Posts Tagged ‘ novels ’

The NYC Savant Changing Jewish Literature

August 28, 2015
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joshua-cohen

Joshua Cohen has all the trappings of an arch-nemesis: he’s handsome, precocious, hyper-functional, prolific. He speaks three languages. Besides his latest novel, Book of Numbers, he’s written three others, plus four collections of stories. He’s thirty-four years old, and, according to a 2010 profile in the Observer, he’s a self-styled…

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A Jewish Mystery of Dominican Proportions

July 3, 2015
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A Jewish Mystery of Dominican Proportions

Like many juicy mysteries, Forgiving Máximo Rothman, AJ Sidransky’s debut novel, begins with a murder.…

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Hitler in the Amazon

December 26, 2014
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Hitler in the Amazon

Hitler is alive and well, if not a bit wrinkled, and he’s living in the…

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The Surprising Hasidic Subtext of a Popular New Novel

October 7, 2014
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Why "Back to the Future" is About the World to Come

Ben Lerner is not primarily a novelist – he’s a…

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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”…

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A Forgotten Satire of Yiddishe Mamas and Soviet Fools

June 23, 2014
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A Yiddish Satire With Yiddishe Mamas and Soviet Fools

Stories of a bustling courtyard populated by hapless…

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Jew and WASP, in 20th-Century Manhattan

April 23, 2014
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dual-inheritance

Joanna Hershon’s fervently readable new novel, A Dual Inheritance,…

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What Ever Happened to Italy’s Jews?

March 10, 2014
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trieste

We usually think of historical fiction as storytelling…

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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…

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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…

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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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