Posts Tagged ‘ literature ’

The Infamous 1970s Sex Novel Featuring Lilith’s Kin

September 4, 2014
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The Infamous 1970s Sex Novel Featuring Lilith’s Kin

What modern lovers refer to as “casual sex” was, at one time, known by a very different, very transgressive name. In 1973, Jewish American writer Erica Jong infamously published Fear of Flying, a radical novel that immediately garnered attention from all sides for its progressive views of female sexuality. The book—about a young…

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Jewniverse Beach Reading!

August 12, 2014
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Jewniverse beach reads

Check back all week for our top summer reading picks from the archives! Monday’s pick: Shakespeare The…

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Good News: All-of-a-Kind Family is Back!

June 30, 2014
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Good News: All-of-a-Kind Family is Back!

All-of-a-Kind Family, the mid-century classic Sydney Taylor children’s series of Lower East Side literature, is…

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Bad Israeli Blood in a Holy Spanish City

May 29, 2014
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In master novelist A.B. Yehoshua’s most recent book, The…

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David Rakoff: Half Full, in Our Book

November 29, 2012
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Long and proud is the Jewish tradition of using…

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Fagin the Jew

November 20, 2012
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The antihero of Charles Dickens’s Oliver Twist is the “villainous-looking and…

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Dream of Scipio

November 19, 2012
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When you think of Provence you probably think…

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One Book, Two Holocaust Novels

November 5, 2012
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The next great Jewish novel is coming from…

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Up the Down Staircase

October 25, 2012
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In 1923, a 12-year-old Russian girl named Belle…

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In Grandpa’s House

August 15, 2012
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Maurice Sendak illustrated over a hundred books, both his…

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The Jewish Mail Order Bride

August 2, 2012
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These days, mail-order brides mostly reside in your…

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Treasure Hunt in Prague

July 26, 2012
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In the late 1500s, Prague was a cultural…

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