He managed to make all the way to the frontier of Tibet, where he should have found sanctuary. Los Angeles is an evolving world of three million people sitting on a powder keg, and this collection of essays by thoughtful writers, reveals this amazing city under many lights. The gap between the conception of the 'imaginary Jew' and the 'real Jew' is a cultural distance that differs over time and place, here seen through the lens of cultural anthropology. Adriane Albertowicz, Salty and Haiku, Hawaii: from the author, somehow. Bookseller: , Washington, United States. Category: Social Science Author : S.
Sample: Summer Kimono Floating Warp Pattern Gauze :. Nobody interested in the history past and present of Eastern and Central European anti-Semitism, radical nationalism and ethnocentric populism should miss it. We received this from William Honrath in view of our known love for caves. The inside of the back cover features Conover again, in a photo by Horst Hamann, dressed in black, standing with his arm raised over the tower of books he has published. This is one of our poets and we stand behind him or to his side in any fight, physical or literary, he might be involved in. Whitelam shows how ancient Israel has been invented by scholars in the image of a European nation state, influenced by the realisation of the state of Israel in 1948. I was mightily amused and moved because I speak Romanian , but someone should follow suit with an anthology about grandfathers in English.
Every book by Oisteanu is an event, but the English translation of this book, containing decades of research, is worthy of serious and attentive focus by every one of our readers. Is there life for the hardback after the french flap or Kindle? Introduction by Andrei Codrescu, Afterword by Calin-Andrei-Mihailescu. Martin, In a Time of Assignments, Soft Skull Press,. I myself, a mere nub of mongrel composition, found shelter at the Church in the mid-60s, and have had a continuously satisfying relationship with it. Personally, I have no idea why any publisher still puts out hardcover books: they are ungainly, hard to handle, and they weigh a ton; there is doubtlessly some rarefied market for them, but when is the last time you actually saw someone read a hardback in a plane? In this collection, muscular and raw political outrage is interspersed with hommage to poet-friends now gone, Bob Kaufman and Jack Kerouac. Through all of it Ruxandra was most gracious and charmed the bejeezus out of everyone. It also discusses variant forms of Judaism, some of which are not Torah-centered and others which construe the Torah through the lenses of Hellenistic culture or through higher, apocalyptic, revelation.
The reason for the rush was that Nicolae Tzone wanted to greet me with the finished book when I went to Romania in the Fall of 2007. Gyula Krudy, Sunflower, translated from Hungarian by John Batki, introduction by John Lukacs, New York: The New York Review of Books,. This mysterious little book sits in its plain black covers like an accordeon packed tight with oedipal explosives. Sblood: eve meet him F2F? This particular de-luxe edition comes signed inside a blood-maroon silk pillow, and was presented to me during the trip to Romania in 2007. So, like I said, you want to know what's new, hip, and fresh, check out my sistah! That's rude, but not the worst thing I've ever done. But Edie, or Frankie as her intimates called her, remembered everything about her brief marriage to Jack, as if a bubble of resilient sunshine had encapsulated those few years during World War 2, and kept intact every detail.
The stinging part has to do with the apparent indifference of americans to european literature, and our tendency to insularity. Today he's blurbed by everyone, including myself. The swift and witty practice of memory in I Remember is an exercise in truth and accuracy, a manual of American culture, pop and not, and a psychoanalytical tour-de-force directed not just at specific and personal neuroses, but at the incurable and painfully amusing maladies of a whole society. This analysis shows that the Covenant Code is primarily a creative academic work rather than a repository of laws practiced by Israelites or Judeans over the course of their history. This is the first novel of the amazing schizophrenic genius praised by Kafka, Musil, and Walter Benjamin. Joe Brainard was a genius who had the good luck of living at the right time and having genius friends. It is therefore an indispensible text.
The title refers to Pat's new business, making books on handmade paper, bound in a traditional Japanese way, and the new middle name of his collaboator, the well-known fiction writer Keith Abbott, must be some newly confered Zen title, Keith's long-time practice. Author by : Jeffrey S. Author by : Judith S. Brooklyn: a mutual respect book, 2007, www. The limited hardcover books issued by Wave with the help of subscriptions, are plain and simple, looking retro inside stiff boards. Including information on key figures from Saul to Seinfeld, a lesson in proper Jew-fro care, and a basic guide to all those second-tier holidays no one ever celebrates, this engaging compendium is perfect for gifting or for simply learning more while being thoroughly entertained.
Andrei Oisteanu is a researcher at the Institute for the History of Religions in Bucharest, and associate professor at the Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Bucharest. The Corpse rose and fell for many moonless nights, and still I read. The prolific author we have happily published in past Exquisite Corpses, is what the French call an homme-de-lettres, a man of letters, a speciae of rara avis these days when writers specialise strenuously and tediously. Criminal Tribunal at the Hague. Gunnar Björling, Du Gar de örd, translated from Swedish by Fredrik Hertzberg, Action Books, This Finland-Swedish modernist is a musical poet whose words look great in the original on the left-hand page, and work well with the English on the right.
The source journal from which Dilemateca springs, is a lively weekly, Dilema Veche , founded by the philosopher Andrei Plesu, a feisty cultural and political forum of ideas organized around a theme tabloids; is there a european identity? Detroit, the city where Jim was born and where he died, after many perregrinations and sojourns in the bohemias of San Francisco and New York, was a source for both his toughness and his tenderness. Ruxandra Cesereanu, Crusader-Woman, poems translated by Adam J. Laboratory for World Destruction: Germans and Jews in Central Europe. Poetry was used this way for centuries until the moderns made it impossible to memorize and recite anything without footnotes. Or should I poll the critics and upload by their esteem? Young Romanian writers are beginning to create the literature of a unique time and place, and this is one of its best products to date. This New York obstetrician and gynecologist writes fiction, memoir and poetry with equal ease in Romanian and English. The contents aren't shabby either: among contributors are Lydia Davis and Monica Manolescu-Oancea, a Romanian essayist unknown to us whose presence we signal as part of our ongoing effort to grease the Carpathian-American axis.
Re-Inventing the Jewish Past will be of interest to students of Jewish, European, and Middle Eastern history, as well as to scholars engaged in the study of diasporas, comparative nationalism, and the relationship between history and memory. Andrei Oisteanu, Inventing the Jew: Antisemitic stereotypes in Romania and other Central-East European cultures, 468pp. If it's a gene, Am Po can use it. Crumb, Bill Griffith, Harvey Pekar, Bruce Simon, Diane diPrima cartoonized by M. In coma, she writes rough-edged love lyrics that are anything but nice, but end up both musically and visually compelling. Volpert, the desense of nonfense, poems by Megan A. Fleener for the upcoming History of the Beats in cartoon form.