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Inventing Oneself

By Gene Lichtenstein

May 11, 2000 | 8:00 pm

In Philip Roth's new novel, "The Human Stain," a classics professor at a small New England college creates a fictional identity for himself. His name is Coleman Silk, and he lets colleagues... read full article

  • A Hero’s Welcome

    By Tom Tugend

    May 4, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Her old hometown gave Deborah Esther Lipstadt a rousing welcome as the historian and author delivered her first public address since her signal victory in a British court over Holocaust denier David Irving.

    Some 1,500 people overflowed the sanctuary of Temple Beth Am, which Lipstadt...

  • Haikus for Jews

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    March 2, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Zen Laughs

    Don't let the unfunny introduction to "Haikus for Jews" (Harmony Books, $11) fool you. The rest of this little book is pretty hilarious. All we know about New York-based writer David M. Bader is that, according to his bio, he is "not even distantly related to Supreme Court...

  • Telling the Story

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    February 3, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Retired bookseller Leo Bretholz, a Holocaust survivor, can hand you his own death notice.

    There is his name, listed among the 1,000 passengers who rode transport No. 42 from Drancy, France to Auschwitz, of whom only five survived. Bretholz isn't listed among the survivors. Yet survive...

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  • Struggle on the Steppes

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    January 27, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Ruzena Berler wrote her memoir, "Cattle Car to Kazakhstan," to reveal a little-known chapter of World War II: The story of women who struggled on the freezing steppes of Asia and on the Russian front.

    She first began to write about her experiences in the late 1940s, to exorcise her...

  • The Insider

    By Michael Aushenker

    December 2, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Joshua Hammer's book is called "Chosen by God: A Brother's Journey" (Hyperion Press), and while the titular journey refers to his brother, it may very well apply to Hammer himself.

    In Newsweek's Nov. 8th issue, Hammer -- a foreign correspondent who will become the magazine's Berlin...

  • New Vistas

    By Dennis Gura

    November 29, 1999 | 11:00 am

    "The New Geography: How the Digital Revolution Is Reshaping the American Landscape," by Joel Kotkin. (Random House, $22.95)

    Joel Kotkin, a senior fellow at both Pepperdine University Institute for Public Policy and Milken Institute and a research fellow at the libertarian Reason...

  • Catching Up with Elie Wiesel

    By Tom Tugend

    November 25, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    When Elie Wiesel sat down to write the second volume of his memoirs, it marked a progression not just in time but in attitude. In "All the Rivers Run to the Sea," the first volume, which started with his birth and closed in 1969 with the author as a 40-year old bridegroom, Wiesel...

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