California Literary Review

Profile of Laura Levitt


Laura Levitt is the Director of Jewish Studies at Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Articles written for the California Literary Review:

  • My Father’s World
    Posted on 12 Mar 2008 in Biography, Non-Fiction Reviews, Writers

    In my father’s world, books are sacred objects. Authors are to be worshiped, especially those who write literature. Novelists, poets, and playwrights are among those ensconced in his pantheon. For my father, literature was not simply a subject he studied formally, but a larger vocation. He haunted bookstores. In Albany he sat at the feet of a man named Lockrow who owned his favorite shop, Lockrow’s Bookstore at 52½ Spring Street.

  • The Other Side of Israel: My Journey Across the Jewish/Arab Divide by Susan Nathan
    Posted on 22 Apr 2007 in Israel, Non-Fiction Reviews, Politics

    My worry was that this might be another leftist book that glibly made analogies between Israel and South Africa. I worried that the story would be more about being a privileged white western woman living with Palestinian others and not enough about the Arab Israeli citizens of this town and their lives.

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