Friday, June 6, 2003

Friday June 6, 2003

Filed under: General — m759 @ 4:04 PM

Beware of…
Jews Telling Stories

“Philosophers ponder the idea of identity: what it is to give something a name on Monday and have it respond to that name on Friday.”
— Bernard Holland, C12, N.Y. Times, 5/20/96

From my entry of Monday, June 2, 2003:

William Holden and Martha Scott
in “Our Town,” 1940 

Holden            Scott

From a website titled Child of a Voice

“The Talmud says, even in a time when there is no more prophecy there can still be the Daughter of a Voice.

The Tosefot explain: this is like the sound the echo of a hammer makes when it strikes something, and the sound echoes back from mountains. Not the Voice, but a daughter, a child of it.

Not the sound but the echo of a sound. Not the prophecy from God in its purest way, but in a less pure way.

Now because of our sins there is no more prophecy but in a time when there is no prophecy there can be Daughter of a Voice.”

Copyright Abraham Mezrich 2003

From a July 1999 review of a novel:

“The good news is that this is perhaps Ben Mezrich’s finest thriller. The irony is that he used a pen name on it.”

novel is
the author,
Ben Mezrich,
used the pen name
Holden Scott.

From an interview
with Ben Mezrich

“Mezrich, the author of several critically acclaimed thrillers, came to Boston from Princeton, New Jersey, by way of Harvard University, where he graduated – magna cum laude, mind you – in 1991…. In his Boston apartment…. prominently exhibited was a paperback biography of local boy made good Matt Damon.”

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