Revenge Has Always Been a Fundamental Literary Pretext; an interview with Joshua Cohen

“You’re going to sit at the desk every day and not check your feeds until your enemies have bled out on the page.”

The cartoon satirist Eli Valley has a comic called “Israel Man and Diaspora Boy.” Israel Man is strong and stoic and has made the desert bloom; meanwhile, Diaspora Boy wilts away, suffering the slings and arrows of asthma and peanut allergies, jealous of his counterpart.

The cartoon came to mind as I read Joshua Cohen’s latest novel, The Netanyahus, whic…

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