The Carnevalis of Eusebius Asch, Edited, Annotated, and with an Introduction by Peter Gimpel. A young and gifted piano student struggles to find himself between the contradictory worlds of Secular Humanism and Jewish Mysticism in this passionate romance of intellectual and spiritual awakening set against a background of music, literature, philosophy and art. With original contributions in the field of audiopsychology as well as to the understanding of Giambattista Vico, Père Castel, and Hermann Hesse's Glasperlenspiel, this novel is one of the few to have won the distinction of a review in a journal of philosophy. Yet critics and readers alike have praised the Carnevalis for its wit, humor, imagination and emotional power. A SELECTION OF THE JEWISH BOOK CLUB Trade paper. 272 pages. ISBN 0-9631478-1-1. Price (US): $14.95.