Category Minor List 2

Jews of Another Planet

“There are no parallels to the life of the concentration camps. Its horror can never be fully embraced by the imagination for the very reason that it stands outside of life and death. It can never be fully reported for the very reason that the survivor returns to the world of the living, which make […]

Philip Roth The Ghost Writer

Summary Yet another example of speculative Jewish fiction, Philip Roth’s The Ghost Writer asks the following question: What if Anne Frank did survive and was the mistress of a great Jewish-American author? The novel begins with Nathan at E.I. Lonoff’s Berkshire home. The famed Jewish-American author, Lonoff lives the life of a recluse, with his […]

Djuna Barnes, Nightwood

Summary Rather than the traditional love triangle, Nightwood revolves around what we might call a love quadrangle, with Robin Vote as the primary node and Nora, Jenny, and Felix as the periphery points. The novel begins with the Baron Felix’s story. He is a Viennese Jew, from a family that has tried to fabricate a […]