Under the heading of "I see fucking stupid
people," I give you this review-essay in the Jewish Review of books:"Why there is no Jewish Narnia"
featuring, among other bon mots, the lovely line: "I cannot think of a single major fantasy writer who is Jewish, and there are only a handful of minor ones of any note."
He then goes on to talk about how Jews don't bring their faith into fantasy, etc etc. and how only Lev Grossman is doing anything, etc. No offense to Mr. Grossman, but when at no point does this reviewer reference, oh, Michael Chabon, or Jane Yolen, or Robert Silverberg, or Peter Beagle.... [or, I am reminded, Neil frickin' Gaiman]
This Michael Weingrad needs a remedial course in research, stat, to go with his foot-and-tongue sandwich he's chewing on right now...
response to this from my (non-Jewish) neighbor: "oh, what his poor mother must be thinking right now..." *dies*EtA2: email@example.com 'm just saying...