The Arty Semite is a great blog on The Forward that I’ve recently become obsessed with, especially their article on Franz Schreker, an “Austrian composer of Jewish descent who was hounded to an untimely death by the Nazis.”
I’m sitting here corresponding with Mark Cohen, editor of Missing a Beat: The Rants and Regrets of Seymour Krim, for an interview for a Jewish website. Levi Asher hosted Mr. Cohen a few months back on Lit Kicks, then came the Joshua Cohen (no relation to Mark) review in The Forward, and this weekend Akiva Gottlieb threw in his two cents about the collection. Is Krim the great forgotten Jewish writer that’s finally getting his due?
Bites: Literary award kvetching, Bradbury paints, Obama is the big winner, Woods do Daytrotter, and more
Remember yesterday when I said more Jewish people will kvetch about Amos Oz or Philip Roth not getting the Nobel Prize for Literature? Tablet mentions the Tribe losing out, talks about Herta Mueller, and ties it all up with “Also intriguing: the Times notes that her father served in the SS during World War II.” Lit. Ray Bradbury was a regular Bob Ross. The Forward talks about Elie Wiesel’s “meandering, sometimes, narcissistic ruminations” on medieval French commentator of the Talmud […]