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Surreptitious Desires and Fantasy Worlds: Review of Golan Y. Moskowitz's Wild Visionary: Maurice Sendak in Queer Jewish Context

In Golan Y. Moskowitz’s engross­ing Wild Vision­ary: Mau­rice Sendak in Queer Jew­ish Con­text, he tells of the fan­ta­sy worlds that the beloved chil­dren’s book writer and illus­tra­tor cre­at­ed over his life­time, ini­tial­ly as a form of self-preser­va­tion, a way of sur­viv­ing a world hos­tile to overt dis­plays of queer­ness and Jew­ish­ness, and even­tu­al­ly — and rebel­lious­ly — as a form of plea­sure and self-expression.

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Review of Artifacts of Orthodox Jewish Childhoods, edited by Dainy Bernstein

From CDs to detec­tive sto­ries, zines to toys, the objects remem­bered and ana­lyzed in this vol­ume presents the range of mate­r­i­al that filled the child­hoods of Ashke­nazi Ortho­dox Jews grow­ing up in the last decades of the twen­ti­eth century.

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