Monthly Archives: September 2011

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Trailer

Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter

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Nathan Englander’s “The Reader”

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Over at Electric Lit, Drew Christie animates a sentence from Nathan Englander’s latest story, “The Reader.”

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Praying Outdoors

Earlier this week, Stuart Nadler blogged for Jewish Book Council and MyJewishLearning‘s Author Blog about casting off one’s sins and the stories that didn’t make it.
They were small, felt, ringed in blue. We wore them to meals, to all of them, and of course, to services on Fridays and Saturdays. You were given two at the start. If you lost them, they were a few dollars to replace. Continue reading here.


JLit Links

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  • New Directions resurrects Clarice Lispector with new translations  (also, check out Benjamin Moser’s blog posts about Clarice Lispector for JBC/MJL here)

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The Stories that Don’t Make It

Yesterday, Stuart Nadler blogged for Jewish Book Council and MyJewishLearning‘s Author Blog about casting off one’s sins
At a certain point in the process, I had to do the cutting. Not the small cutting, the excising of some misplaced lines, the usual reshuffling that revision turns into at the end, everything somehow feeling more surgical than therapeutic. Continue reading here.

Casting Off

Stuart Nadler first book, The Book of Life, is now available. He will be blogging all week for the Jewish Book Council and MyJewishLearning’s Author Blog.
For me, the year has always begun in September. I grew up near Boston, and part of this feeling, surely, is that the season changes then, that summer ends and school begins, that in the stores suddenly there are reminders of what’s to come: Halloween masks, potted burgundy chrysanthemums, pumpkins for sale in bins at the farm stands. Continue reading here.

Excerpt Friday

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Today’s Excerpt Friday features chapter 8 from Maintaining Recovery from Eating Disorders: Avoiding Relapse and Recovering Life (Naomi Feigenbaum), published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Continue reading here.