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Famous Drownings in Literary History: Essays on 21st-Century Jewishness Kevin Haworth

Famous Drownings in Literary History: Essays on 21st-Century Jewishness

Kevin Haworth

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What exactly does it mean to be young, Jewish and creative in 21st-century America? How do you reconcile a quiet life in the Midwest with a parallel life in Israel? And how do you fit in a five-year-old son with an interest in frilly dresses? OhioMoreWhat exactly does it mean to be young, Jewish and creative in 21st-century America? How do you reconcile a quiet life in the Midwest with a parallel life in Israel? And how do you fit in a five-year-old son with an interest in frilly dresses? Ohio professor and celebrated cultural essayist Kevin Haworth answers these questions and more in this, his debut full-length essay collection- and the answers are part Sloane Crosley, part Philip Roth, with a dash of Malcolm Gladwells intelligence and a pinch of Denis Johnsons poetic style. Already the winner of a pre-publication grant from the Ohio Arts Council, from a former winner of the Samuel Goldberg Prize for Jewish fiction, this will be right up the alley of those who enjoy The Believer and This American Life, a charming but darkly tinged look at circumcision, terrorist bombers, the Catskills in the 70s, and all the other confusing things that make up the life of post-9/11 Jewish American parents and artists. Download it for free, or order the special handmade paper edition, at [cclapcenter.com/drownings].