Readers are being introduced or reintroduced to pooet Yehuda Amichai’s work in a new collection edited by Robert Alter. Benjamin Ivry takes the opportunity to explain what Amichai meant to Israel and the world of poetry at large.
Gloria Steinem’s father was the son of Jewish immigrants, but it was her non-Jewish mother who gave the future founder of Ms. Magazine a sense of her heritage. Curt Schleier explains.
French intellectual André Glucksmann has died at the age of 78. Robert Zaretsky remembers his pointed critiques of communism and his change of heart regarding the Iraq war.
Back in the 1970’s, Neal Pollack was living with Robert Mapplethorpe, Joey Ramone, Patti Smith and Lou Reed at the Chelsea Hotel. He remembers the old days fondly, though his memory tends to get a bit fuzzy with the details.
Jessica Posner and Kennedy Odede are trying to bring hope, education and resources to Africa’s biggest slum. ‘It’s powerful to share a dream together,’ she says.47
Dennis Ross has served as a Middle East negotiator for four presidential administrations. His memoir follows the rollercoaster of American attitudes towards Israel.210
Geraldine Brooks is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “The March” and “People of the Book.” But does her retelling of the story of David strike a chord with our critic. Julia M. Klein sings the book’s praises…and its shortcomings.
Garth Risk Hallberg’s debut novel starts on New Year’s Eve 1976 and ends on the July 13, 1977 New York City blackout. But is it worth the 944-page trek to get from Point A to Point B?
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