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Jewish Poet Louise Glück Wins Nobel Prize in Literature

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By Gabe Friedman Louise Glück, the American granddaughter of Hungarian Jews, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature on Thursday. Glück, 77, was awarded “for her...

Book Reviews: ‘The Memory Monster’ and ‘The American Jewish Philanthropic Complex’

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'The Memory Monster' Yishai Sarid Restless Books At the intersection of Arch Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, an Israeli flag flaps above the Horwitz-Wasserman Holocaust Memorial...

What We’re Excited to Read This Fall

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There are more than a few “big books” coming out this fall. Don DeLillo and Marilynne Robinson both have forthcoming novels, and Barack Obama has...

Book Reviews: A Jewish Texas Memoir, and Searching for the Messiah

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“A Place of Exodus: Home, Memory and Texas” David Biespiel Kelson Books “You are always the receptacle of what has gone before you,” James Baldwin once wrote,...

Reviews: Secret Life, Secret War

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Road Trip Reveals Jewish Mother’s Secrets By Sophie Panzer “All My Mother’s Lovers” Ilana Masad Dutton Although Ilana Masad’s novel “All My Mother’s Lovers” takes place in a pre-coronavirus...

Reviews: A Kapo’s Mindset and a Convert’s Tale

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Kapo Accepts Nazi Logic “Kapo” Aleksandar Tišma (translated by Richard Williams; introduction by David Rieff) The New York Review of Books Aleksandar Tišma — Serb, Jew, writer and...
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Summer Reading List 2020

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It’s summer 2020, and you know what that means: sitting quietly by yourself inside, leaving your phone in another room and reading. It’s certainly not...

Writer Wins Coveted Science Fiction Prize

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Aliza Greenblatt, 32, chose A.T. Greenblatt as her pen name in her 20s. Her reasoning then, as she understands it now, was fairly simple....

Philly’s Literary Scene Active and Engaged Despite Limitations Pandemic Created

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The Philadelphia literary community may be stuck at home like everyone else, but that hasn’t stopped its members from being active and developing financial...
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6 Memoirs That Explore the Mother-Daughter Bond

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By Babette Dunkelgrün In Season 2 of the Hulu comedy “Shrill,” based on the book by Lindy West, there’s a restaurant scene in which the...