A second “helping” of Words of the Week because I haven’t been able to forget this passage since reading it—a section in Ben Marcus’s “Cold Little Bird,” a short story in last week’s issue of The New Yorker.
Maybe current events have something to do with that.
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Technically, these aren’t writings from my bookshelf. I’ve read them on a screen.
And technically, they aren’t books. Not yet anyway.
They are writings by Suzanne Reisman about her grandparents. And they are well worth your time. Continue reading ›
Every Friday My Machberet presents an array of Jewish-interest links, primarily of the literary variety.
In the latest New Yorker fiction podcast, Allan Gurganus reads and discusses (with Deborah Treisman) Grace Paley’s “My Father Addresses Me on the Facts of Old Age,” from a 2002 issue of the magazine.
“Seven Jewish Authors Get Personal About Anti-Semitism.” A roundtable from We Need Diverse Books.
Looking forward to reading through the new issue of Lilith magazine.
The Fig Tree Books blog takes note of the 20th anniversary of the passing of Henry Roth, author of the classic Call It Sleep.
You’ve never read a Sukkot poem like Chaya Lester’s “In Honor of the Murdered…and Their Orphans,” a response to recent events in Israel, on Hevria.
Photo Credit: Reut Miryam Cohen
May it be a Shabbat Shalom for all.