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Jonathan Franzen And Lori Moore Visit A Jewish Holy Site

Jonathan Franzen And Lori Moore Visit A Jewish Holy Site
By November 17, 2010

A Jewcy writers makes the pilgrimage to a Jewish holy site to see Jonathan Franzen and Lori Moore. Read More

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Harry Potter Is Dead And Buried In Israel

Harry Potter Is Dead And Buried In Israel
By November 16, 2010

The tombstone of a British soldier who was killed in action in 1939, when England controlled Palestine, has become a huge tourist attraction for the Israeli town of Ramle. Read More

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Top Ten Favorite Examples Of Kafkaesque

Top Ten Favorite Examples Of Kafkaesque
By November 15, 2010

It seems these days that people think they can apply the term “Kafkaesque” to just about anything. We found out ten favorite examples. Read More

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Reviewed: “The Road” By Vasily Grossman

Reviewed: “The Road” By Vasily Grossman
By November 15, 2010

Inspired by Chekhov and admired by greats like Pushkin and Babel, Grossman’s work could almost be mistaken as an influence post-World War 2 nonfiction luminaries like Joan Didion and Norman Mailer — if only his work would had been translated earlier. Read More

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Bernie Madoff: Total Prick, Good Taste In Books

Bernie Madoff: Total Prick, Good Taste In Books
By November 12, 2010

Not sure you’re headed to Midtown Manhattan for the Bernie Madoff auction today, but in case you are, keep an eye out on the library that’s being sold en bloc, that includes books by some good names like Philip Roth … Read More

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Anti-Semites I Really Like: Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Anti-Semites I Really Like: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
By November 11, 2010

Today is Dostoyevsky’s birthday. We wish that he didn’t hate Jews in his lifetime. Read More

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Can’t Wait To Read An Abandoned Michael Chabon Novel

Can’t Wait To Read An Abandoned Michael Chabon Novel
By November 10, 2010

Not to sound like a goonish fanboy, but I’m more excited to read 4 chapters of work which Michael Chabon deemed unworthy of publication in 1992, than I am to read just about anything else coming out in the next … Read More

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Reviewed: Anne Frank: The Anne Frank House Authorized Graphic Biography

Reviewed: <i>Anne Frank: The Anne Frank House Authorized Graphic Biography</i>
By November 9, 2010

Anne Frank’s mark in expanding the Holocaust experience to outsiders has been taken a step further this fall in the release of a new publication. Read More

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