Homecoming

Yuri Suhl’s One Foot in America, a long-lost novel of Jewish American immigration that reads like a more Dickensian take on Henry Roth’s Call It Sleep, has been republished and deserves a new audience

On the Bookshelf

Sleuths, voyeurs, and fabulists

Sundown: Abbas Charms AIPAC

Plus Weiner gets into a fight with a goat, and more

Imaginative Assault

An excerpt from a new history of Commentary shows how the fiction published in the magazine’s early years shook not just the world of Jewish literature but the very foundations of American letters

Sundown: Out of the Outback

Plus one great big ball of falafel, and more

Working Hard

Jewish writers and writing of the (last) Depression

Words of Our Fathers

What a 1942 essay contest revealed about immigrants’ lives, in the Old World and the New

Block Buster

Jonathan Rosen talks about the tortured vision of Henry Roth. With a reading from Call It Sleep.

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