Short Stories, Irish literature, Classics, Modern Fiction and Contemporary Literary Fiction, The Japanese Novel and post Colonial Asian Fiction, Yiddish Literature, The Legacy of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and quality historical novels are some of my Literary Interests





Sunday, January 29, 2017

The Yid by Paul Goldberg (2016)


My great thanks to Max u for the Amazon Gift Card which allowed me to acquire this book



The Yid by Paul Goldberg is an exciting debut novel set in Russia in 1953.  The premise of the story, a historical fiction, is that Stalin has decided to implement a "final solution" to rid Russia of Jews.  Several were the central characters were actors in the Soviet State Theater, preforming in Yiddish author or translated into Yiddish dramas.  A central character often starred in "King Lir".

The plot action begins when government thugs come to arrest a once famous actor.  His response to this sets the story line in motion.  The Yid is full of black humor and focuses on the absurdity, cruelty and corruption of Soviet society.  I enjoyed reading it a lot.

Paul Goldberg is the editor and publisher of The Cancer Letter. He joined the publication in 1986.

Many of his stories had a profound impact on the field of oncology, leading to Congressional investigations and changes in policy. Most recently, Goldberg’s coverage focused on the controversies at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and the Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas.

He uncovered a key element of a scandal at a genomics research group at Duke University. This led to retraction of papers in the world’s premier medical journals and appointment of a committee of the Institute of Medicine.

Goldberg broke the story that led to the ImClone scandal and the key stories in the controversy over erythropoiesis-stimulating agents. His reporting is recognized by the Washington DC Professional Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, the Gerald Loeb Awards, and the Newsletter and Electronic Publishers Foundation.

His articles appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and The Washington Monthly, and he was featured on 60 Minutes, 20/20, CNN and NPR.

Goldberg graduated from Duke University with a B.A. in economics in 1981. From Paul Goldberg.com








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