“The two audacities in the book for me, [are] the eroticism of marriage, and talking about ambition.”
“One of the novel’s principal characters, known only as the General, is clearly modeled on former Israeli prime minister, Ariel Sharon.
Looking around at Rosh Hashanah services, she thinks: “Surely inside some of these minds burned this strange fire, these same doubt-riddled thoughts?”4
“Ionesco, a Romanian-born anti-fascist, wrote the play as a searing indictment of Nazis and especially their all-too-willing collaborators.”
“There’s no thinker or writer or person who has had more influence on my moral understanding than Elie Wiesel.”
In 2016, Paul Beatty became the first American to win the prize, for his novel “The Sellout.”
“None of us will ever comprehend the depravity of what Elie experienced during the Holocaust. He tried to help us see and feel that pain.”5
“What I was responding to was something very strong, which is this deep sense that you find in really intelligent women’s writing of resistance.”
The stamps feature the main character forming a snowball, sliding down a mountain of snow, making a snow angel and leaving footprints in the snow.
“He is one poet who can somehow be simultaneously elegiac and playful, even goofy.”
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