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From My Bookshelf: World Literature Today’s “New Hebrew Writing” Issue

may15cover_thumbIt 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.

For the most part. Continue reading ›

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Sunday Sentence

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In which I participate in David Abrams’s “Sunday Sentence” project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.”

Was the reading public so stupid that they would reject a book simply because it contained short stories?

Source: Maya Arad, excerpt from Master of the Short Story (Oman haSpur haKatsar), translated by Jessica Cohen for World Literature Today‘s “New Hebrew Writing” feature.

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Sunday Sentence

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In which I participate in David Abrams’s “Sunday Sentence” project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.”

But the newspaper wasn’t there: that rascal of a neighbor, her enemy, must have already taken it with him.

Source: Clarice Lispector’s “One Day Less” (trans. Katrina Dodson), in Harper’s.

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TBR: “New Hebrew Writing”

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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.)

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Friday Finds for Writers

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Writing-related resources, news, and reflections to enjoy over the weekend. Continue reading ›

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Friday Finds for Writers

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Writing-related resources, news, and reflections to enjoy over the weekend. Continue reading ›

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