Jewish Journal

Daniel Asa Rose

  • A Skittish Homage to Cynthia Ozick

    October 21, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    "Heir to the Glimmering World," by Cynthia Ozick (Houghton Mifflin, $24).

    Confession: It's not Virginia Woolf I'm afraid of -- it's Cynthia Ozick. Even though she blurbed my last book (disclosure, disclosure) and once recommended me for a fellowship I didn't get (thanks for the...

  • Bright Life Found in a Desperate Place

    January 29, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    "There Are Jews in My House," by Lara Vapnyar (Pantheon, $17.95).

    Boiled potatoes in the first sentence, a beige oil cloth in the second. Yes, friends, we are in the much-feared terrain of émigré lit -- a darkly remembered world where wet shoes stuffed with newspaper never quite...