George Blecher

George Blecher is a former professor at the City University of New York. He is a writer, journalist and translator. His articles appear in, among others, the New York Times, Eurozine, New Republic, Christian Science Monitor, as well as Visegrád Insight and the Danish daily Information. He is a member of the Eurozine Advisory Board.
https://www.georgeblecher.com/

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Heroes are invariably larger than life but more often than not, we choose our own heroes because they enable ourselves to be a bit more of the imperfect person that we are.

On October 11, George Blecher writes about the past month – To describe as “conflicted” the political feelings of Americans these days is to make an almost comic understatement: everybody thinks everything simultaneously.

In a fascinating addendum to Native Son (1940), the novelist Richard Wright talked about “the deep fun” of writing the book, and his sense that the nightmarish but weirdly comic saga of an illiterate black killing an upper-class white was universal.

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