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  • Academy of American Poets (poets.org, 2017-03-15)
    A biography of the Poet Laureate of the United States, Philip Levine. Click on the link above to access.
  • Homberger, Eric (The Guardian, 2018-05-23)
    A biographical essay on the life and work of Philip Roth that argues the "Poignantly humane novelist set on emancipating American literature from respectability." Click on the link above to access this essay that serves ...
  • McGrath, Charles (New York Times, 2018-05-22)
    A New York Times obituary of novelist, Philip Roth. Click on the link to read the article.
  • Levine, Philip (poets.org, 2018)
    Ten poems by the American Poet Laureate, Philp Levine. Most of the poems are available as printed word and some as audio. Click on the link above to access.
  • Lazarus, Emma (Houghton, Mifflin and company, 1889)
    The complete poems of Emma Lazarus, author of the New Colossus, the poem inscribed on the Statue of Liberty. Click on the icons below to access the volumes.
  • McIlvain, Ryan (Los Angeles Review of Books, 2016-10-16)
    An interview with the prolific author, Jonathan Lethem, in which he discusses his career and some of his works. Click on the link above to read the interview.
  • 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.
  • Shtern, Sholem (1984)
    These three poems by the Jewish Canadian poet Sholem Shtern (here spelled "Shalom Stern") are from "a translation of: Sefer zikaron le-kehilat Shebreshin (Book of memory to the Jewish community of Shebreshin), Editors: ...
  • 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.
  • Roskies, David G. (Jewish Women's Archive, 2009-02-27)
    A short biography of the life and accomplishments of the Canadian American Jewish scholar, Ruth Wisse, who co-founded the Department of Jewish Studies at McGill University. Click on the link above to read the biography.
  • Ballif, Algene (Commentary Magazine, 1957-04)
    A critical book review of Adele Wiseman's first novel, "The Sacrifice," Click on the link to read the review.
  • Bellow, Saul (Nobel Media AB, 1976-12-12)
    Short video excerpt from Saul Bellow's Nobel Prize lecture. Click on the link above to access the video.
  • Bellow, Saul (Nobel Media AB, 1976-12-12)
    Text of Saul Bellow's lecture for the Nobel Prize for Literature. Click on the link to access the page
  • 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 ...
  • Shtern, Sholem (Library and Archives Canada, 2009-03-12)
    This entry contains a biographical sketch of the Jewish Canadian poet, Sholem Shtern. Click on the link above to access.
  • Norich, Anita (YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe, 2010-10-19)
    Although Israel Joshua Singer, the older brother of Isaac Bashevis Singer, lived most of his life in Eastern Europe, much of his most accomplished work was published once he moved to the United States. This short biography ...
  • Katz, Aaron R. (Tablet, 2017-04-28)
    A discussion of Chaim Potok's well-known "The Chosen," fifty years after it was published in 1967. Click on the link to read the article.
  • Baron, Laurie (San Diego Jewish World, 2018-11-12)
    The article begins, "Marvel Comics founder Stan Lee died Monday. As a memorial to him, here’s an excerpt from an article I wrote in 2003 about the first X-Men movie." What follows is an excerpt from Lawrence Baron's ...
  • Goldstein, Rich (Daily Beast, 2014-08-06)
    "Superman is America in that he was created by hard-working, exploited immigrants. An examination of the Jewish roots of the Man of Steel." Click on the link above to access the article.
  • Grauer, Tresa (Jewish Women's Archive, 2009-03-20)
    A biography of Susan Sontag from the "Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia" on the web site of the Jewish Women's Archive. Click on the link above to access the biography.

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