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Sami Keats, Museum store Manager

Out of Brownsville: Encounters with Nobel Laureates and other Jewish Writers by Jules Chametzky

Out of Brownsville: Encounters with Nobel Laureates and other Jewish Writers by Jules Chametzky


In this collection of literary portraits, Jules Chametzky shares his recollections of more than forty notable Jewish writers, from Alfred Kazin to Isaac Bashevis Singer, Grace Paley, Saul Bellow, Irving Howe, Cynthia Ozick, Leslie Fiedler, Tillie Olsen, Adrienne Rich, Allen Ginsberg, Joseph Brodsky, and Amos Oz―to name a few. Also included are cameo appearances by non-Jewish authors, such as James Baldwin, Amiri Baraka, and Jose Yglesias.

Not only do these various writers emerge as interesting and often complicated human beings, but Chametzky reveals himself to be a warm and gracious storyteller.

Paperback 2012


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