Another Look at Herman Wouk’s Latest

The sweet surprises of The Lawgiver‘s archaism

Herman Wouk’s Last Shot

With The Lawgiver, the best-selling novelist takes another stab at the kind of Hollywood fame he’s always coveted

Is Roth Really Done?

After crafting dozens of fictional versions of exits and endings, the writer carefully manages his own

On “Jewish” Writing

Starting a conversation about Jewish fiction

Nobel Literature Prize & Israeli Elections

What’s up? A follow-up to our round-up

Authors Respond to Their Books Being Banned

Sendak and Roth each add their own bon mot

Daybreak: Explosion at Jewish Center in Sweden

New poll shows economy top issue for Jewish voters, strong Obama support

Philip Roth Responds to Wikipedia

The author aims to set the record straight about ‘The Human Stain’

Sundown: Dems to Add Jerusalem to Platform

Plus State of Berlin legalizes circumcision

Serbia’s Holocaust Memorist

Danilo Kiš’s fiction, newly translated, mined the Shoah with a Borgesian sense of mystery

Wallace Markfield, Contender

The novelist and film critic was the most gifted also-ran of the 1960s Jewish-American literary renaissance

Lenny Bruce Everywhere

Acknowledging the comic’s gift to Zappa, Mailer, Roth, and the other macho titans of eccentric 1960s pop

Dispatch: German Book Covers

Unexpected finds at a former Jewish orphanage in Berlin

John Updike the Jew

In his Bech books, the great novelist of American WASPdom parsed the allure and otherness of Jewish writers

Solondz’s Schlubs

The funny, sad Dark Horse adds a creepy loser in love to the director’s catalog of misanthropes

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