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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

And Don't You Forget To Dress Warm, Nathan

Ben Harris finds common ground between The Ministry of Special Cases and The Yiddish Policemen's Union: "...while Englander and Chabon may be heirs to a literary legacy that has made an art out of savaging the fears of Diaspora Jews, they both seem to have come around to the idea that their overprotective Jewish mothers might have been on to something." And why is that? "Neither in urban exile, nor the Alaskan wilderness can the Jews chase their desires and indulge their neuroses free from the depredations of the gentiles".


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