The most touching tributes to Roth came from those who learned their crafts from him.
The Jewish authors on the list included a finalist for the Man-Booker Prize and the author of a stunning debut novel.
Adam Kirsch’s “The People and the Books” discusses 18 classics of Jewish literature. But what does this prominent critic truly believe?
In his new book, ‘Rocket and Lightship: Essays on Literature and Ideas,’ critic and atheist Adam Kirsch quietly redefines the role of the American Jew.
That’s my summary of this Slate article from literary critic (and recent Disraeli biographer) Adam Kirsch. In the piece, Kirsch takes to task the folks who dole out the Nobel prizes, for their ignorance of American literature, and their anti-Americanism. He also thinks one American writer, in particular, is particularly overdue for a medal.