John Updike's Terrorist rips its plot from the headlines.
But the book's Irish-Egyptian protagonist is paper-thin, and its jihad-lit plot
remains stubbornly inanimate, devoid of passion or fury.
Conventional wisdom suggests Israelis and Palestinians are bitter enemies: two sides mired in a century-long conflict marked by violence, hatred and an unbounded reservoir of brutality, each side
It's a humid Mediterranean morning in late October.
Though there have been scattered signs of renewed interest in Dwight
Macdonald--a biography in 1994, a collection of letters in 2002--all but a
fraction of his own writing molders unattended in