Books

When Writers Argue (Sorta): Paul Auster Vs. Philip Roth

When Writers Argue (Sorta): Paul Auster Vs. Philip Roth
By July 11, 2011

Philip Roth thinks the novel is going extinct, but Paul Auster disagrees. Read More

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The Weekly Yiderati: 128 Years Of Kafkaesque, Celebrating Neil Simon, Emily Gould Selling E-books

The Weekly Yiderati: 128 Years Of Kafkaesque, Celebrating Neil Simon, Emily Gould Selling E-books
By July 7, 2011

This week we celebrate the birthdays of two icons, and toast a new literary venture. Read More

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Tonight In NYC: Ain’t No Party Like A Sholem Aleichem Party

Tonight In NYC: Ain’t No Party Like A Sholem Aleichem Party
By July 6, 2011

A Celebration of Yiddish Literature in honor of the new film Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness by Joseph Dorman. Read More

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A Bissell To A Teaspoon: Preserving Food Memories From A Terrible Time In History

A Bissell To A Teaspoon: Preserving Food Memories From A Terrible Time In History
By July 5, 2011

A cookbook that focuses on the recipes made by Jews during the holocaust may not immediately strike home cooks as a must own manual, but “Recipes Remembered: A Celebration of Survival,” is the attempt to keep these recipes and the stories that surrounded them alive. Read More

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The Weekly Yiderati: Larry David, HBO Shows, And People Talking About Adam Mansbach

The Weekly Yiderati: Larry David, HBO Shows, And People Talking About Adam Mansbach
By June 30, 2011

Larry David writes for The New Yorker, people keep talking about Adam Mansbach, hope for the literary HBO shows, and so much more in this week’s discussion of literary news. Read More

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Jew Dream Team: Darren Aronofsky To Direct HBO Pilot Penned By Michael Chabon

Jew Dream Team: Darren Aronofsky To Direct HBO Pilot Penned By Michael Chabon
By June 17, 2011

To be honest, If I’d woken up this morning to the news that Darren Aronofsky was slated to direct a pilot written by and starring Paris Hilton for the Disney Channel, I’d be excited, but the news that Aronosfky is directing a Michael Chabon written TV pilot for HBO, is a total coup. Read More

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The Weekly Yiderati: Jews Taking Back Bloomsday, Seth Fried, IBM And The Nazis, And More

The Weekly Yiderati: Jews Taking Back Bloomsday, Seth Fried, IBM And The Nazis, And More
By June 16, 2011

In this week’s Jewish literary digest: Joyce goes Jewish for one day, talented siblings in conversation, an American Gogol, and plenty more. Read More

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The Big Jewcy: Rachel Fershleiser – Literary Community Organizer

The Big Jewcy: Rachel Fershleiser – Literary Community Organizer
By June 14, 2011

With the publishing world in such a state of flux, it needs people to mobilize the writing communities that provide the foundation for the world of letters to advance, and Rachel Fershleiser is doing just that. Read More

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