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Grave Digger

Nathan Englander unearths stories that many in Argentina would just as soon forget

So Big

Human awkwardness was at the heart of Edna Ferber’s popular novels, but she shied away from writing about the outsiders she knew best

A Dreamer of the Golden Dream

Melanie Rehak traces Peter Cole’s controversial poetry and politics to a Holiday Inn in Providence

Asch’s Passion

A popular Yiddish novelist strove for immortality by taking on Jesus, but it cost him his core audience and made him a marked man

Crossover Stars

The flamboyant pioneers of New York’s Yiddish theater crossed continents, genders, and coasts

This Old House

Shmuel Hasfari’s long-running The Master of the House is a smash hit in Tel Aviv. Can it make it in the O.C.?

Bleeding Melodies

Composer Osvaldo Golijov

Out of India

Sophie Judah’s stories chronicle a vanishing tribe

A Fine Mess

How a filmmaker turned his movie flop into a groundbreaking book

Strange Trip

Eliot Fintushel’s category-defying Yiddish-inflected science fiction

Almost Famous

Why isn’t Dayna Kurtz a household name?

Managed Care

Rattled by a sudden lack of indifference

Late Bloomer

A nonagenarian gives the memoir thing a go, revisiting his hard-knock Lancashire boyhood

Liberated Bride

Alix Kates Shulman on the creation of an ex-prom queen and protofeminist

The Angel of History

A new volume of Hannah Arendt’s writing sheds light on the persistence of anti-Semitism

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