Famous Drownings in Literary History: Essays on 21st Century Jewishness

Title

Famous Drownings in Literary History: Essays on 21st Century Jewishness

Authors

Kevin Haworth

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Document Type

Book

Description

What exactly does it mean to be young, Jewish and creative in 21st-century America? How do you reconcile a quiet life in the Midwest with a parallel life in Israel? And how do you fit in a five-year-old son with an interest in frilly dresses? Ohio professor and celebrated cultural essayist Kevin Haworth answers these questions and more in this, his debut full-length essay collection; and the answers are part Sloane Crosley, part Philip Roth, with a dash of Malcolm Gladwell's intelligence and a pinch of Denis Johnson's poetic style. Already the winner of a pre-publication grant from the Ohio Arts Council, from a former winner of the Samuel Goldberg Prize for Jewish fiction, this will be right up the alley of those who enjoy "The Believer" and "This American Life," a charming but darkly tinged look at circumcision, terrorist bombers, the Catskills in the '70s, and all the other confusing things that make up the life of post-9/11 Jewish American parents and artists.

Publication Date

2012

Publisher

CCLaP

City

Chicago

State

IL

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | Creative Writing | History | Nonfiction

Famous Drownings in Literary History: Essays on 21st Century Jewishness

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