“Liberalism as we have known it is not equipped to deal with the new problems of the 21st century,” Harari told the Forward.
Kushner’s book follows Romy Hall, a woman serving two consecutive life sentences in a California correctional facility.
The narrative of “Lolita” depended more on a real-life crime than Nabokov would ever admit.
Chesler may be an unreliable narrator, but for those of us who’ve lived through the era, her gossipy tales have an undeniable appeal.
“This is where being a Soviet Ashkenazi person helps. You have a sixth sense of when things are going to get really bad.”
Our journey may actually be too fiction-esque for fiction.
“The secret of Warren Buffett is that he is the dullest man in America: how do you write a novel about that?”
Even Dorothy Parker, the queen of witty ripostes might have had a hard time making light of this fresh hell.
“I’m always excited when I discover a new Yiddish book, but sometimes it takes me a while to get into it.”
40 years ago, David Fantle and his writing partner, Tom Johnson, flew to Los Angeles for interviews with Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly.
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