Argue with your mother, recite a poem, experience a moment of grace: Ruth Klueger at Auschwitz

  Dear friends of writing and reading – Today is Yom HaShoah, a Jewish holiday that commemorates the Holocaust. A long time ago, before I converted to Judaism I taught college courses on the literature of the Holocaust. It was during this time that I got to know a friend of a friend, the scholar … Continue reading Argue with your mother, recite a poem, experience a moment of grace: Ruth Klueger at Auschwitz

Comp Lit Tuesday – an almost midweek meditation on — yes, we couldn’t resist — GIRLS

Dear Friends – To engage or not to engage in the semi-lethargic furor that seems to rotate (whirl is too strong a word) around the continuing controversial success of GIRLS? That was the question at our house this past Saturday. One of the reasons the folks at my house are big fans of Comp Lit … Continue reading Comp Lit Tuesday – an almost midweek meditation on — yes, we couldn’t resist — GIRLS

Bruno Schulz and the Queer Visitation

Here's a gloriously strange and brilliant writer/graphic artist.  A brief discussion of his writing follows, but you should really experience him for yourself, by click on the link at the end of the post. Reading Polish writer Bruno Schulz, we think immediately of Freud.  The Father of Psychoanalysis’ notions are clearly represented in the short … Continue reading Bruno Schulz and the Queer Visitation