Solotaroff, Theodore H.

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SOLOTAROFF, THEODORE H. (1928– ), critic and editor. Solotaroff was on the editorial staff of Commentary in the early 1960s and subsequently edited the literary quarterly New American Review, which published many of the leading young American prose writers of the 1960s. Solataroff's own literary essays were collected in his book The Red Hot Vacuum (1970), most of which was devoted to studies of American writing in the years after World War ii. He edited, with Nessa Rapoport, Writing Our Way Home: Contemporary Stories by American Jewish Writers (1992), later republished as The Schocken Book of Contemporary Jewish Fiction (1996). He also wrote two autobiographical works, Truth Comes in Blows: A Memoir (1998) and First Loves: A Memoir (2003).

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