Herbert Gold

(b. 1924)

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Cleveland-born author, long resident in San Francisco, whose novels include The Man Who Was Not With It (1956), about a carnival barker who is a dope addict; Therefore Be Bold (1960), a light-hearted view of Jewish adolescents in the Midwest; Fathers (1967), “a novel in the form of a memoir” about Gold's father and his own experiences as a father; and Family (1981), a saga of an immigrant Jewish family in the U.S. He has also written stories and essays and My Last Two Thousand Years (1972), an autobiography of himself as a Jew.

Subjects: Literature.

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