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Henry Popkin

Henry Popkin

Arthur Miller’s movie, The Misfits, is a curious article. It continues several of Miller’s favorite preoccupations and, in some respects, it is a sequel to...

During the past few years several new Jewish novelists and playwrights have attracted considerable attention in the British literary world. Whereas Jews have long played...

The Expatriate Twenties The Way It Was. by Harold Loeb. Criterion. 310 pp. $5.95.   This sober, unintentionally funny record of a strange literary career might have been called “Portrait...

The Follies of Show Business The Nine Lives of Mike Todd. by Art Cohn. Random House. 396 pp. $4.95. Charlie: The Improbable Life and Times of Charles MacArthur. by Ben...

“Island in the sun,” Hollywood’s recent “miscegenation film,” was picketed in Jacksonville, Florida, by the Ku Klux Klan, but business was good at the box...

We live now in an era which is characterized by the absence of great divisive political issues at home. On the one big issue of...

The American theater, Henry Popkin tells us, perhaps never outstandingly notable for the maturity of its values, has lately been engaged in wholesale and headlong...

Henry Popkin here describes and analyzes one of the most striking phenomena in our popular culture of recent years: the disappearance of Jewish characters, Jewish...

Political Science Fantasy Somewhere South of Suez. by Douglas Reed. Devin-Adair. 405 pp. $3.75.   Although Douglas Reed’s writings are represented as journalism, they will bear scrutiny only as fiction...

The publication of a selection of Elmer Rice’s plays (Seven Plays, Viking Press,” $5.00, 524 pp.), concurrent with the brief run on Broadway of his...