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Book review: Muck by Dror Burstein

January 24, 2019

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“… readers will enjoy this funny, imaginative, and handsomely crafted novel first and foremost as a memorable work of literature, and as such it deserves to reach a wide audience.” — From my review of Muck by Dror Burstein in New York Journal of Books

Book review: Late Beauty: Poems by Tuvia Ruebner

November 1, 2018

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“Readers who devoured In the Illuminated Dark will welcome the additional poems in Late Beauty, and for readers unacquainted with Ruebner’s poetry Late Beauty provides a portal.” — From my review of Late Beauty: Selected Poems of Tuvia Ruebner translated from the Hebrew by Lisa Katz and Shahar Bram in New York Journal of Books.  […]

Israeli books: A.B. Yehoshua’s The Extra features a child-free heroine

June 8, 2016

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“On the surface the new novel is about feminism and the right of women to choose not to bear children. But an underlying theme is whether liberal nationalism is an oxymoron, whether the rights of the individual (the essence of liberalism) can be reconciled with the needs of the nation.” — from my New York […]

Book review: “The Retrospective” by A.B. Yehoshua

March 18, 2013

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My review of A.B. Yehoshua’s new novel The Retrospective. Also see my examiner.com article.

Israeli poet Dahlia Ravikovitch’s complete poetry now in paperback – New York NY

July 5, 2011

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At the time of her death in 2005, Dahlia Ravikovitch was Israel’s second best loved poet after Yehuda Amichai. She was also a committed peace activist, yet her readers included Israelis from all points on the political spectrum. photo of Israeli poet Dahlia Ravikovitch Dan Porges http://www.chanabloch.com/hovering.html Two years ago a new translation of her […]

new york journal of books: “Homesick” by Eshkol Nevo, Translated by Sondra Silverston

July 19, 2010

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To read the review click here