I kept wondering why I cared so much about these writers. Was there such a thing as a “Jewish-American Novel?” What did it mean to be a Jewish writer?
15 Years later the Detroit-based author has returned to the story of Eddie the theme park maintenance man and the little girl, Annie, he died saving.
“Philip died with his reputation at a kind of pinnacle, and was widely accepted as being one of the greatest writers of the 20th century.”
I relate so much to Wendy in “Peter Pan,” because she has to grow up. She can’t be a kid forever.
“We all knew Heidegger had a Nazi past, but thought it was not more than others. His “Black Notebooks” were a shock.
“This is where being a Soviet Ashkenazi person helps. You have a sixth sense of when things are going to get really bad.”
Yuval Noah Harari’s “21 Lessons for the 21st Century” hit stores September 4.
“You had this flourishing of democracy [in] 1918, 1945 and 1989, three great births of democracy and three powerful illiberal counterattacks.”
We dough not know how to handle this news.
The Jewish immigrant story of rising mobility is much harder to pull off. In that way, the story of the middle class is also a Jewish story.
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