The esteemed author talks about all the reasons the founder of psychoanalysis would have objected to a new examination of his life
Growing up with divorced parents—one Jewish, one not—seemed to offer an abundance of holiday riches. Instead, it caused grade-school trouble.
After a year of unpleasant planning (or lack thereof), I found unplanned pleasure at my son’s bar mitzvah
Finding things in common with a boy from old L
Guidebooks quell the anxieties of raising up a child
In our apartment, I learned French and read Shakespeare. Outside of it, things got a bit more complicated.
A son faces the ghosts his father left behind
When I finally met “my people,” I felt a little out of my depth
The Quay Brothers and Bruno Schulz animate the ordinary
How a childhood in Tel Aviv differs from one in Houston
One author thought moving to New York meant severing her small town roots. Then she started writing fiction.
Joseph Lelyveld reports out his childhood and gets peeved at Cynthia Ozick