The Jewish Foster Wallace crosses auto-fiction with hysterical realism, in the energetic and intelligent ‘Book of Numbers’
The late author’s work was Talmudic in nature. That’s why his books made me miss the Jewish texts I’d left behind.
Plus Jason Segel is David Foster Wallace, and more in the news
The author of ‘Slaves of New York’ dishes on male reviewers, passing fame, and the satire of bad luck
In the new collected stories of Nathan Englander, and in his revised Haggadah, Jews cling tenuously to the easily broken chains of tradition
Plus Michael Lerner victimized again, Jacobi Press, and more
In her new book, critic Ruth Franklin argues for why the Holocaust is best understood through fiction
When a writer sits down to work, a cacophony of personalities sits down with him