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The Age of Bad Holocaust Novels

A cautionary tale: ‘The Death’s Head Chess Club’ and other period fantasies are the inevitable next thing in Shoah fiction

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A Trip to the Library

‘This is a report on a library trip to Israel from a bookish girl who is now a bookish old lady’

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Martin Amis and Howard Jacobson Get the Holocaust Backwards, From Different Angles

New novels answer Irving Howes question: Can we accept aesthetic pleasure in a book about the Shoah?

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The Tenth Man

The key to Christopher Hitchens wasn’t his iconoclasm; it was his desire for belonging—and the proof can be found in an unexpected place

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Pen Pal

In his letters, Saul Bellow was thoughtful, eloquent, feisty—and quite possibly at his most Jewish

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‘Ah, There’s Another One’

Hitchens and Amis on English anti-Semitism

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Jacobson’s Novel Longlisted

Our official Man Booker nominee

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On the Contrary

In his new memoir, Christopher Hitchens recounts the rich history of his public crusades