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Teacher’s Pet

Lost Books

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Lost Books

An archive of the best books lost in the stacks

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Makeover

A new Modigliani biography tries to undo the painter’s reputation for drunken excess and bolster his standing as a serious artist

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Yiddish, Lampooned

Five years after Leo Rosten’s The Joys of Yiddish came out in 1968, National Lampoon offered its own take on the mother tongue

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The Student Who Wouldn’t Go Away

How a bumbling immigrant from Kiev became a literary sensation