Shalom Auslander

The Audacity Of ‘Hope’

In his debut novel, Shalom Auslander takes on history and the Holocaust with his trademark darkly comic wit.

01/17/2012
Staff Writer

When Shalom Auslander, a lapsed Orthodox Jew, came out with his wickedly funny memoir “Foreskin’s Lament” in 2007, he was often mischaracterized as a New Atheist. It was clear he shared a similar disdain for religion with atheists like Christopher Hitchens and Richard Dawkins, but he never declared himself a non-believer. 

Auslander’s “Hope: A Tragedy,” .
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