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  • Reid, Panthea (Encylopedia Britannica, Inc., 2020-01-10)
    A biographical essay on Tillie Olsen. It discusses her life and her political influences and beliefs, which provide context for her work. The article traces the development and themes of Olsen's work and assesses her legacy. ...
  • Cusac, Anne Marie (The Progressive Magazine, 1999-01-04)
    This article provides a short discussion of Tillie Olsen, her life, her work, her political activism, and the obstacles that class and gender impose on an artist's ability to find the time to be creative. In the interview ...
  • Bernstein, Andrea (Mother Jones, 1995)
    An interview with Tony Kushner in Mother Jones Magazine, in which he discusses his views on Angels in America, his other work, and the relationship between art and politics. Click on the link to read the interview.
  • Lubow, Arthur (The New Yorker, 1992-11-30)
    An article in The New Yorker about Tony Kushner, his background, his work, his homosexuality, and about his well-known, Pulitzer Prize winning play, Angels in America. Click on the link to read the article.
  • Stein, Gertrude (Poets.org, 2010-02-09)
    Two poems by Gertrude Stein. Click on the link above to access.
  • Layton, Irving (Poetry (published online by The Poetry Foundation), 1944-02)
    Two poems by the Jewish Canadian poet, Irving Layton originally published in "Poetry" magazine. Click on the link above to access.
  • Asch, Sholem; Goldberg, Isaac (translator) (E. P. Dutton and Co., 1920)
    A novel by Sholem Asch translated into English from the original Yiddish. Click on one of the icons below to access the novel.
  • 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.
  • Cohen, Joshua; Fassler, Joe (The Atlantic, 2015-06-16)
    "Joshua Cohen, the author of Book of Numbers, discusses Dostoyevsky’s The Double, in which the author becomes a presence in the novella." Click on the link above to access.
  • Cohen, Leonard (YouTube, 2006-08-29)
    Based on the prayer “U’Netaneh Tokef,” recited at Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, Leonard Cohen created the poem and song "Who By Fire." In this performance he is accompanied by the great saxophonist Sonny Rollins. Click ...
  • Ozick, Cynthia (The New Yorker, 1997-09-28)
    In a provocative article in the New Yorker Magazine, Cynthia Ozick differentiates between the public version of Anne Frank and the actual Anne Frank who hid with her family from the Nazis in an attic in Amsterdam. Ozick ...
  • Lambert, Josh (Jewish Currents, 2020-05-25)
    A discussion of contemporary Jewish novelists by the Academic Director of the Yiddish Book Center. "the prizes given out in the world of Jewish letters rarely make much of a ripple beyond the adjacent professional circles. ...
  • Rosen, Jonathan (The New Yorker, 2005-08-01)
    A biograpical essay from the New Yorker magazine about the American Jewish writer Henry Roth. Click on the first link above to access the article.
  • YIVO Institute for Jewish Research (2013)
    Collection of free downloadable works of Yiddish theater, written between the years 1850-1950.Click on the link above to access the collection.
  • Goldenberg, Lauren (Jewish Currents, 2019-04-10)
    This is an interview with Nathan Englander, " the author of the story collections For the Relief of Unbearable Urges, winner of the PEN/Malamud Award, and What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank, as well as the ...
  • Cohen, Leonard (YouTube, 2016-09-16)
    The title song of the album "You Want It Darker", released just before Leonard Cohen died. Click on the link above to access the YouTube video recording.
  • Singer, Isaac Bashevis; Singer, Isaac Bashevis (translator); Shub, Elizabeth (translator) (HarperTrophy, 1966)
    An award winning short story for children by the Nobel Prize winning author, translated from Yiddish into English and illustrated by Maurice Sendak. From this website, you can download the text in a number of different ...

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