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‘My Struggle’ and ‘Mein Kampf’

Hitler and the legacy of Nazism at the core of Karl Ove Knausgaard’s memoir

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Not Our Kind

Bookworm: ‘Kitty Zeldis’ pens a Jewish-genre fiction throwback about WASP-y anti-Semitism, in search of lost time

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The Impostor

Javier Cercas’ new book is an insightful literary investigation into the lies of a Spanish narcissist who passed himself off as a victim of the Holocaust

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Islamophobia and Post-Colonial Guilt

Pascal Bruckner’s ‘brave and necessary’ new book examines how Muslims came to be known as victims of the West

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A Mind Scheduled for Annihilation

Nineteen years after Hanoch Levin’s early death from bone cancer, the great Israeli playwright’s bleak, searing poetry is finally translated into English

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Daniel Silva and the Art of the Beach Read

Bookworm: The new bestselling spy thriller, ‘The Other Woman,’ excels at this one thing

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Rav Kook’s Pre-Zionist Spiritual Diary

An important new publication, from manuscript, of first chief rabbi and leading thinker of religious Zionism Abraham Isaac Kook’s hitherto nearly unknown 1890’s spiritual diary reveals a man working out the tensions in his nascent theology

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My Favorite Anti-Semite: Edith Wharton

There’s a barbarian at every gate

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Call Us by Your Name

Ep. 146: Novelist André Aciman on life after his much-discussed film adaptation, and journalist Kevin Begos on why we should be drinking ancient Israeli wine

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All the Answers

Michael Kupperman’s revealing graphic novel—or comic, depending—brings to life a repressed, brainy postwar American Jewishness that whiz kids like the Oppenheimer brothers can relate to

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Bookworm’s Beach Reads!

Our columnist offers three classic titles to take to the ocean in the summer of 2018

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The Big Sacred Voice of a Postmodern Psalmist

Joseph Lease’s new poetry collection, ‘The Body Ghost,’ sings that body electric

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Keith Gessen’s ‘A Terrible Country’ Is Pretty Great

Bookworm: 2018 Russia, 2008 Russia, 19th-century Russia, and America all star in the new novel by the author of ‘All the Sad Young Literary Men’

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Hemingway’s Schlemiel

The great author, who would have turned 119 this weekend, used and abused his Jewish friend Harold Loeb. Why did Loeb take it?

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Lovesick: Stefan Zweig’s ‘Letter From an Unknown Woman’

Bookworm: The Austrian novelist dissects a broken heart

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Gatsby and Henry

Bookworm: Like James Gatz, my grandfather from the Ottoman Empire reinvented himself in America

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The End of Human Rights

‘Rooted Cosmpolitans’ traces how the fight over human rights remains a struggle over Jewish identity and destiny

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Philip Roth’s Spooks

Why the story of Coleman Silk’s epic struggle to escape his roots is still the most-loved Philip Roth book in France

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Social Justice and the Future of Judaism

In ‘To Heal the World?,’ his critique of the modern Jewish left, Jonathan Neumann is not just wrong. He’s also way out of his league.

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Portrait of a Fat Jew

‘Flesh,’ Brigid Brophy’s reissued 1960s novel of middle-class intellectuals, is a psychosexual, art-historical, Rubenesque frolic through English anti-Semitism and suppressed sexuality

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Saul Bellow’s Nonfiction Is Pretty Bad

Bookworm: The master of fiction shares some rules for writing, then neglects to follow them himself

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People of the Book

Episode 138: Ruby Namdar on his newly translated novel, The Ruined House, and writer Taffy Brodesser-Akner on what Philip Roth taught her about being an American Jew

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Putting the Jew Back in the Queer

Lillian Faderman’s new biography of Harvey Milk re-centers much of his activism on lessons he learned from his Jewishness

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Jake Tapper’s Spy Novel Is Startlingly Good

Bookworm: The Washington hand’s debut thriller ‘The Hellfire Club’ delivers

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Jewish, Ugly, Weird, Oversexed, Gross

Aline Kominsky-Crumb is the Jewish woman’s Philip Roth. Her reissued and updated collection, ‘Love That Bunch,’ is a satisfying epic of modern feminism.

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Return to Sender

Yossi Klein Halevi’s ‘Letters to a Palestinian Neighbor’ may not reach its intended audience, but it may well have another closer to home

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Lou Reed, Poet

The new volume ‘Do Angels Need Haircuts?’ brings to life a historic 1971 poetry reading, recorded and recently rediscovered in the late musician’s archives

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My Favorite Anti-Semite: Gregor von Rezzori

Twenty years after his death, why the German-language writer and memoirist yearned for an era he never knew

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Dude, Spicoli Wrote a Novel

Bookworm: On his own time and not on Mr. Hand’s time, Sean Penn composed ‘Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff,’ but what for?

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A Revelatory History of a Single Block on the Upper West Side

Bookworm: Gangsters, kidnappers, a pencil-maker, a Shakespearean actor, a toothpaste magnate, and other 20th-century ghosts in Daniel Wakin’s surprising new account of a section of Riverside Drive

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