In the previous issue of JTNews is a review by Edward Alexander of Michael Weingrad’s marvelous work, American Hebrew Literature, published by Syracuse University Press in 2011 (“A successful work that highlights a failure of America’s early ‘enlightened’ Jews,” Feb. 10).
This volume was added to my personal library several months ago because I was reading through an issue of the quarterly Jewish Review of Books and found a discussion of another book on a related subject: Alan Mintz’s Sanctuary in the Wilderness: A Critical Introduction to American Hebrew Poetry, published in 2012 by Stanford University Press — which I subsequently added to my library.
Amazon.com displayed its “Customers who bought this book also bought…” and included Weingrad in their listing.
It was a two-fer that evening!
It would seem that the Jewish Review of Books is one source for your reviewer in search of books of potential interest to JTNews subscribers as well.