George Prochnik’s biography of Gershom Scholem is flawed, but well worth reading, especially for those struggling with their Jewish and Israeli identities.
These well-crafted stories are not for the faint-hearted.
May this superb biography, The Invention of Angela Carter, spark more interest in this amazing writer, especially in the United States.
This is the work of an extremely talented writer whose prose is spare and exact and has an authenticity that marks him as the real thing.
Reading William Trevor will enrich you in ways you cannot imagine.
Two books — one nonfiction, the other fiction — that deal with Jewish history.
A splendid, absorbing read in which you feel as if you’ve been dropped onto the set of a Mozart opera.
Frances Wilson’s biography of Thomas De Quincey is superb, written with enormous empathy and insight.
This is a book about “survivor’s guilt,” and also about the terrible loneliness that comes of losing so many whom you love.
If any of you are harboring a budding young musician, investigate the possibility of he or she attending BUTI.