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  • Greif, Mark (The New York Times, 2018-12-05)
    A critical essay/review of the second volume of Zachary Leader's The Life of Saul Bellow (entitled "Love and Strife, 1965-2005"). Click on the link above to access.
  • Lowin, Josepgh (Jewish Women's Archive, 2009-03-20)
    A biographical essay about the life and work of Cynthia Ozick In his description of Ozick's early life, Lowin describes how she dates her feminism to the age of five, when her grandmother took her to "heder," where Jewish ...
  • Guttenplan, D. D. (The Nation, 2014-01-29)
    An essay on a biography of Abraham Cahan entitled "The Rise of Abraham Cahan." The essay reviews the life of Cahan, who was the longtime editor of the Yiddish language "Forward." Click on the link above to access this ...
  • Cahan, Abraham (Project Gutenberg, 2001-09-01)
    The best known fictional work of one of the founders of the Jewish newspaper "The Forward." Click on one of the icons below to download either an epub or plain text version of the novel originally published in 1917.
  • Grimes, William (New York Times, 2019-05-17)
    A New York Times obituary of the best-selling novelist, Herman Wouk, who died at the age of 103. The obituary describes his work, his background and education. Click on the link to read the obiturary.
  • Mendelsohn, Daniel (2019)
    Daniel Mendelsohn's homepage with links to a list of books and essays he has written, as well as some information about Mendelsohn. Click on the link to visit the Web Site.
  • Mendelsohn, Daniel (The New Yorker, 2017-06-06)
    A memoir/essay Mendelsohn wrote for the New Yorker magazine, describing this friendship with a French woman, whom he credited with turning him into a writer. Click on the link to read the essay.
  • Garner, Dwight (New York Times, 2017-09-18)
    A book review in the New York Times of Daniel Mendelsohn's 2017 memoir entitled "An Odyssey: A Father, a Son, and an Epic." Mendelsohn, a Classics professor at Bard College, writes about his father enrolling in his ...
  • Frum, David (The Atlantic, 2015-05-17)
    This article argues that "Herman Wouk deserves more critical acclaim than he’s enjoyed." Click on the link above to read David Frum's argument for Wouk.
  • Pinsker, Sanford (My Jewish Learning, 2006)
    "If Jewish-American literature in the early years of the 21st century seems to be “going everywhere,” that’s a good, exciting thing. We have, after all, many more decades before the dust settles. History will make judgments ...
  • Moyers, Bill (Moyers & Company, 1988-10-11)
    A transcript of a conversation between Bill Moyers and E.L. Doctorow as part of the television series, World of Ideas, in which Doctorow discusses his beliefs about the responsibility of writers to be politically engaged. ...
  • Weber, Bruce (New York Times, 2015-07-21)
    A New York Times obituary for the prominent writer, E.L. Doctorow, Click on the link to read the obituary.
  • Doudna, Christine; Hellman, Lillian (Rolling Stone, 1977-02-24)
    An interview with the groundbreaking playwright, Lillian Hellman. Click on the link above to access.
  • Henderson, Bruce (Jewish Women's Archive, 2009-03-20)
    A biography of Lillian Hellman. "Controversial both during and after her life, Lillian Hellman is one of the leading women of letters of mid-century America and a pioneer in the area of women as playwrights." Click on the ...
  • Hellman, Lillian (YouTube, 2018-09-27)
    "The Children's Hour is a 1934 American play by Lillian Hellman. It is a drama set in an all-girls boarding school run by two women, Karen Wright and Martha Dobie. An angry student, Mary Tilford, runs away from the school ...
  • Academy of American Poets (Academy of American Poets, 2016-08-02)
    On this page you will find a short biography, a selected bibliography and links to three of Adrienne Rich's poems. Click on the link above to access.
  • Wolitzer, Meg (2018)
    Meg Wolitzer homepage, showing the books she has written and listing her upcoming speaking events. Click on the link to access it.
  • Wolitzer, Meg (The New York Times, 2012-03-30)
    An article by Meg Wolitzer in the New York Times Sunday Book Review in which she argues that literary fiction written by women is relegated to the niche of "women's fiction." The effect of this, according to Wolitzer, is ...
  • Yarrow, Allison Gaudet (The Forward, 2011-04-28)
    An interview with author Meg Wolitzer in The Sisterhood, a blog hosted by The Forward. Wolitzer discusses her writing, sex, technology, women's issues and her Jewish upbringing. Click on the link to access the interview.
  • Nance, Kevin; Englander, Nathan (Chicago Tribune, 2012-12-07)
    An interview with the Jewish American writer Nathan Englander. Click on the link above to access.

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