Polish poet and essayist Adam Zagajewski’s extravagant and miraculous new collection, ‘Slight Exaggeration,’ takes on banality and vulgarity through elegant art
The Russian dissident, whose ‘Babi Yar’ poem continues to captivate, has died at 83
A trip to the ‘old’ circus with imaginary Jewish clowns
‘Pawn Sacrifice’ tells the story of the 1972 World Chess Championship in Iceland, a Cold War match between Boris Spassky of the Soviet Union and American Bobby Fischer
‘The Left Front’ highlights American art made for the Soviet Union’s official “Jewish homeland”
She was an enforcer of liberal morality in the face of cultish leader worship in the former Soviet Union. Who can take up her mantle?
What role does America play in Jewish life, and by extension what kind of Jewish literature can be created here?
‘The nostalgia is real, but so is the revulsion for the regime,’ writes Anya Von Bremzen in ‘Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking’
In the heart of Kashmir, where happiness was a warm AK-47, the weapon was my voice, and my dream