Who Gets to Be a Jewish Writer? | Public Books

… Roth drew a compelling proposition: “As I see it, the task for the Jewish novelist has not been to go forth to forge in the smithy of his soul the uncreated conscience of his race, but to find inspiration in a conscience that has been created and undone a hundred times over.”
Maybe this undoing of one’s self—and the art of subversion—captures the experience of the Jewish writer.
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