Nextbook Traces Ellison’s Roots

Daniel Oppenheimer begins his article about Harlan Ellison in Nextbook (“a new read on Jewish Culture”) by quoting what Neil Gaiman says about him at the end of the documentary Dreams with Sharp Teeth, then declares:

It’s a nice denouement to the film, which is both a hagiography of Ellison—a talented writer, but not one for the ages—and a character study of a certain kind of Jewish boy, belonging to a certain generation, whose life has been a running battle between his talents and his demons.

Oppenheim develops this thesis throughout the rest of the piece.

[Thanks to Andrew Porter for the link.]

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