The Eternal Light, by Morton Wishengrad
The most extraordinary thing about Morton Wishengrad is that he can still cry, and is not ashamed of the fact. This is no mean accomplishment at a time when our emotions are drained from us by the repetitiveness of horror and in their place is pumped the euphoric sentimentalism of the standardized entertainments.
The fact that Wishengrad can still cry shows him to be a moral man. But wanting others to do so too calls for skillful power of communication lest the weeping become either mawkish or merely cathartic. This volume of Wishengrad’s plays, a collection of twenty-six written during the last few years for The Eternal Light, the national radio program sponsored by the Jewish Theological Seminary, shows him to have a large talent and a great skill.
About the Author