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Wastelands – Stephen Crane’s War

August 1st, 2017
Wastelands – Stephen Crane’s War

Stephen Crane was born too late to go to war, but The Red Badge of Courage endures, not only as a story about war and what happens to people in war, but also as a remarkable experiment in literary modernism.

Bar-Kochba and Old Bolsheviks

February 1st, 2017
Bar-Kochba and Old Bolsheviks

Not easily classified, Paul Goldberg’s The Yid is historical but counterfactual, polemical yet absurd. Above all it is a testament to the Jewish experience.