Rushdie’s Jibberjabbering Epic

by Marty Roth   Discussed in this essay: The Golden House. by Salman Rushdie. Alfred A. Knopf, 2017, 389 pages.   WHAT IS THIS NOVEL about? What isn’t this novel — this cross between Wikipedia and Vogue —about? A patriarch, a family, a far-off country, immigration, America; globalization, gender, identity, celebrity; good and evil, truth and lies; the weight […]

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May 30: Hollywood’s Boy Wonder

Irving Grant Thalberg, who rose from stenographer to film executive and produced, in less than two decades, some of Hollywood’s earliest hit movies, including Grand Hotel, Camille, Mutiny on the Bounty, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and The Good Earth, was born in Brooklyn on this date in 1899. Afflicted with congenital heart disease, which […]

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