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One More Spring

One More Spring [Kindle Edition]

Robert Nathan

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With nothing in common except their mutual destitution, JARED OTKAR, a failed antiques dealer, and NORRIS ROSENBERG, a neurotic, eccentric yet aspiring musician, together move into a shed in Central Park. It is the time of the Great Depression and the two eke out a meager living. Rosenberg begins giving violin lessons while Otkar tends to their home and prepares meals, many of which are stolen. As the weather turns cold, ELIZABETH CHENEY, also homeless and alone, joins Otkar and Rosenberg. Elizabeth’s presence causes friction between the two men. Otkar slowly falls in love with her as all three remain in the crowded shack during the harsh winter months. As the season wears on, our trio becomes involved with MARY SWEENY and SHERIDAN. Mary hires Rosenberg to teach her husband the violin, and Sheridan, a failed bank president, is saved from a suicide attempt by the kindness of Elizabeth. Author Robert Nathan, tells a poignant tale of humanity and friendship and of the triumph of love and compassion even in dire circumstances.

About the Author: Author of such revered books as PORTRAIT OF JENNIE, THE BISHOP’S WIFE, MR. WHITTLE AND THE MORNING STAR, and STONECLIFF, Robert Nathan was born in New York City in 1894 and was educated at private schools in the United States and Switzerland. While attending Harvard University where he was a classmate with E.E. Cummings, Nathan was an editor of the Harvard Monthly, in which his first stories and poems appeared.

While at Cambridge, Nathan also found the time to become an accomplished cellist, a lightweight boxer, and Captain of the fencing team. After leaving college, Mr. Nathan devoted his time exclusively to writing until his passing in 1985. Early on, Nathan’s work strengthened his reputation with both the public and peers. F. Scott Fitzgerald once referred to Robert Nathan as his favorite writer. During this period, the legendary Louis B. Mayer contracted him to Hollywood to become a screenwriter. Nathan ultimately didn’t enjoy the experience, though the movie industry continually craved his work. Five of his novels have been made into films.

The aforementioned “Portrait of Jennie” and “The Bishop’s Wife,” as well as “One More Spring,” “Wake Up and Dream” (from the novel “The Enchanted Voyage”) and “Color of Evening.” Robert Nathan was the author of over fifty volumes of novels, poetry, and plays, and from this body of distinguished work he acquired a reputation as a master of satiric fantasy unique in American Letters. In the twilight of his career he was known as “The Dean of Author’s,” since many prominent writers including Irving Stone and Irving Wallace sought out Nathan’s guidance. A member of the National Institute of Arts and Letters for fifty years, Mr. Nathan called both Cape Cod and California home. Happily, his last fifteen years were spent in the companionship of his wife, English born actress, Anna Lee.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 380 KB
  • Print Length: 95 pages
  • Publisher: Jeffrey Byron; 1 edition (10 Sep 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00F4FF28G
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic 24 July 2008
By Charles Bane Jr. - Published on
Today this gentle work of fiction is as forgotten as a shadow.Robert Nathan chronicles the lives of homeless, jobless souls who have taken up residence in Central Park in the midst of the Great Depression.These are people " whose fate was of interest to no one but themselves.Even the poets did not write about them,because the poets also were poor,and their nature made them indignant.They no longer wished to write poetry;on the contrary,they wished to fight;they threw themselves into the coal wars in the south,and were sent home with broken heads,like the heroes of antiquity".
This novel radiates charm; in 1935 it was produced as a feature film.
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4.0 out of 5 stars All you need is love 10 Oct 2005
By Bomojaz - Published on
A modern fable set in NYC during the darkest days of the Depression. A shopkeeper who has lost everything, a violinist, and a prostitute with a heart of gold end up living in a toolshed in Central Park. They scrape by, befriend an older couple, and save a ruined banker from suicide. Being a fable, Nathan is more interested in his "moral" than depicting reality, and the message here is a familiar one for Nathan: Love is all one needs to survive. The ending reflects this: the woman and shopkeeper go off to North Carolina to live off the land; it's a bit hard to swallow, but it's a pleasant thought, anyway.
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ONE MORE SPRING 4 April 2008
By Claude L. Ross - Published on
If you like any of Robert Nathan's books, you will love this one. It is one of his best. It is so good that a movie "One More Spring" was made in 1935 starring Janet Gaynor.
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