Jewcy’s 50 Most Essential Works of Jewish Fiction: Some Brief Thoughts

Feb 12 2011 Published by under Literature

Recently, Jewcy published its list of The 50 Most Essential Works of Jewish Fiction of the Last 100 Years.

I have not read all of these, though I have read many on the list. A few thoughts:

1. Major omission: The Chosen by Chaim Potok.

2. What the frag is Updike doing here? Updike doesn’t belong on any list.

3. James Joyce’s Ulysses is both the quintessential Irish novel and the quintessential Jewish novel at the same time. It belongs on this list.

4. Some of the ones I haven’t read have piqued my curiosity. Making some additions to Nook wish list.

No responses yet