A Conversation

Register to hear Jewish Review of Books editor Abe Socher in conversation with literary critic and poet Adam Kirsch. Adam’s new book, The Blessing and the Curse: The Jewish People and Their Books in the Twentieth Century, covers literary classics from Kafka to Ozick and Agnon to A. B. Yehoshua, as well as great works of Jewish thought. As with everything Adam writes, the book is graceful and lucid. It’s a little like a great survey course, and, as with the best of such courses, it asks a deep question: what does it mean to be Jewish in the modern world? Or, as Adam put a closely related question in the title of his last book, who wants to be a Jewish writer?

You can join the conversation (and ask Adam Kirsch your own questions) on Tuesday, January 26, at 7 p.m. EST by registering for our Zoom webinar here.

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