Archive for the 'Writers Wednesday' Category

Writer’s Wednesday: Lincoln Steffens

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Lincoln Steffens on Wikipedia.

Click Here to Read: Lincoln Steffens: Muckraker’s Progress By Kevin Baker in The New York Times on May 13, 2011.

Click Here to Read: Lincoln Steffens on the American National Biography website.

Click Here to Read: Editorial Observer; ‘The Shame’ That Lincoln Steffens Found Has Not Left Our Country By Adam Cohen in The New York Times on April 11, 2004. (more…)

Writer’s Wednesday: John Dos Passos

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

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Click Here to Read: John Dos Passos on Wikipedia.

Click Here to Read: John Dos Passos, The Art of Fiction No. 44 Interviewed by David Sanders in the Paris Review in the Spring 1969 No. 46 Issue.

Click Here to Read: Dos Passos and the Many Lives of ‘U.S.A.’ by Richard Gilman in The New York Times on March 16, 1997.

Click Here to Read: The U.S.A. Trilogy by John Dos Passos, Reviewed By Will Aaugerot the Rumpus website on December 26th, 2013. (more…)

Writer’s Wednesday: Amos Oz

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: The Spirit Level: Amos Oz writes the story of Israe. By David Remnick in The New Yorker in the November 8, 2004 Issue.

Click Here to Read: Amos Oz, The Art of Fiction No. 148 Interviewed by Shusha Guppy in the Paris Review Fall 1996 No. 140. (more…)

Writer’s Wednesday: Lionel Trilling

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Lionel Trilling on Wikipedia.

Click Here to Read: The Last Great Critic: Lionel Trilling believed that politics needed the imaginative qualities of literature and that liberalism needed literature’s sense of “variousness, possibility, complexity, and difficulty” by Nathan Glick in the Atlantic Monthly in the July 2000 Issue.

Click Here to Read:  Regrets Only: Lionel Trilling and his discontents By Louis Menand in the New Yorker on September 29, 2008. (more…)

Writer’s Wednesday: Erich Maria Remarque

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Erich Maria Remarque on Wikipedia.

Click Here to Read:   All Quiet on the Western Front: A generation haunted by war By Isaac Finn on the World Socialist Web Site on August 5, 2016.

Click Here to Read: Erich Maria Remarque Biography on the Encyclopedia of World Biography Website.

Click Here to Read: All Quiet on the Western Front by Patrick Clardy on the Modernist Lab at Yale University website. (more…)

Writer’s Wednesday: Irene Nemirovsky

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

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Click Here to Read: This Day in Jewish History 1942: Vichy Regime Unmoved by Author’s anti-Semitism, Arrests Her Anyway: Though Irene Nemirovsky was popular, converted, and wrote ‘about Jews without any tenderness,’ she and her husband would die in Auschwitz by David B. Green on the Haaretz website on July 13, 2016.

Click Here to Read: Irene Nemirovsky 1903 – 1942 by Sandy Flitterman-Lewis in the Jewish Women’s Archive Encyclopedia.

Click Here to Read: Assessing Jewish Identity of Author Killed by Nazis By Patricia Cohen in The New York Times on April 25, 2010. (more…)

Writer’s Wednesday: Cynthia Ozick

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Cynthia Ozick on Wikipedia.

Click Here to Read: Cynthia Ozick, The Art of Fiction No. 95 Interviewed by Tom Teicholz in the Parisian Review in the Spring 1987: No. 102 Issue.

Click Here to Read: Cynthia Ozick’s Long Crusade The author is considered one of the greatest fiction writers and critics alive today. At 88, she shows no signs of slowing down by Giles Harvey n in The New York Times Magazine on June 23, 2016. (more…)

Writer’s Wednesday: John Kerr

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

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Click Here to Read:  John Kerr on Wikipedia.

Click Here to Read:  Most Dangerous Story: How a Portlander rewrote the history of psychoanalysis By Carl Currie on the Bollard.com website on  April 4, 2012.

Click Here to Read:  The Real Freud Revealed: A long-lost memoir by one of Freud’s disciples has recently been published and reveals a man full of dark contradictions. John Kerr, who authored the book on which the film A Dangerous Method is based, explores this story by John Kerr on the Daily Beast Website on November 25, 2011. (more…)

Writer’s Wednesday: Norman Mailer

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: How Mailer Became “Mailer” The Writer as Private and Public Character By Morris Dickstein on the Mailer Review.org website.

Click Here to Read: Norman Mailer Book Reviews and His Own Writings on the New York Review of Books Website.

Click Here to Read: Norman Mailer: Reviews of Norman Mailer’s Books in The New York Times. (more…)

Writer’s Wenesday: J.K. Rowling

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: J.K. Rowling on Wikipedia

Click Here to Read: J. K. Rowling Just Can’t Let Harry Potter Go By Sarah Lyall in The New York Times on June 1, 2016/

Click Here to Read: J.K. Rowling By Nancy Gibb in Time Magazine on December 19, 2007. (more…)

Writer’s Wednesday: Herman Melville

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Herman Melville on Wikipedia.

