Posts Tagged ‘ novels ’

What Ever Happened to Italy’s Jews?

March 10, 2014
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trieste

We usually think of historical fiction as storytelling that attempts to simulate the events and atmosphere of the past—but what if historical fiction recreated not the past itself, but the historian’s process of trying to put the past back together? Trieste, a newly translated novel by Croatian writer Dasa Drndic does just…

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When Sholem Aleichem Met Mark Twain

January 10, 2014
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twain-aleichem

The Yiddish writer Sholem Aleichem (1859-1916) was an author and humorist whose 40-plus volumes famously combine high intellect with…

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Anna Karenina, Alive and Not That Well in Queens

October 17, 2013
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anna-k

Thought hundreds of pages about the Russian aristocracy described a world utterly foreign from our…

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J.D. Salinger’s Jewish Roots

October 1, 2013
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salinger1

Although J.D. Salinger’s most widely-known character is The Catcher…

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Freud’s Jewish Mistress

August 21, 2013
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freud-mistress

Vienna, 1895. Minna Bernays, a laughably incompetent lady’s companion,…

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Breaking and Entering

February 7, 2013
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breaking-and-entering

The year is 1994 and psychologist Richard Shapiro…

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Up the Down Staircase

October 25, 2012
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bel-kaufman

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

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The Jewish Mail Order Bride

August 2, 2012
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little-bride-anna-solomon

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

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Treasure Hunt in Prague

July 26, 2012
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treasure hunt in prague

In the late 1500s, Prague was a cultural…

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Chaim Potok and the Rebbe Walk into a Bar.

July 12, 2012
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chaim potok and the rebbe

A farbrengen is a Hasidic spiritual gathering–it can be just a handful…

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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

June 28, 2012
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me

In the new novel Me and Earl and the…

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A Nazi, Assassinated

May 1, 2012
By
hhhh

Is there such thing as being too obsessed…

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