It isn’t every day that I’m inspired to purchase a single issue of a magazine, journal, or newspaper. I subscribe to a sufficient abundance of periodicals such that the tower of books on my nightstand at any moment is equaled by a nearly equally tall stack of periodicals.
But when I saw that World Literature Today‘s special May-August 2015 double issue included a feature on “New Hebrew Writing”–only a small sampling of which was available online–I went ahead and ordered a copy. And I’m glad that I did so.
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How fast can you bookmark the site for World Literature Today?
The new (May 2015) issue spotlights “New Hebrew Writing.” Only portions of the issue are available to non-subscribers online, but there’s enough there that I, for one, can tell that I’ll be spending a lot of time on the site as soon as those minutes/hours become available.
Check it out. (Tip o’ the hat to The Literary Saloon for the find.)
Every Friday My Machberet presents an array of Jewish-interest links, primarily of the literary variety.
Truly one of the most exciting news items that crossed my screen this week: Kevin Haworth’s announcement regarding his contract to write a book on Israeli comics artist Rutu Modan.
The week also brought a new issue of JewishFiction.Net, featuring work by Isaac Babel, Thane Rosenbaum, Rebecca Klempner, and many others.
Now that I’ve finished reading one Jewishly-inflected poetry collection (Lesléa Newman’s I Carry My Mother), it’s time to begin another one: Jehanne Dubrow’s The Arranged Marriage, reviewed this week by Judy Bolton-Fasman for The Forward‘s “The Sisterhood” blog.
Over on the Fig Tree Books website, Dinah Fay has contributed a new discussion of Amy Bloom’s Away.
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Shabbat Shalom, and Chag Pesach Sameach!