New Bedford, Mass. (Mar. 13)
Ludwig Lewisohn is the foremost American-Jewish writer today, in the opinion of Miss Fanny Goldstein, Boston librarian, who spoke here recently before the New Bedford section of the National Council of Jewish Women. Miss Goldstein, who spoke on “The Rising Tide of Jewish Literature,” said that the works of Lewisohn, as well as that of most other American-Jewish writers, were mainly inspired by the wish to spare the younger Jewish generation the suffering which the previous generation has endured in its endeavors to become thoroughly assimilated as Americans.
Among the Jewish writers of today, besides Lewisohn, whom Miss Goldstein named as outstanding, were Robert Nathan, Joseph Auslander, Rebecca Kohut, Leah Morton, G. B. Stern, Sarah Gertrude Millin, in English; Lion Feuchtwanger, Franz Werfel and Emil Ludwig, in German; and Edmond Fleg, in French. She regards Fleg’s “Why I Am a Jew” as “the most gorgeous autobiography of our time.” In juvenile Jewish literature, Miss Goldstein mentioned the “Wonder Tales of Bible Days” by Elma Levinger as outstanding.