Jul 272014
Fuse Book Review: An Evocative Biography of Zionist Agitator and Writer Vladmir Jabotinsky

There’s room to wonder if Vladmir Jabotinsky would have accepted Menachem Begin, Ariel Sharon and Benjamin Netanyahu as his legitimate Zionist heirs.

Jul 142014
Fuse Book Review: "Becoming a Londoner" -- A Record of a Charmed Life or A Life Made Charming

David Plante’s non-fiction and fiction are of a piece. There is the honesty of a writer who is willing and able to, first, face himself, then, write what he sees, and then, allow the world to see his seeing.

Jul 082014
Fuse Book Review: In "Europe in Sepia," Croatian Writer Dubravka Ugrešić Bets a Few Chips on the Future

Translator David Williams has hit upon a judicious combination of snappy repartee and dark underbelly that communicates essayist Dubravka Ugrešić’s rapier wit and black despair in equal measure.

Jun 272014
Fuse Book Review: The "Jewish Lives" Series -- Biography Simplified But Illuminating

YUP’s uneven Jewish Lives offers a series of short, accessible biographies that could become a significant literary mural, showcasing the scope of Jewish culture.