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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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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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