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Rebel Mother

Apr 28, 2017
Peter Andreas' memoir explores a "childhood chasing the revolution" as the son of an impulsive, self-centered political radical who cloaked her narcissism behind pro-Marxist rhetoric.

Where the Jews Aren’t

Sep 2, 2016
A new book examines the brief history of an autonomous Jewish region in Russia, founded in 1929. It lasted until Stalin ordered the eradication of its Jewish identity in 1948, burning Yiddish books, banning the Yiddish language, and executing by firing squad its Yiddish writers.

I’m Supposed to Protect You From All This

Aug 19, 2016
Nadja Spiegelman's new memoir is an attempt to decode her mother's wounds: "The past was always there on her body, but I couldn't see it It was underneath everything else: the blueprint we both carried".

Critics, Monsters, Fanatics

Jul 9, 2016
In a new collection of her essays, Cynthia Ozick impresses us with flashes of brilliance but always seems to be mourning the magic, beauty and intellectual rigor of an earlier time.