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  • 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 ...
  • Honan`, William H. (The New York Times, 1999-05-11)
    An obituary for Shel Silverstein, who was best-known for his writing for children. His poetry collections have enjoyed long runs on the bestseller list. He is also the author of the classic children's book, "The Giving ...
  • Miron, Dan (YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe, 2013-05-16)
    Sholem Aleichem is probably the best-known among Yiddish writers. He was born in Eastern Europe in 1859 as Shalom Rabinovitz. He emigrated to the United States in 1906. Often called "the Jewish Mark Twain" because of his ...
  • 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.
  • Susan Sontag, Estate of (Susan Sontag Foundation, 2010)
    A brief biography of Susan Sontag on the website of the Susan Sontag Foundation. Click on the link above to access the biography.
  • Layton, Irving (Poetry, 1945-06)
    A poem by Irving Layton publish in the June 1945 issue of "Poetry." Click on the link above to access.
  • 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. ...
  • Scott, A.O. (New York Times, 2021-03-25)
    This essay on the author, Tillie Olsen, is part of A.O. Scott's series in the New York Times Sunday Book Review, entitled "The Americans: Writers Who Show Us Who We Are." He focuses on the work for which Tillie Olsen is ...
  • 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.



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