Browsing All posts tagged under »anti-semitism«

Jewish books: The Empire of the Senses probes Jewish identity in Weimar Germany

March 31, 2015


“Alexis Landau’s cinematically descriptive, character-driven debut novel explores ethnic identity via an intermarried family in WWI and Weimar era Germany, i.e. before anti-Semitism became official state policy legally codifying ethnic definitions.” — from my New York Journal of Books review in which I praise the book as “handsomely written” as well as a “powerful and compelling novel.” […]

Susan Daitch’s novel Paper Conspiracies revisits Dreyfus Affair

October 4, 2011


New York Jewish fiction writer Susan Daitch‘s third novel Paper Conspiracies, which was published last week by City Lights Books, takes an indirect approach to late Nineteenth Century France’s Dreyfus Affair by way of peripheral minor actors in the scandal and via cinema pioneer Georges Mèliés‘ contemporaneous dramtized documentary film L’affaire Dreyfus . The novel’s six sections alternate between 1990s New York […]

Irène Némirovsky’s Life and Stories

May 7, 2010


via To read the article click here Nemirovsky—brilliant writer, born Jewish and converted to Roman Catholicism, ended up writing strongly anti-Semitic prose, and being sent to Auschwitz anyway.

NEW YORK JOURNAL OF BOOKS: David Cooper’s review of The Fifth Servant by Kenneth Wishnia

April 15, 2010


My review of The Fifth Servant by Kenneth Wishnia has been posted on