February 2014

Mark Helprin’s Refiner’s Fire

“Winter’s Tale,” the new film based on Mark Helprin’s lauded second novel, is garnering mostly negative reviews.  Perhaps it is …


Generic Israeli Poet

Joanna Chen’s essay on Israeli poet Agi Mishol in the usually excellent Los Angeles Review of Books is an unfortunate snooze.  Chen, …


Shabbatai Zvi Walks Into A Cafe

One of the most inimitable, poignant, and often laugh-out-loud funny poets in contemporary Hebrew literature is neither Israeli nor lives …