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Harold Rosenberg

Harold Rosenberg

Is there a Jewish art? First they build a Jewish Museum,1 then they ask, Is there a Jewish art? Jewsl As to the question itself,...

In addition to being practiced by professionals, psychoanalysis is used to some degree by most of us to explain things to ourselves. We know how...

“In this harsh world draw thy breath in pain to tell my story,” the dying Hamlet begged his friend Horatio. Telling can, apparently, require a...

Ginsberg’s “Kaddish” is a take-off on the Jewish prayer for the dead, not as it is printed in the prayer book but as it might...

Sociological studies expose their areas of inquiry as under a huge searchlight. There is an absence of shading, but this only makes the image presented...

Politics as Dancing The Watch. by Carlo Levi. Farrar, Straus and Young. 442 pp. $3.75.   Every place has its own kind of time. This includes the pace of its...

The Intellectuals and the American Idea The Nice American. by Gerald Sykes. Creative Age. 310 pp. $3.00.   Sykes’s novel has hit on something that seems to be budding among...

Harold Rosenberg, writer, here considers two recent books which attempt to explain him to himself: The Writer and the Psychoanalyst, by Edmund Bergler (Doubleday, 265...

In the intense preoccupation with Jewish survival prevalent in many quarters, partisan ideologists have been having a field day. The simple statement, acceptable for centuries,...

Harold Rosenberg here draws together in a portrait what we have learned about the Bolshevik personality in thought and action in the three decades since...

Jean-Paul Sartre’s three articles on anti-Semitism and the modem Jew, published in Commentary in April, May, and June of 1948, were perhaps the most widely...

In Shakespeare’s England, a man waiting his turn in a barber shop would take a violin from the wall and entertain himself and his neighbors;...