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CANCELED | Adam Kirsch, in conversation with Abe Socher, discusses “The Blessing And The Curse: The Jewish People And Their Books In The Twentieth Century”
November 23, 2020 @ 6:00 pm
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Following The People and the Books, which “covers more than 2,500 years of highly variegated Jewish cultural expression” (Robert Alter, New York Times Book Review), poet and literary critic Adam Kirsch now turns to the story of modern Jewish literature. From the vast emigration of Jews out of Eastern Europe to the Holocaust to the creation of Israel, the twentieth century transformed Jewish life. The same was true of Jewish writing: the novels, plays, poems, and memoirs of Jewish writers provided intimate access to new worlds of experience.