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Steve Benson on Judith Malina and the Living Theatre

This Week in History: On June 15, 1961, Judith Malina's Living Theatre made its European debut. Stephen Benson discusses the massive impact of the Living Theatre's innovations.
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This Week in History: On June 15, 1961, Judith Malina's Living Theatre made its European debut. Stephen Benson discusses the massive impact of the Living Theatre's innovations.

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Celia Raker

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Poet and playwright Celia Raker.

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Poet and playwright Celia Raker.

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Esther Dischereit

Esther Dischereit’s poetry, essays, operas, and radio plays incorporate her experiences as “other,” growing up Jewish in post-war Germany.

Helene Cixous

In her rich and prolific writing, feminist thinker Hélène Cixous elided the term “juifemme” (Jewoman) to articulate her complex experiences as “other” in society.

Helene Cixous, 2011

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Photo of Hélène Cixous in 2011
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Photo of Hélène Cixous in 2011

Courtesy of Claude Truong-Ngoc/Wikimedia Commons.

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Helene Cixous

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Photo of Hélène Cixous
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Photo of Hélène Cixous
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I Came to Explore the Wreck

Boxes of slide reels still cover my repurposed kitchen table. To help with storage, a nearby closet offers enough space for a whopping twelve boxes for a total of sixteen, all compiled by my paternal Grandfather. I’m no mathematician but I can easily calculate that, with sixteen boxes of eighty slides, there must be over twelve hundred squares of film.

Maxine Kumin, 1925 - 2014

It is thrilling to be celebrating Maxine Kumin as a Jewish women, for although Kumin was determinedly secular, she is for me a quintessential woman of valor, one who was both practical and compassionate, who in her life and her art followed the command “therefore choose life.” Among those of us who have been traveling in her wake for decades, she was and is a model of how to live, as well as how to write, courageously and sanely, with artistic craft and generosity, out of a profound love of our shared life.

Maxine Kumin, 1976

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Maxine Kumin on her farm in 1976.
Courtesy of Georgia Litwack.
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Maxine Kumin on her farm in 1976.

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