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Dispatch: German Book Covers

Unexpected finds at a former Jewish orphanage in Berlin

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Roth Redux

Philip Roth’s defenders point to his later, more serious works to argue for his place in the canon. In truth, those books make clearer his weaknesses.

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Ordinary People

Two new books, The Druggist of Auschwitz and Reluctant Accomplice, offer true stories of average citizens’ divergent responses to Nazi rule. They help us examine our own rationalization of genocide.

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Crash Course

After a lifetime of avoiding Philip Roth’s books, a reader decides to see what all the fuss is about

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Life During Wartime

In Nemesis, Philip Roth conjures Jewish Newark amid a 1944 polio outbreak