History, Memory, & Other Obsessions
Bison Books, Paperback, 9780803298668, 139pp.
Publication Date: December 1, 2006
This bracing and vivid collection of essays gives voice to what some American Jews feel but don't express about their uneasy state of mind. These essays creatively and sometimes audaciously address the question of what it means to be an American Jew trying to negotiate overlapping identities woman, writer, and urban intellectual in search of a moral way. S.L. Wisenberg's deeply ambivalent connection with the Holocaust reappears throughout these essays as she struggles to find a way to live with history without being swallowed by it.
About the Author
S.L. Wisenberg is the author of The Sweetheart Is In, a collection of short stories that was nameda book of the year by the Chicago Tribune. She is co-director of the Masters in Creative Writing program at Northwestern University and also teaches at the University of Chicago Graham School of General Studies. She is the creative nonfiction editor of Another Chicago Magazine."