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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

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Sundown: Turkey and Israel Near Reconciliation

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

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Surprising New Files on the Dreyfus Affair

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

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Elsewhere

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

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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

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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

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Jews Are Longshots To Win Nobel, Booker

Doctorow and Oz have a chance; Jacobson remains underdog

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Hareloom

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

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Clockwork

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

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Late Night With Onan

Or, check yourself before you wreck yourself

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Lost in Translation

What Proust taught me about being Jewish

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Ceaseless Spirit

The jam-packed films of Arnaud Desplechin