November 27, 2016
“For Oz’s fans and liberal Zionist fiction readers Judas is a required text whose writing is its own reward.” — from my review of in New York Journal of Books I devote more of my review to the novel’s historical background and what I infer is its contemporary political message, and consequently less to its […]
July 2, 2014
"Anglophone readers (especially those who also read Hebrew) will find both this handsome book’s bilingual presentation of Ruebner’s selected poems, and his heart wrenching backstory described by translator Rachel Tzvia Back in her informative introduction and endnotes, compelling reading."
March 18, 2013
My review of A.B. Yehoshua’s new novel The Retrospective. Also see my examiner.com article.
March 5, 2012
Will Europa Editions’ newly published English translation of Italian writer Diego De Silva‘s comic novel I Hadn’t Understood appeal to Jewish New Yorkers? In my New York Journal of Books review I compare Mr. De Silva’s sense of humor to those of Woody Allen and Philip Roth. Read the review and then the book and decide for yourself. via the late examiner.com
April 28, 2011
Leeches by David Albahari New York Journal of Books Today Boston and New York publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt releases Serbian-Canadian writer David Albahari‘s novel Leeches. Albahari is the author of 11 novels and 9 collections of short stories. His previous novel Götz and Meyer, which is about the Shoah, won the ALTA Translation Award and […]