Carole Kessner

Carole Kessner is professor emerita of comparative studies in the programs of Judaic studies and women’s studies at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She received her B.A. from Brandeis University and her Ph.D. from Stony Brook. Kessner is the author of The Other New York Intellectuals as well as articles on a wide range of subjects, such as the poetry of John Milton, the egalitarianism of Mordecai Kaplan and anti-Semitism in American literature. She is working on a biography of Marie Syrkin.

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Marie Syrkin

Marie Syrkin is best known as a polemicist for the State of Israel, whose keen arguments appeared in a wide range of publications for a period of almost seventy years. It is not a very well-known fact, however, that she recorded both the public and private aspects of her life and career in poetry written over the course of her lifetime.

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