All the Dirty Bits of Marcel Proust, by Harold Pinter

On stage, the English master of menace and the ponderous Frenchman find a common language in a feat of adaptation

Sundown: Turkey and Israel Near Reconciliation

Plus, a most-wanted Nazi gets arrested and Proust gets impersonated

Surprising New Files on the Dreyfus Affair

The Frenchman, believe it or not, is back in the news

Elsewhere

In the new Alibis, a revealing collection of essays, André Aciman finds in his exiled Egyptian life a quintessential diasporic Jewish identity

Ballet Master

In the new biography René Blum and the Ballets Russes: In Search of Lost Life, the early 20th-century impresario—who died at Auschwitz and symbolizes the tragedy of French Jewry—remains a riddle

Youth in Revolt

A new edition of Walter Benjamin’s early work sheds light his first reckonings with Jewishness and offers glimpses of the powerful thinker he would ultimately become

Jews Are Longshots To Win Nobel, Booker

Doctorow and Oz have a chance; Jacobson remains underdog

Hareloom

A memoir uses a collection of Japanese figurines to offer a glimpse into one of prewar Europe’s leading Jewish families

Clockwork

The Sabbath is but one of the Jewish contributions to the science of keeping time

Late Night With Onan

Or, check yourself before you wreck yourself

Lost in Translation

What Proust taught me about being Jewish

Ceaseless Spirit

The jam-packed films of Arnaud Desplechin

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