New York: The John Day Company, 1934. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo (19.5cm); variant orange cloth, with titling and rule stamped in black on spine; dustjacket; 242pp. Top edge slightly dusty, else Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $2.00), edgeworn and spine-sunned, with several nicks, tears, and attendant creases to extremities; Very Good only.
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.