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Books: Portrait of a Man Known as Il Condottiere by Georges Perec

April 27, 2015

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“On Jewish and artistic authenticity wrt Georges Perec’s first novel” What does fiction about art forgery have to do with Jewish identity? In my New York Journal of Books review I praise Perec’s first novel as “a fully realized and mature work of fiction.” Read that review first. Additional remarks that appeared in a different and […]

Adam Kirsch’s “Rocket and Lightship: Meditations on life and letters”

December 3, 2012

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“To become memorable or brilliant, language needs to be fertilized by egotism.”  Adam Kirsch’s long but worth reading collection of meditations/prose epigrams on the position of writers WRT past writers, future readers, and the present tense; on the respective roles of literature and science; and the role of culture in a technologically evolving civilization (among […]

Jewish Literature 101: Recommended Jewish fiction and poetry books of 2010

January 1, 2011

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Now that another secular calendar year is beginning I would like to share my recommendations of Jewish fiction and poetry books published last year. This is not a “best of” list, merely a list of Jewish themed books published in 2010 that I have actually read and reviewed at my other writing gig as a […]

MFA vs. NYC: America now has two distinct literary cultures. Which one will last? – By Chad Harbach – Slate Magazine

November 28, 2010

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The following article is excerpted from the latest issue of n+1 magazine. This article is available online only in Slate. ‎”No one with ‘literary’ aspirations will expect to earn a living by publishing books; the glory days when publishers still waffled between patronage and commerce will be much lamented. The lit-lovers who used to become […]

Pictures – Libeskind Hanukkah Lamp Exhibition – New York NY

November 21, 2010

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Jewish Museum menorah pics from A Hanukkah Project: Daniel Libeskind s Line of Fire exhibit. Hanukkah Lamp, Palestine (Israel) c. 1880-1930. Chiseled and painted limestone.  

Jewish Museum 11/19/10-01/20/11: Daniel Libeskind does Hanukkah – New York NY

November 20, 2010

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In “A Hanukkah Project: Daniel Libeskind’s Line of Fire” 40 hanukkiot (Hanukkah menorahs) selected by curator Susan Braunstein from The Jewish Museum’s permanent collection of over 500 hanukkiot are displayed on a stand designed by architect Daniel Libeskind. Read the entire article and view a slideshow of the exhibited hanukkiot.      

One-woman shows by Jewish dramatists Sivan Hadari and Mayo Simon – New York NY

November 9, 2010

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New works by two young Jewish women dramatists will be performed at separate and unrelated Manhattan venues Thursday night November 11, 2010. Read more on examiner.com