Posts Tagged ‘ writers ’

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 last name begins with Stein, after all. But back in 1940 when anti-Semitic rumors claimed that the American writer was Jewish—and that his novel “Grapes of Wrath” was “Jewish propaganda”—Steinbeck was forced to clear the…

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The NYC Savant Changing Jewish Literature

August 28, 2015
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Joshua Cohen has all the trappings of an arch-nemesis: he’s handsome, precocious, hyper-functional, prolific. He…

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Meet the Jewish Bubbe Who Happens to Be a Literary Genius

May 20, 2015
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Discover the New England Bubbe Who Turns Out is a Literary Genius

It’s a beautiful thing when a writer gets discovered. Especially when the writer is a…

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Etgar Keret’s “Shiva Tour”

November 25, 2013
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When Etgar Keret was in the IDF, he…

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Before and After the Holocaust

February 17, 2012
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H.G. Adler (1910-1988), a writer from Prague, was a…

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Great Jewish Bloggers of the 1920s

February 9, 2012
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Anzia Yezierska, the Jewish immigrant writer from Poland,…

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The Talmud of Jazz

January 2, 2012
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Jake Marmer is the self-described offspring of Woody Allen…

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Literary Gymnastics

November 22, 2011
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Etgar Keret is one of the most versatile writers in Israel today.…

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The Things We Left Unsaid

November 11, 2011
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Moshe Zvi Marvit is an absorbing writer, the…

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David Sedaris’ Perfect Apartment

September 5, 2011
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Humorist David Sedaris has made a career out…

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