Posts Tagged ‘ 20th century writers ’

The Soviet Jewish Writer Whose Masterpiece Was Banned for 200 Years

February 3, 2016
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The Soviet Jewish Writer Whose Novel Was Banned for 200 Years

In 1959, Soviet Jewish writer Vasily Grossman finished his magnum opus, the novel Life and Fate, an account of the Battle of Stalingrad during the Nazi invasion of the USSR and, simply, a masterpiece. A year later, the KGB raided his flat, seized his manuscript, notes, and even his typewriter’s…

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When Shel Silverstein Was a Playboy Mansion Regular

November 29, 2015
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Shel Silverstein and the Playboy Mansion

Some people get their inspiration from singing in the shower or running cross-country. Others –…

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Was John Steinbeck Jewish?

September 16, 2015
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Was John Steinbeck Jewish?

Was John Steinbeck Jewish? On the one hand, it isn’t totally out of the question—his…

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“You Killed My Jew, Now I’ve Killed Yours”: The Murder of Bruno Schulz

August 24, 2015
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"You Killed My Jew, Now I've Killed Yours": The Murder of Bruno Schulz

Bruno Schulz wasn’t just one of the 20th…

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A Whole New Metamorphosis

August 18, 2011
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Franz Kafka was one of the greatest–and darkest–writers of…

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