Stanley Kauffmann, recently dubbed ‘one of the oldest working critics in history,’ has died at 97. He brought a uniquely Jewish sensibility to the thumbs up-or-down genre.
Earlier this week, Ruth Franklin wrote about sharing a stage with Yann Martel and discussed whether anything new can be said about the Holocaust. She is the author of “A Thousand Darknesses: Lies and Truth in Holocaust Fiction.” Her blog posts are being featured this week on The Arty Semite courtesy of the Jewish Book Council and My Jewish Learning’s Author Blog series. For more information on the series, please visit: