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Authors In Conversation: Ben Greenman And Elif Batuman

Authors In Conversation: Ben Greenman And Elif Batuman
By November 8, 2010

Ben Greenman and Elif Batuman are not from the school of thought that Russian literature has to be all dark and gloomy. In this exclusive video, we sit down with the two authors. Read More

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Battle Of The Big Jewish Books: Joshua Cohen Vs. Adam Levin

Battle Of The Big Jewish Books:  Joshua Cohen Vs. Adam Levin
By November 8, 2010

Joshua Cohen reviewed Adam Levin’s “The Instructions” for the New York Times Sunday Book Review. Nothing strange about that, except Cohen wrote a really big book about Jews and so did Levin. Did things get awkward? Read More

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The Weekly Yiderati: Justin Taylor, Norris Church Mailer, Howard Jacobson, Pre-Beard Ben Greenman and More

The Weekly Yiderati: Justin Taylor, Norris Church Mailer, Howard Jacobson, Pre-Beard Ben Greenman and More
By November 4, 2010

This week in our literary roundup: Justin Taylor bids adieu to HTML GIANT, Norman Mailer’s widow talks about the wife of another dead writer, Ben Greenman: Pre-beard, the best list of “best of lists” and more Read More

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A Dilemma Bigger Than Free Pork: A Rambling Review of Abe Foxman’s New Book Jews & Money

A Dilemma Bigger Than Free Pork: A Rambling Review of Abe Foxman’s New Book <i>Jews & Money</i>
By November 4, 2010

Money-grubbing crooks only out for their own kind. An alliance more threatening than the Freemason. Rich, cheap, greedy, controlling, dishonest shysters: Abe Foxman’s new book is a barrel of laughs. Read More

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Commandment 11: Thou Shalt Not Covet Thy Fellow Jews Amazon Ranking

Commandment 11: Thou Shalt Not Covet Thy Fellow Jews Amazon Ranking
By November 3, 2010

Everything was fine. Then I published a book. Not just any book. A book of Jewish cartoons. A book of Jewish humor. Although it’s just over a hundred pages between two pieces of cardboard, don’t tell me it’s not significant. … Read More

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Adam Levin Guest Posts On The Jewish Influence In The Instructions

Adam Levin Guest Posts On The Jewish Influence In <i>The Instructions</i>
By November 3, 2010

Post #2 by the author of the largest book of Jewish fiction to come out this year discusses the influence Judaism had on “The Instructions.” Read More

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Jewcy Reviews: Cut Throat Dog By Joshua Sobol

Jewcy Reviews: <i>Cut Throat Dog</I> By Joshua Sobol
By November 2, 2010

Published by Melville House, 2010 The very best crime novels sometimes ask the reader to make a lot of unreasonable compromises until the very second when all is finally revealed. A good mystery keeps you in the dark; keeps you … Read More

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Guest Post: Adam Levin, Author Of The Instructions

Guest Post: Adam Levin, Author Of <i>The Instructions</i>
By November 1, 2010

The chance to savor 1,000 + pages of a book that brings to mind a strange hybrid of David Foster Wallace and Philip Roth as an angsty Jewish kid in the Chicago suburbs, is one that we really suggest nobody miss out on. Adam Levin was the man who took up the challenge of writing that book, and he will be guest blogging for us over the next week. Read More

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