It is both writers’ first appearance as finalists for the prestigious honors.
For Magris, Jewish tradition is “something that, despite all the damage, is not really damaged. This strength fascinates me.”
Garfunkel reveals things that — while the reader might recognize them as mortal and oh-so-human — should nevertheless not be shared
Arthur Janov, who died on Sunday October 1 aged 93, was the creator of the now largely-ignored psychotherapeutic system, Primal Scream Therapy. A dramatic psychic system, it captured the imagination of John Lennon in the 1970s and Tears for Fears in the 1980s.
Manhattan has gentrified over the decades during which Chast, a longtime New Yorker cartoonist, has observed it.
“This past year a special person helped me connect to my Judaism in a new way, beyond bagels and sample sales and crushing guilt.”
Within most Hasidic courts, little weight is given to a potential rebbe’s character traits. The more important quality speaks to a tribal interest.6
To keep the Days of Awe from becoming the Days of Yawn, many Jews bring books to synagogue.
“The two audacities in the book for me, [are] the eroticism of marriage, and talking about ambition.”
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