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2 book reviews: “The Break” and “Underground Time” — New York Journal of Books

November 22, 2011

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Thanks to a change in the publication date of one of the books I have two reviews published on the same day. Both are novels in translation, one from Italian and the other from French.  “The Break is reminiscent of Italian neo-realist cinema of the late 1940s and is enthusiastically recommended to all readers. Kudos to […]

A Meaning for Wife | New York Journal of Books

November 15, 2011

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“Your wife is killed by a cashew (anaphylactic shock), but there isn’t time to grieve because your toddler son is always at your heels—wanting to be fed, to be played with, or to sleep next to you all night long. A change of pace seems necessary, so you decide to visit your parents in order […]

On otherness, ethnic and racial identity from a Jewish perspective

November 10, 2011

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An interesting and engaging blog post from last March on otherness, ethnic and racial identity: Passing for White: Other-ness and Judaism  

Prospect Park Foliage

November 8, 2011

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Prospect Park Foliage via flickr.com   Fall foliage, Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY.

New York Journal of Books: “The Hall of the Singing Caryatids” by Victor Pelevin

November 1, 2011

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“At barely more than 100 small (four and a half by seven inch) pages in Andrew Bromfield’s excellent English translation The Hall of the Singing Caryatidssucceeds both as a novella of ideas and as a science fiction work of fantasy, and is recommended to all readers enamored of thought provoking fiction.” Read the entire review on New […]