New York: The John Day Company, 1934. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo (19.5cm); black cloth, titled, blocked and ruled in gilt and green on spine; dustjacket; 242pp. Text edges very lightly tanned on right side, else Fine in a Near Fine dustjacket, unclipped, with toning to spine panel and flap folds.
The third novel in Dahlberg's proletarian trilogy, which includes Bottom Dogs (1929) and From Flushing to Calvary (1932). Those Who Perish is a psychological novel of American Jews and their reactions to the coming of German Nazism. Though Dahlberg rejected this early work later in his career, these three novels remain a high water mark of the literature of the Great Depression, documenting with sympathy and poetry the lives of hoboes, immigrants, slum-dwellers, B-girls, and others of the vast American underclass of the thirties. COAN p.174. HANNA 897. RIDEOUT p.296.