Friday, December 16, 2011

Two before their time

Sad news. Re: Christopher Hitchens, I assume readers of WWPD have read at least as much by him as I have, and judging by Twitter perhaps gone carousing with him as well, whereas I'd only ever heard him talk, so I won't make specific recommendations. But I'll remind everyone again to check out Paula Hyman's Gender and Assimilation in Modern Jewish History. Also, of course, The Jews of Modern France.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm reading a library copy of Hitch's "Aruguably" and was reading "Hitch-22" when he announced his diagnosis last year. Great wit, verve, nerve, writing style, etc. He deserves the plaudits he is receiving now. The only benefit of dying before many of one's peers. JM