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Friday, June 08, 2007

Going The Roth Way?

The genre-loving Michael Chabon's new novel, The Yiddish Policemen's Union, has been critically acclaimed -- yet, some groups have protested against the novel's depiction of Jews. Here, the author talks of this and other matters: ."All I'll say about this is that it hasn't created a firestorm...There's always the risk, when Jews write about Jews, of creating a shander fer de goyim [a scandal for non-Jews]. Philip Roth gets it all the time. It's my first experience of that."


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