Jan Kott Would Have Loved ‘Waiting for Godot’ in Yiddish. No, He Didn’t Speak Yiddish.

I was reminded of the Polish critic and Shakespeare scholar at the New Yiddish Rep’s production of Beckett’s masterpiece

Avigdor Arikha’s Art of Pain

The skilled Israeli painter, a Holocaust survivor who died two years ago, has a major gallery show in New York. Plus: an interview with his daughter.

Lady Literature’s Lover

Shivah Stars

Tried and True

In his 1988 novel Fiasco—only now available in English—Hungarian Nobel laureate Imre Kertész imagines an author exhausted by the Holocaust yet unable to write about anything else

Force of Nature

The artist Avigdor Arikha, who died in 2010, lived—and painted—with gusto

Hey, Jew, Don’t Make It Bad

Does telling children they’re hated make them mishear lyrics and, eventually, horde Viagra?

Bring the Noise

The brilliantly aggravating music and art of Mauricio Kagel

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