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A tale of love and vanity by the great 20th-century Brazilian writer, from the new ‘Complete Stories’
Brenda’s brother is in love with another man. What will his minyan think?
Tablet Original Fiction: ‘Ruth had always assumed she’d die a one-man virgin.’
Tablet Original Fiction: Meet Phil the Kosher butcher, non-traditional writing student, counterfactual storyteller, Lothario
A cautionary tale: ‘The Death’s Head Chess Club’ and other period fantasies are the inevitable next thing in Shoah fiction
A new English translation of fiction by Nobel laureate S.Y. Agnon, for Lag BaOmer
Tablet Original Fiction: a rabbi, a broken soul, and a huge wad of cash
In a ‘richly appointed’ debut, ‘The Empire of the Senses,’ German Jews of the 1920s live in blissful ignorance
Tablet Original Fiction set in the all-inclusive resorts of the Dominican Republic
Israeli novelist Gail Hareven dives fearlessly into the the moral quagmires of abuse, vengeance, and the legacy of the Holocaust
A short story by Michael Chabon
A short short Christmas story
‘We were told that everybody has to watch.’ Harrowing fiction from Polish great Marek Hlasko, in a first English translation.
Admits he didn’t realize he’d never be free of its title character
A bris gone wrong comes back to haunt Pavel Zitskovich Bitsnikov
With his newly translated novel ‘The Hilltop,’ Assaf Gavron stakes his claim to be Israel’s Jonathan Franzen
Newly reissued: the underappreciated writer’s 7-volume, multigenerational Gollantz Saga, an epic of 19th-c. European Jewry
Are David Cronenberg, Ethan Coen, and others honing their artistic vision through fiction, or just more free to be gross there?
New novels answer Irving Howe’s question: Can we accept aesthetic pleasure in a book about the Shoah?
The 1939 short story appears in Tablet for the first time in English translation
For Yom Kippur, fiction by Nobel laureate S.Y. Agnon, in a first English translation
A veteran practitioner of the art of translation considers the challenges—and successes—of Hebrew literature
New novel ‘The Betrayers’ boldly places at its center the most famous refusenik and all he represents for Soviet Jewry
An aging feminist meets a new generation in Brian Morton’s sharp, sympathetic novel ‘Florence Gordon’
Tablet Original Fiction: Angela loves Paul loves Claire loves Adam loves Angela
What Adam Bellow and other conservatives get wrong about the political leanings of creators of imaginative fiction
Beloved young adult writer’s new book is described as ‘quintessential Judy’
Tablet Fiction: An evil spirit has entered a living person. Can the Rabbi perform a Jewish exorcism?
Boris Fishman’s dark new novel explores the tensions between a grandson and his elders as he evolves into an American