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A Review of A Rich Brew at The Wall Street Journal

A Rich Brew’ Review: A Remarkable Cultural Infusion Sholem Aleichem found a table and wrote stories while all around him customers drank coffee, read newspapers and talked politics. Norman Lebrecht reviews “A Rich Brew” by Shachar M. Pinsker. Reinhold Völkel, painting of Café Griensteidl, 1896. PHOTO: COURTESY OF NEW YORK UNIVERSITY PRESS By Norman Lebrecht June 28, …

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A review of “A Rich Brew” in Publishers Weekly

First review of my new book “A Rich Brew: How Cafés Created Modern Jewish Culture” (NYU Press) was published in the Publishers Weekly: “Pinsker (Literary Passports), professor of Hebrew literature and culture at the University of Michigan, makes clear the vital role literary cafés played in 19th- and 20th-century Western Jewish culture in this smart …

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