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Posts Tagged: Tablet

“Life’s Not Like That for Others?”

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For Tablet, Batya Ungar-Sargon profiles Tama Janowitz, who took the literary world by storm in the ’80s, then faded from view while contemporaries like Jay McInerney and Bret Easton Ellis achieved more lasting success. Janowitz, whose “sentences sparkle, rife with stunning visuals and cutting observations,” comes off as delightfully caustic, weathering the difficulties of her […]

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Melville in Jerusalem

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Herman Melville was not a happy camper after Moby Dick was panned by critics and failed to have any financial success (only 3100 copies were sold during his lifetime), but instead of pouting about it in America, he pouted about it in Jerusalem. David Sugarman writes about the post-humously famed author’s trip to the Holy Land and […]

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Harnessed to Flesh

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At Tablet, Adam Kirsch explores the recently released second volume of Susan Sontag’s journal entries, As Consciousness Is Harnessed to Flesh, which Kirsch argues “contain a human drama more fascinating than anything in her essays or her fiction.” “…The utter sincerity of the diaries, the sense that Sontag is always able to speak honestly to […]

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