The Arty Semite

Out and About

By Ezra Glinter

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  • Remember “My Dinner With André”? Well, Wallace Shawn and André Gregory are back at it with an adaptation of Ibsen’s “Master Builder.”
Criterion Collection
  • “Leeches” by David Albahari, “Fiasco” by Imre Kertész, “Kafka’s Leopards” by Moacyr Scliar and “Scenes From Village Life” by Amos Oz, are all on the longlist for the 2012 Best Translated Book Awards.

  • 3:AM Magazine reflects on the continuing fascination with Walter Benjamin.

  • Deborah Felman’s book “Unorthodox” gets the Unpious treatment.

  • Sam Kerbel ponders that vexing question of the “Jewish writer” for Guernica magazine.

  • Royal Young talks to Adam Wilson for Interview Magazine.

  • Eitan Kensky tries to find the real Gertrude Stein.

  • The Daily News has the goods on New York’s last great Jewish gangster. Not including Bernie Madoff, that is.

*Is “meh” a Yiddish word?


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