Writer Resurrected

Yoram Kaniuk on his battles for health and recognition

Protocols of the Editors

Truman Capote spread fears of a literary cabal. So what to make of his forgotten first novel?

Fists of Fury

Douglas Century talks about Talmud student, champion prizefighter, war hero, gunrunner, and recovered morphine addict Barney Ross.

Family Affair

How a faraway girlhood became part of my own

Dispatches

How World War II turned a Soviet loyalist into a dissident novelist. Plus: An audio interview with the editor of A Writer at War.

Durban Renewal

Lynn Freed’s fiction brings to life the South African city she left behind. Plus: An audio excerpt from the short story “Foreign Student.”

Total Recall

Has Elie Wiesel made a Faustian bargain with Oprah Winfrey?

Virgin Territory

Falling for a younger man who wants an arranged marriage. Plus: An audio interview with the author.

Glamour and Peril

Tempestuous, cold, and intensely private, Elsa Morante considered herself a genius. Are others finally starting to agree?

The Journalist and the Murderer

What’s it like to discover that your great-uncle was a mobster?

Fight Club

In the 1930s, boxing was more infused with politics than ever before

Painful Admissions

Unearthing the history of discrimination in the Ivy League

School Ties

Jacques de Lacretelle won praise when he wrote in Dreyfus’ shadow, but today his portrait of a prep-school peer looks grotesque.

The Good Doctor

Examining Maimonides with Sherwin Nuland

A History of Violence

Lionel Trilling was a classicist who did not believe in creativity’s lower depths. So what did he see in Isaac Babel?

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