Behind the Legend

A new biography of Irène Némirovsky reveals an author less saintly than her current readers might like to believe

Anger Management

Fifty years ago Gerald Green, who died this week, wrote a prescient bestseller about a Hebrew Hammer-style vigilante with his own reality show

Rebel Yells

Naomi Alderman takes on Britain’s Jews

From Bethlehem to Jerusalem

Set in a hardscrabble mining town, Bathsheba Monk’s stories chronicle a Polish Catholic girl’s mounting interest in Judaism

The Old Man and the City

In A.B. Yehoshua’s latest novel, a disappointed middle manager falls in love with a dead woman

Brownsville Revisited

A graphic look at the neighborhood that spawned Danny Kaye, Mel Brooks, Jerry Stiller

Something Wild

Eve Grubin on what happens when poetry and religious life collide

Great Escapes, Part Two

Six more characters to spend the summer with

Uncomfortably Numb

What happens when you go to Auschwitz and feel… nothing?

Feel the Burn

Poet Wayne Koestenbaum reveals his toxic attractions

A Triangle of Influences

The three women who shaped a novel

Great Escapes

Six characters to spend the summer with

King of the Forest

The Viennese pornographer turned critic who dreamed up Bambi

The Tense of Trauma

Novelist Chris Kraus ponders the meaning of “It would have been”

The Greatest American Hero

Everyone made fun of little Gary Shteyngart. Now it’s his turn.

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