Tag: E.L. Doctorow

September 20, 2020  |  No Comments

Rest in Peace. The phrase itself is a “dead metaphor”—so old and familiar, we no longer see it as metaphor at all. Rather, we see it as lamentable news of the most concrete, unvarnished fact of life: a death. But its root components in fact originate in an ancient metaphor, a comparison between sleep and … Read More

November 30, 2011  |  No Comments

I was asked by Moment Magazine to write about a book by a Jewish writer who had influenced me, and I chose Doctorow’s charming and cunningly straightforward World’s Fair, which won the National Book Award in 1986.  Click here to read the article.