Tag: literary criticism

Windows in My Name is Asher Lev

My Name Is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok was one of my favorite books of 2022 and I suspect it will be one of those books that I cherish and re-read many times in the future, the sort of book that speaks to the heart, that changes you. It’s the...

Reading Shakespeare’s Sonnets in Quarantine

Sir Patrick Stewart has embarked on a spontaneous project to read through Shakespeare’s sonnets— so far one of my favorite instances of the outflowing of creativity that is whiling away the time in this season of plague/quarantine/social distancing...

Children’s Books in Parallax

Simcha Fisher posted an interesting essay about the novels of E.B White, specifically about several moments of friction in Charlotte’s Web and The Trumpet of the Swan. I’ve become more and more interested in this notion of friction: the idea that...