Many Israelis and their American allies are sleeping through the rise of the virulently anti-Arab Avigdor Lieberman.
If Nobel Prize-winning novelist Orhan Pamuk is a political writer, it is by virtue of his sympathy for what is old and faded, for what no longer matters, or what never did.
Reviews of Half of a Yellow Sun, St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves and The City Is a Rising Tide.
Stick Out Your Tongue.
By Ma Jian. Farrar, Straus & Giroux. 93 pp. $16.
The plagiarism flap over Opal Mehta is essentially a story
about clichés and stereotypes passing from one subliterary commercial
product to another.
New scholarship sheds light on Osama bin Laden's rhetoric, charisma and complex religious and political vision.
The Berkeley law professor's carte blanche constitutionalism was a gift
to the Bush Administration, offering legalistic justifications for
Performance artist Karen Finley answers questions about politics,
satire and her new book, a fantasy affair between George W. Bush and
Jerome Charyn's Savage Shorthand: The Life and Death of Isaac
Babel examines the life the revolutionary idealist murdered by
Stalin in 1940 and explodes the literary myths that have thus far
defined his works.