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Weekly Yiderati: Cynthia Ozick Gets Dissed And Interviewed, Saul Bellow’s Girlfriend Yetta, Jumbo Lexicons And More

James Wolcott talks about Cynthia Ozick at Vanity Fair.  Titles the article “The Kvetcher in the Rye.”  Even though I think he’s bashing Ozick (who I love), I still have to give him points for cleverness.

The Daily Beast interviews Ms. Ozick.

Making sense of Aleksandar Hemon’s “Jumbo Lexicon.”

Saul Bellow had a girlfriend named Yetta, and other interesting things I never knew until reading this review.

Talking about the weirdness that is Jonathan Safran Foer’s Tree of Codes.

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