A Blow on the Head

By Judith Bolton-Fasman

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), April 2003

The author suggests that writers have a responsibility not to simply entertain but to wake up their readers "with a blow on the head," as Kafka put it, in order to truly engage them and thereby "transform a ragtag group of people into a nation of readers", a "people of the book.

Topic: Literature, Artistic Expression, Jewish Identification

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: 33/600

Page Number(s): 12

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Bolton-Fasman, Judith. A Blow on the Head. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). April 2003: 12. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=6171


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