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The Weekly Yiderati: Roth vs. Auster, Shukert Travel Tips, Love Letters, Pekar Project, and More

The Weekly Yiderati: Roth vs. Auster, Shukert Travel Tips, Love Letters, Pekar Project, and More
By September 3, 2010

At 3:AM Magazine:  Philip Roth vs. Paul Auster At Electric Literature: An excerpt, “For the Love of Juche” by Adam Johnson. At the Paris Review blog: Adam Wilson writes a love letter to Elvis Costello. At The Forward: Rachel Shukert … Read More

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Reviewed: “Everything is Going to be Great” by Rachel Shukert

Reviewed: “Everything is Going to be Great” by Rachel Shukert
By August 2, 2010

Harper Perennial 309 Pages The 21st Century has been good to women that write books about their personal lives.  Some would say that it’s the post Bridget Jones Diary/Sex in the City market that has made this possible, but works … Read More

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The Weekly Yiderati: Jonathan Ames Breaking the Law, Shteyngart Talks to The Paris Review, Israel Joshua Singer and More

The Weekly Yiderati: Jonathan Ames Breaking the Law, Shteyngart Talks to The Paris Review, Israel Joshua Singer and More
By July 29, 2010

Everybody talks about his brother Isaac, but people forget that Israel Joshua Singer was a great writer too. Gary Shteyngart is interviewed at the Paris Review blog/Gary Shteyngart equates the Paris Review with being “pretentious” in said interview. The dream … Read More

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Jewcy Interviews: Starlee Kine

Jewcy Interviews: Starlee Kine
By July 26, 2010

In 1997, Starlee Kine, then a bookstore clerk living in New York’s East Village, was interviewed by This American Life’s Paul Tough for a segment about her tumultuous relationship with her neighbor “Helga”. This chance meeting changed Kine’s life forever: … Read More

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The Gary Shteyngart Guide to Just About Everything

The Gary Shteyngart Guide to Just About Everything
By July 23, 2010

We had fun talking to him a few months back, and enjoy talking about his eating habits, but our friends at The Rumpus dug a little deeper, and got some very interesting tidbits out of the writer of Super Sad … Read More

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Today’s Installment of Why We Love Rachel Shukert

Today’s Installment of Why We Love Rachel Shukert
By July 19, 2010

In today’s installment of “Why We Love Rachel Shukert,” we turn to her interview at The Undomestic Goddess: What does feminism mean to you? “For me, feminism, at its essence, is about the acknowledgment that women are as fully human … Read More

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Jews Talking Jonathan Franzen

Jews Talking Jonathan Franzen
By July 7, 2010

Our pals at Tablet opened the floodgates, and gave us an excuse to admit how excited we are for the forthcoming Jonathan Franzen novel, Freedom. The sites fall fiction preview was loaded with names we love: Roth, Ozick and Shteyngart, … Read More

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The Big Jewcy: Ben Greenman, Author/New Yorker Editor

The Big Jewcy: Ben Greenman, Author/New Yorker Editor
By June 16, 2010

Neatly summarizing Ben Greenman’s fiction is not easy. His first collection, Superbad, included a number of well-crafted, emotionally crushing short stories — but also prefaced several with editorial notes suggesting that Greenman would be better off including more musicals about … Read More

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