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  • Rosen, Jonathan (The New Yorker, 2004-06-07)
    A biographical and critical essay on I. B. Singer from The New Yorker magazine. Click on the flink above to access the article.
  • 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 ...
  • Academy of American Poets (Poets.Org, 2017)
    A short biography of Gertrude Stein, poet, novelist, playwright and art collector. Click on the link above to access the biography.
  • Norich, Anita (Jewish Women's Archive, 2009-03-20)
    A short biography of the author, Grace Paley. Click on the link above to access.
  • Poetry Foundation (Poetry Foundation, 2018)
    Short biography of Grace Paley produced by the Poetry Foundation. Includes a bibliography of Paley's work and a bibliography of works about her. Find links here to a selection of Paley's poetry. Click on the link above to access.
  • Cohen, Leonard (YouTube, 2009-10-02)
    A live performance of perhaps the most famous of Leonard Cohen's songs. Click on the link above to access.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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    Ginsberg, Allen (Poetry Foundation, 2017)
    A poem by Allen Ginsberg on the Poetry Foundation web site. Click on the link above to access.
  • IrvingLayton.ca (IrvingLayton.ca, 2012)
    The official Irving Layton website maintained by his Estate. Irving Layton was an important twentieth century Jewish Canadian poet. Included in this web site are a biography and a bibliography of his works. Click on the ...
  • Jacobs, T. (2001-05)
    A biographical essay detailing the life of the Jewish Canadian Poet, Irving Layton, to whom Leaonard Cohen dedicated his book of verse, Book of Longing. Click on the link above to access the essay.
  • Nobel Prize Committee (Nobel Media AB, 1978)
    This biography was written at the time Isaac Bashevis SInger was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. Click on the first link above to access the biography.
  • Singer, Isaac Bashevis (Nobelprize.org, 1978)
    "No technological achievements can mitigate the disappointment of modern man, his loneliness, his feeling of inferiority, and his fear of war, revolution and terror. Not only has our generation lost faith in Providence but ...
  • Singer, Isaac Bashevis (Nobel Foundation, 1978-12-08)
    Recorded excerpt, in both Yiddish and English, from the Nobel Prize lecture by Isaac Bashevis Singer. Click on the link to access the audio.
  • Singer, Isaac Bashevis (Nobel Foundation, 1978-12-08)
    Text of Isaac Bashevis' Nobel Prize Lecture. Click on the link above to access the lecture.
  • Cohen, Joshua Aaron (The New Republic, 2018-09-06)
    "Seventy years after its founding, has the Jewish State abandoned the American diaspora?" Click on the link above to access the article by one of the most acclaimed younger Jewish American writers.
  • 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 ...
  • Gold, Michael (Carroll & Graf Publishers, 1966)
    A classic novel about poor American Jews living in New York City in the early Twentieth Century . Click on the link above to borrow it online from the Internet Archive.
  • Brown, Jeffrey (PBS NewsHour, 2013-10-18)
    Jeffrey Brown interviews Jonathan Lethem about his novel, Dissident Gardens, on PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) NewsHour. Click on the link above to access the video..
  • Lethem, Jonathan (2016)
    The Reading Room is a section of Lethem's official homepage, in which he presents some of his uncollected writings. Click on the link above to access the page.

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