The writer of the classic Pryor-Wilder jailbreak comedy remembers ‘a serious actor and a brilliant clown’
Tablet Original Fiction for Passover, from the master of black humor: Evicted from Teaneck, what exodus awaits?
The master of the deadpan is on top of his game at 85 with a wise, funny new collection, ‘The Peace Process’
Junketing to South America in the late 1960s with Robert Lowell, a wealthy Venezuelan, and Alfred Kazin. An excerpt from the forthcoming memoir Lucky Bruce.
Bruce Jay Friedman’s darkly comic novels, short stories, and screenplays place him among the past century’s best American writers. In his new memoir, Lucky Bruce, he reminisces about many of them.
Yiddish is far from dead. It’s undead, and it haunts everything from Harvey Pekar’s comics to the vampire literature of the early 20th century.
An archive of the best books lost in the stacks
The short story that became The Heartbreak Kid
The remake of The Heartbreak Kid favors bawdiness over sharp-edged satire
What happens to a writer when Hollywood calls?
The author of Stern remembers his heady first days on the literary scene