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Series: New York Review Books
Publication Date: June 22, 2021
by Joshua Cohen
PraiseA domestic sitcom farce, a ferocious academic sendup. And also, in contrast to an entire generation of fastidious timidities (Doctorow, Mailer, et al.), a rousing lecture on Jewish history leading to Zionism... The drive to quarrel with a character is only one of the delights of Cohen’s shrewd, exuberant, exhilarating and merry novel. —
Cynthia Ozick Cohen’s new book is among his best: a fastidious and very funny book that is one of the most purely pleasurable works of fiction I’ve read in ages.
—Jon Day, Financial Times
Cohen's writing is vibrant even when ruminating on esoteric details on Jewish identity theories. . . This blistering portrait is great fun.
No one writing in English today is more gifted than Joshua Cohen. Every page of The Netanyahus—an historical account of a man left out of history, a wickedly funny fable of the return of the repressed—crackles with Cohen’s high style and joyride intelligence.
— Colm Tóibín