Stalin-victim Dovid Bergelson’s ‘The End of Everything’ is about the demise of Eastern European Jewish life
Hitler and the legacy of Nazism at the core of Karl Ove Knausgaard’s memoir
Bookworm: ‘Kitty Zeldis’ pens a Jewish-genre fiction throwback about WASP-y anti-Semitism, in search of lost time
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
Pascal Bruckner’s ‘brave and necessary’ new book examines how Muslims came to be known as victims of the West
Nineteen years after Hanoch Levin’s early death from bone cancer, the great Israeli playwright’s bleak, searing poetry is finally translated into English
Bookworm: The new bestselling spy thriller, ‘The Other Woman,’ excels at this one thing
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
There’s a barbarian at every gate
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
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
Our columnist offers three classic titles to take to the ocean in the summer of 2018
Joseph Lease’s new poetry collection, ‘The Body Ghost,’ sings that body electric
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’
The great author, who would have turned 119 this weekend, used and abused his Jewish friend Harold Loeb. Why did Loeb take it?
Bookworm: The Austrian novelist dissects a broken heart
Bookworm: Like James Gatz, my grandfather from the Ottoman Empire reinvented himself in America
‘Rooted Cosmpolitans’ traces how the fight over human rights remains a struggle over Jewish identity and destiny
Why the story of Coleman Silk’s epic struggle to escape his roots is still the most-loved Philip Roth book in France
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.
‘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
Bookworm: The master of fiction shares some rules for writing, then neglects to follow them himself
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
Lillian Faderman’s new biography of Harvey Milk re-centers much of his activism on lessons he learned from his Jewishness
Bookworm: The Washington hand’s debut thriller ‘The Hellfire Club’ delivers
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.
Yossi Klein Halevi’s ‘Letters to a Palestinian Neighbor’ may not reach its intended audience, but it may well have another closer to home
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
Twenty years after his death, why the German-language writer and memoirist yearned for an era he never knew
Bookworm: On his own time and not on Mr. Hand’s time, Sean Penn composed ‘Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff,’ but what for?