Excerpt from Singermann

The Inciter

What happens when a German provocateur turns to the subject of love?

Partners in Crime

David Benioff takes the buddy novel to wartime Leningrad

Raising the Dead

In his new novel, Aleksandar Hemon unearths the misfortunes of a Chicago immigrant

Radical Riff

How comedians of the 1960s and ’70s revolutionized stand-up

In the Image

A literary—but none-too-sad—Keith Gessen talks about his new novel

The Things We Carry

What happens when your inheritance includes a life-threatening genetic mutation?

Temple Seeker

Thomas Roma photographs Brooklyn’s synagogues past and present

Place of No Return

Two trips to Poland offer very different impressions for the daughter of a Holocaust survivor

The Solipsist

Howard Jacobson swore he wouldn’t write another Jewish novel. What happened?

Chaos Theory

Giving lessons in Hebrew nuance to a bunch of suits from Hollywood

Sophie Says

A young critic weighs in on three new novels

Hearing Voices

Daniel Smith explores the history of the phenomenon—from the Bible to his father

Stolen Gems

Dalia Sofer depicts one family’s fearful and bittersweet days in revolutionary Iran

Land of the Lost

Michael Chabon’s new novel depicts a frozen homeland where beat cops speak Yiddish, snack on blintzes, and chase Hasidic gangsters

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