Ruth Franklin

Ruth Franklin, a senior editor at the New Republic, is the author of A Thousand Darknesses: Lies and Truth in Holocaust Fiction.

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May 16 2011 6:45 AMDesperately Seeking StabilityPaula Fox keeps finding ways to explore the conflict between chaos and control.
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July 3 2007 7:24 AMSummer BooksWhat Slate is reading this summer.
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May 23 2007 12:16 PMThe Nearly Palpable Lure of Large Events
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April 9 2007 11:44 AMPrimo Levi's AlchemyDon't read the Holocaust into everything he wrote.
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March 31 2005 11:25 AMJonathan Safran Foer's Unusual Talent
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March 29 2005 5:17 PMDoes a Wildly Imaginative Novel Have To Be Believable?
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April 3 2003 6:33 PMThe 98-Pound Gorilla in the RoomHow the spindly McSweeney's short story became a menace.
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Nov. 19 2007 2:35 PMPortrait of the Artist as an ImmigrantHa Jin's quintessentially Chinese-American novel.
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May 24 2007 1:50 PMIs DeLillo Equating Survivors of 9/11 With Terrorists?
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May 8 2007 12:30 PMGod's Frozen PeopleMichael Chabon carves out a Jewish state in Alaska.
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Sept. 29 2006 8:45 AMThe Triumph of the RealDaniel Mendelsohn's peculiar argument about the Holocaust and fiction.
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March 30 2005 11:10 AMJonathan Safran Foer vs. Günter Grass
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March 14 2005 12:28 PMSpeak, MemoryWhat kind of reader was W. G. Sebald?

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