Click Here to Read: Biography: Herman Melville from the American Experience on the PBS.org

Click Here to Read: Bartleby, the Scrivener: A[n interactive, annotated] story of Wall Street By Herman Melville and Andrew Kahn on the Slate.com website on October 22 2015, (more…)

Writer’s Wednesday: Svetlana Alexievich

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

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Click Here to Read:  Svetlana Alexievich on Wikipedia.

Click Here to Read:  Svetlana Alexievich’s Noble Prize Speech on the Noble Prize.org website.

Click Here to Read:  Review: In ‘Secondhand Time,’ Voices From a Lost Russia By Dwight Garner in The New York Times on May 24, 2016.

Click Here to Read: From ‘Second-Hand Time’ by Svetlana Alexievich in The Times Literary Supplement on May 11, 2016. (more…)

Writer’s Wednesday: Itzik Manger

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Itzik Manger on Wikipedia.

Click Here to View: Itzik Manger reads “There is a tree that stands” on YouTube. This video is in Yiddish.

Click Here to Read: Itzik Manger on the Fifty Years of Modern Poetry in Translation website.

Click Here to Read: Itzik Manger’s Prayer on the Poetry in Hell website from Warsaw Ghetto Poems from the Ringelblum Archives. (more…)

Writer’s Wednesday: Isaac Bashevis Singer

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

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Click Here to Read:  Isaac Bashevis Singer on Wikipedia.

Click Here to View:  Isaac Bashevis Singer’s Yiddish Speech in Stockholm 1978 on YouTube.

Click Here to Read: Job  by Isaac Bashevis Singer  Translated by David Stromberg,  in The New Yorker on  August 14, 2012.  This story was first published in Yiddish in 1970. (more…)

Writer’s Wednesday: Sholem Aleichem

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

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Click Here to Read:  Sholem Aleichem on Wikipedia.

Click Here to Read: Sholem Aleichem’s last appearance: Philadelphia, 100 years ago by Andrew Cassel on the Philly.com website on March 3, 2016.

Click Here to Read:  Sholem Aleichem and then some, Review of The Worlds of Sholem Aleichem by Jeffrey Dauber, Reviewed By Sheila Orysiek on the San Diego Jewish World Website on December 28, 2014. (more…)

Writer’s Wednesday: Sholem Asch

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

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Click Here to Read:  Sholem Asch on Wikipedia.

Click Here to Read: Asch, Sholem on the YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe Wesbite.

Click Here to Read: The God of Vengeance by Sholem Asch on the US Archive.org website

Click Here to Read: Asch’s Passion: A popular Yiddish novelist strove for immortality by taking on Jesus, but it cost him his core audience and made him a marked man By Ellen Umansky on the Tablet Website on April 24, 2007. (more…)

Writer’s Wednesday: Chaim Grade

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

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Click Here to Read:  Chaim Grade on Wikipedia.

Click Here to Read: Grade, Chaim on the YIVO Encylopedia of Jews Eastern Europe website.

Click Here to Read: In Yiddish Author’s Papers, Potential Gold By Joseph Berger in The New York Times on May 17, 2010.

Click Here to Read: Modernity vs. Orthodoxy in Chaim Grade’s “My Quarrel with Hersh Rasseyer by Dr. Adam Gregerman on the Institute Islamic Christian and Jewish Studies website on November 18, 2012. (more…)

Writer’s Wednesday: George Orwell

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

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Click Here to Read: George Orwell on Wikipedia.

Click Here to Read: Antisemitism in Britain by George Orwell on the George Orwell Website.

Click Here to Read:  Read Aldous Huxley’s review of 1984 he sent to George Orwell bu Cyriaque Lamar on the io9 website on March 6, 2012.

Click Here to Read:  “For what am I fighting?”: George Orwell on Arthur Koestler’s “Darkness at Noon” Republished 1941 review shows the influence Kostler’s dystopian classic had on Orwell by  George Orwell on the New Statesman website on January 23, 2013.

Click Here to Read: Hope Against Hope: Orwell’s Posthumous Novel by Morris Dickstein.

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Writer’s Wednesday: Leo Tolstoy

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Leo Tolstoy on Wikipedia.

Click Here to Read: The Murder of Leo Tolstoy: A forensic investigation By Elif Batuman in Harper’s Magazine February 2009.

Click Here to Read: Latest Review: “Anna Karenina” by Leo Tolstoy by Kaija Straumanis on the Three Percent Website on September 3, 2015.

Click Here to Read:  “War and peace” by Leo Tolstoy on by Eli Bendersky on the his blog on January 20, 2008. (more…)

Writer’s Wednesday: James Agee

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: James Agee on Wikipedia.

Click Here to Read: A Famous Man: The collected works of James Agee by David Denby in The New Yorker in the January 9, 2006 Issue.

Click Here to Read: Let Us Now Praise James Agee By Danny Heitman in HUMANITIES in July/August 2012 | Volume 33, Number 4.

Click Here to Read:  Agee Unfettered: By Will Blythe in the New York Times on June 15, 2008. (more…)