary everyday events intersect with the transcendent. This place is ineffable; Rudolf Otto, in his memorable book, "The Idea of the Holy", referred to it... Read morePublished on April 13 2002 by "botatoe"
Nathan Englander's For the Relief of Unbearable Urges is a continuously appealing collection of short stories full of wit and creativity with a sadness hovering over each story. Read morePublished on March 5 2002 by Jennifer
I went to High School with Nathan when he was growing up on Long Island. He was into his Hard Rock period then, running around in skin-tight black leather pants and stud boots. Read morePublished on Oct. 19 2001 by Baruch Fenstermacher