Did Michiko Kakutani ever receive L. Goldkorn’s $6,000 worth of messages in a bottle?
In an afterword to a new and perhaps final collection of Goldkorn stories, the author explains the origins of his alter ego, and bids him farewell
FICTION: Four seasons in academic hell
A three-part invention
The Hollywood screenwriting duo behind ‘Casablanca’ and ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ playfully battled the studio boss over McCarthyism, unions, and Jews
Writers Julius and Philip Epstein are also forebears of baseball’s Theo Epstein
The centenarian hero of the forthcoming novel Liebestod enjoys a ménage à six with a rabbi’s wife, a Brazilian bombshell, and a three-legged cat
Holocaust survivor Aharon Appelfeld, Israel’s greatest living writer and author of the new Until the Dawn’s Light, retains his capacity for wonder
The term “post-Holocaust” raises conceptual problems, but a host of new books helps define it by exploring everything from Nazis on the run to Jews on the mend
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