The Funny Guy

Lost Books

Pen Pal

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

Hearing Voices

When a writer sits down to work, a cacophony of personalities sits down with him

No Country for Young Men

In Philip Roth’s new novel, an aging Zuckerman faces a youthful nemesis

Back From Iraq

Three veterans tell their stories

Best Wishes?

A surprising inscription on a first edition of The Wartime Journals of Charles A. Lindbergh raises unsettling question

Family Plots

A once-Orthodox writer finds inspiration in Philip Roth’s historical reconstructions, even if his latest alter ego isn’t threatened by tradition.

Slights Unseen

A dozen years ago, critics saw Donald Margulies bring a Philip Roth character to the stage. Some scenes have aged better than others.

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