Jewish Journal

Sanford Pinsker

  • Flesh and Fiction

    June 22, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Things as they are, the modernist poet Wallace Stevens liked to point out, become changed when played on a "blue guitar." What his metaphor meant to describe was nothing more nor less than the transforming power of the imagination. The same thing might also be said of the...

  • Reflections on Joseph Heller

    December 16, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    When you write a book-length study of a living author lots of things can happen; most of them are bad.

    "You've missed a nuance here, a shading there," some will point out, in the iciest language possible, while others go straight to the jugular and angrily insist that you don't know...