Elisa New is the Powell M. Cabot Professor of American Literature at Harvard.
The progressive-era novelist’s greedy, red-haired, Polish Jew, Zerkow, is the 20th century’s greatest golem
Ari Ben Canaan, Tanned Jewish Superman
The Lower East Side’s young women on the make
In the final phase of his literary life, Harold Bloom, like Philip Roth, refuses to relinquish his vitality