Little Men: Novellas and Stories By Gerald Shapiro Columbus Ohio State University Press, 219 pages, $29.95. * * *|‘Just tell me — is it good for the Jews?” The precariousness of Diaspora existence got turned against Philip Roth when “Goodbye Columbus and Other Stories” (1958) seemed to betray nasty Jewish foibles to America’s
I Think of Our Lives: New and Selected Poems By Richard Fein Creative Arts Book Company, 115 pages, $13.95.
I think of our lives — Walt — and they work something like this — At Castle Garden — where you heard Jenny Lind sing — and where my grandparents came through as immigrants…
Richard Fein’s lively,