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  • Kindred spirits of Marcel Proust and Groucho Marx

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    3 weeks ago

    The scope of Jewish achievement can be measured in the list of names in the Jewish Lives series of short biographies from Yale University Press, ranging from the biblical King David to Zionist icon David Ben-Gurion, from Weimar statesman Walther Rathenau to Baseball Hall of Famer...

  • Love letter to Naples, warts and all

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    May 9, 2012 | 12:52 pm

    For me, no genre of literature is quite as enchanting or enriching as the travel memoir. Indeed, two of the titles on my own shortlist of favorite books — Bruce Chatwin’s “The Songlines” and Peter Matthiessen’s “The Snow Leopard” — are essentially travel books that...

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