Remembering the work of the great critic, editor of The Norton Anthology of English Literature, who died on Tuesday
The influential writer reflects on six decades of art, worry, and Jewish Princess jokes
What role does America play in Jewish life, and by extension what kind of Jewish literature can be created here?
Former winner Howard Jacobson also in the running for literary award
Having brought author Clarice Lispector back into the public eye, biographer Ben Moser turns to Susan Sontag
In To Rise Again at a Decent Hour, an atheist dentist seeks Jewish community
Fig Tree Books promises novels, short stories, and out-of-print classics
Her fourth novel, ‘A Guide for the Perplexed,’ reanimates the past without falling into the traps of ‘Shtetlworld’ nostalgia
Stop comparing television shows to great novels. They’ll never be as good.
A vote to officially allow English at the Jerusalem institution is part of a longer history of Zionist concessions
A conversation about literature, Judaism, and the Almighty with the great Yale literary critic
Elie Wiesel’s Night and Jerzy Kosinski’s The Painted Bird established the child’s perspective as a useful lens for confronting the Holocaust
Alfred Kazin brought out the Jew in Emerson, the mystic in sex, and the terrible beauty in community. There’s no better guide for the “social me” age.
As the great French intellectual Simone Weil understood, modern life is all about work and war. Memorial Day and Labor Day, then, are perfect opportunities to take stock of our modern condition.
Orly Castel-Bloom’s Dolly City is the most important Israeli novel of the last four decades
David Rakoff makes the case for an un-American approach to living