charge skeptically, thinking it alloyednwith envy, until I saw in EberhardnRoters’ recent Berlin, 1910-1933 (Rozzoli,n1982) a 1929 Moholy backdropnstage design that scandalously resemblesnPaul Citroen’s classic photomontage ofnThe Metropolis (1922). What compoundsnthis scandal is the fact thatnCitroen had been Moholy’s student atnthe Bauhaus only a few years before!nBut as a comprehensive treatment ofnMoholy-Nagy’s work, Passuth’s booknsurpasses several others on Moholy thatnhave appeared recently, includingnEleanor M. Hight’s informative cataloguenfor a film and photographic exhibitionncurrently traveling throughnAmerica, Andreas Haus’s Moholy-nNagy: Photographs & Photograms (Pantheon,n1980), and Irene-CharlottenLusk’s Montagen ins Blaue (Anabas,n1980) on the photocollages. Partial interpretations,nsimply by limiting theirnscope, reduce Moholy to a journeyman,nlaboring among others similar innkind, rather than an extraordinarily creativenfigure. Because Moholy’s achievementntranscends the pigeonholes ofnAmerican scholarship (and, worse yet,nof our narrow-minded scholarshipsupport),nperhaps it is not so surprisingnthat the best book on him should comenfrom behind the Iron Curtain. In truth,nreading Moholy-Nagy gave me chills,nreminding me of my first discovery ofnhis heroic example and reconfirmingnmy earlier estimate of his continuingnimportance. ccnRichard Kostelanetz, editor of andocumentary monograph onnMoholy-Nagy (1970), isnwriting a book about polyartistry.nRed-White-and-nBlue Yiddishkeitnby Scott Edwin EwingnStephen J. Whitfield: Voices of Jacob,nHands of Esau: Jews in American Lifenand Thought; Archon Books; Hamden,nCT; $25.00.n”It is much the point of Judaism thatnefforts to waken the consciences of othersnshould not prevent Jews from reexaminingntheir own.” So writes StephennWhitfield, a professor of Americannstudies at Brandeis, in this new study ofn20th-century American Jewry.nThe means Jews have frequently usednto arouse and examine the consciencenhave often been literary. 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