Against Identity by Leon Wieseltier, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Leon Wieseltier is an American critic and magazine editor. From to , he was the Against Identity is a collection of thoughts about the modern notion of identity. Wieseltier also edited and introduced a volume of works by Lionel. Title, Against identity. Author, Leon Wieseltier. Publisher, W. Drenttel, Original from, the University of California. Digitized, Jun 12, Length, 74 pages.

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Leon Wieseltier

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Wieseltier was a frequent target of the satirical monthly Spy magazine, which often derided his analyses of pop culture as comically pretentious and mocked him as “Leon Vee-ZEL-tee-AY” who “jealously guards his highbrow credentials while wearing a lowbrow heart on his sleeve”.

Wieseltier is a fluent Hebrew speaker, and when interviewed in Israelhe wieseltiier “I feel perfectly at home here.

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Alexis rated it really liked it Aug 29, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. He was a member of the Harvard Society of Fellows — Wieseltier appeared in one episode of the fifth season wieseltker The Sopranosplaying Stewart Silverman, a character whom Wieseltier described as “a derangingly materialistic co-religionist who dreams frantically of ‘Wedding of the Week’ and waits a whole year for some stupid car in which he can idle for endless hours in traffic east of Quogue every weekend of every summer, the vulgar Zegna-swaddled brother of a Goldman Sachs mandarin whose son’s siman tov u’mazel tov is provided by a pulchritudinous and racially diverse bunch of shellfish-eating chicks in tight off-the-shoulder idehtity.


Adam Allenberg rated it it was amazing Oct 04, Brooks Mcsmith marked it as to-read Jan 03, Since he has been the literary editor of The New Republic. Retrieved September 6, Yasmin marked it as to-read Jan 07, Against Identity by Leon Wieseltier.

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Lucian Lupescu rated it liked it Oct 30, To ask other readers questions about Against Identityplease sign up. Gemseeker marked it as to-read Nov identiity, Sharon Lombardo marked it as to-read Dec 30, In reference to being called a “Jew-baiter” by Wieseltier, Andrew Sullivan has said, “Wieseltier is a connoisseur and cultivator of personal hatred”—referring to a dislike based on “tedious” causes that Wieseltier allegedly has held regarding him for a long time. Jewish state won’t last unless Israeli-Palestinian conflict solved”.

Return to Book Page. Emerson Collective executive Laurene Powell Jobs withdrew funding for a journal Wieseltier was working on and later fired him.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The New York Times. Kaddish, a National Book Award finalist inis a genre-blending meditation on the Jewish prayers of mourning. Wieaeltier suspended him with pay, then later announced he was no longer employed there. From tohe was the literary editor of The New Republic.

Retrieved October 24, Laura marked it as to-read Jan 02, An inquiry sieseltier the identity that we inherit and the one we try to build in our social endeavours. Trivia About Against Identity. Jerome marked it as to-read Nov 20, Anyone interested in the dichotomies of identity will enjoy this.

Haikuist rated it it was amazing May 29, Retrieved 16 October Clare marked it as to-read Jan 17, Leon Wieseltier is a American writer, critic, and identihy editor. Wieseltier has published several books of fiction and nonfiction.

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