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1berthirsch
Modifié : Mai 5, 2009, 12:45pm

this was also posted on Jewish Bibliophiles:

see an interesting article in the current Vanity Fair:

http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/features/2009/04/yiddishists200904

Discusses the younger "jewish" writers despite the fact that some of them reject being pigeonholed.

Among those discussed I have thoroughly enjoyed the following books:

Foer's Everything Is Illuminated
Englander's The Ministry of Special cases
Krauss's The History of Love
Chabon's Kavalier and Clay

2torontoc
Mai 4, 2009, 6:33pm


Thanks! good article.

3nbmars
Mai 4, 2009, 9:01pm

Interesting, thanks for posting!

4SqueakyChu
Mai 4, 2009, 9:16pm

I enjoyed the article as well. Thanks for sharing it.

I've read (and highly recommend) the four books mentioned in post# 1 by berthirsch.

I'll be looking forward to seeing the new translation of the Haggadah to be done by Nathan Englander and Jonathan Safran Foer.

5nbmars
Mai 11, 2009, 5:25pm

The new issue of Pakn Treger has an interesting interview with Nathan Englander. (Pakn Treger is published by the National Yiddish Book Center; subscription comes with membership.)

6berthirsch
Mai 12, 2009, 5:42pm

nbmars-

looks like a great resource, thanks. when i linked to it the first article listed is by Ilan Stavens- he is worth exploring - he has written and advocated for jewish writing from latin america.

7nbmars
Août 6, 2009, 12:15pm

Yet another article on what defines a "Jewish" writer, here: http://www.tabletmag.com/arts-and-culture/books/12770/guilt-by-association-2/