The End of an Era

I tend to get nostalgic around Rosh Hashanah, and in my JPost column this usually results in a September piece that’s something of a State of the Union address for Jewish literature. This year is no different.

In my latest, I reflect on Grace Paley’s death, the forthcoming literary demise of Nathan ZuckermanPhilip Roth’s fictional alter-ego — and the monumental achievement that is Michael Chabon’s The Yiddish Policemen’s Union in considering the end of an era of Jewish-American literature.

I conclude the column with an idea I first tested out on this blog a few weeks back, so thanks for being my guinea pigs.

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