Carol Ascher writes fiction, memoirs, personal essays, scholarly articles and book reviews. Her fiction and nonfiction often explore the themes of prejudice and inequality. Trained as a cultural anthropologist, she has spent much of her professional life writing about urban public schools. read more

Ascher, Carol. (2003). The Force of Ideas. Luzifer/Amor. 16(2), 150-169.
  • Ascher, Carol. (2003). Die Sprache der Immigration. (The Language of Immigration). In Geteilte Erinnerung: Generationen des Exils. Wien: Czerin Verlag, pp. 28-40.
Ascher, Carol. (1997). Der Rechte Weg, The Virginia Quarterly Review, 73(3), 504-522.
  • Ascher, Carol. (1996, Spring). The Dress. Witness, X(1), 106-114.
  • Ascher, Carol. (1995). Dancing with Ludwig, American Voice, 37, 86-106.
Ascher, Carol. (1994, December). My Father's Violin. Shenandoah 44,(4) 63-86. Winner of the 1994 Shenandoah nonfiction award.
  • Ascher, Carol. (1993, Spring). The Violence Outside and Within. Fellowship, 59(6), 8-9.
  • Ascher, Carol. (1992, Spring). Reading to Write: Virginia Woolf as Muse. American Voice, 27, 63-71. Reprinted in Virginia Woolf Miscellany: Proceedings of the First Annual Virginia Woolf ConferenceAscher, Carol. (1985, Summer). The Aufbau Newspaper in Exile, Present Tense, 12(4), 20-26. Reprinted in Murray Polner, ed. (1991). Jewish Profiles. New York: Aronson, pp. 17-23.
Ascher, Carol. ( 1985, April). It’s All Right to be Honest: How One Friendship Survived an Incurable Illness. MS. Magazine, 86-91.
  • Ascher, Carol. (1981, Winter). Narrowing the Battlefield, Confrontation, 137-`40. Reprinted in Coleman McCarthy, ed. (1982). Peace Essays. Washington, D.C.: Center for Teaching Peace. . New York: Pace University Press, 1992, pp.47-56.
  • Ascher, Carol. (1991, Fall). Looking Around the Corridor of Freedom, Boulevard, 6(2-3), 121-133.
Ascher, Carol. (1991, July). Summers, Lands End, 52.
  • Ascher, Carol. (1991, March/April). Money and Friendship, MS Magazine.
  • Ascher, Carol. (1989). Living Through a Siege of Greed. Margin, 9, 79-87.
Ascher, Carol. (1989). How to Make a Name For Yourself, Frontiers, x(3), 32-35. Reprinted as Making a Name for Yourself, Utney Reader, March 1990, 39, 100-104; and San Francisco Chronicle, Sunday Magazine. July 22, 1990. Also anthologized in Robert Atwan, ed. (1991). Our Times 2: Readings from Recent Periodicals. Boston: Bedford-St. Martin's, 97-104.
  • Ascher, Carol. (1989, February 19). In the Heart of Istanbul. The New York Times. Travel Section, 19.
  • Ascher, Carol. ( December 25, 1988). Abroad and Barely Bilingual. New York Times., Travel Section, 5 & 19.
  • Ascher, Carol. and Eidus, Janice. (1988, January/February). Publicizing your small press novel. Poets and Writers 16(1), 1 & 21-25.
  • Ascher, Carol, Breidenthal, Renate, Kaplan, Marion and Grossman, Atina. (1988). Fragments of a German-Jewish Heritage in Four “Americans.” American Jewish Archives, XI(2), 365-384.
  • Ascher, Carol. (1988/89, Fall/Winter). Remembering Berlin- 1979. Confrontation. 39-40, 63-72. Reprinted in Irene Zahava, ed. (1991). My Mother's Daughter, Freedom, CA: Crossing Press. Pp. 172-188.
  • Ascher, Carol. (1987, January/February). Insider Trading Can Anyone Tell Right from Wrong?" Present Tense, 14(2), 6-12.
  • Ascher, Carol. ( 1986, September/ October). Homage to Simone de Beauvoir's Life and Work, New Directions for Women; reprinted in Social Text(1987, Fall), 107-110.
  • Ascher, Carol. (1986). On Clearing the Air, in Marks, Elain, ed. Critical Essays on Simone de Beauvoir. Boston: G.H. Hall.
  • Ascher, Carol. (1985).Women and Choice a New Look at Simone de Beauvoir and The Second Sex, In Alice Kessler, ed. (1985). The Faith of the Woman Writer. New York: Greenwood, pp. 173-178.