Searching for what is lost in ‘Le Temps Perdu,’ María Alvarez’s artful documentary on an Argentine book club
The publication by Gallimard of the earliest manuscript of what would become ‘In Search of Lost Time’ lays bare the autobiographical origins of Proust’s key themes, including his ambivalence about his Jewishness
Tablet’s book critic suggests some ways to leaven your time indoors
In a Polish prisoner’s lectures on Proust and a Jewish Holocaust survivor’s defiant Hebrew calendar, lessons in resilience and survival
Bookworm: ‘Kitty Zeldis’ pens a Jewish-genre fiction throwback about WASP-y anti-Semitism, in search of lost time
In an excerpt from the newly translated Gaslight, by German writer Joachim Kalka, an examination of how the scandal that rocked France bled into European literature
An excerpt from Benjamin Taylor’s new biography of the great French writer
Marcel Proust went from dilettante to literary legend. Biographer Benjamin Taylor explains how.
On stage, the English master of menace and the ponderous Frenchman find a common language in a feat of adaptation
The Frenchman, believe it or not, is back in the news
In the new Alibis, a revealing collection of essays, André Aciman finds in his exiled Egyptian life a quintessential diasporic Jewish identity
In the new biography René Blum and the Ballets Russes: In Search of Lost Life, the early 20th-century impresario—who died at Auschwitz and symbolizes the tragedy of French Jewry—remains a riddle
A new edition of Walter Benjamin’s early work sheds light his first reckonings with Jewishness and offers glimpses of the powerful thinker he would ultimately become
Doctorow and Oz have a chance; Jacobson remains underdog
A memoir uses a collection of Japanese figurines to offer a glimpse into one of prewar Europe’s leading Jewish families
The Sabbath is but one of the Jewish contributions to the science of keeping time
Or, check yourself before you wreck yourself
What Proust taught me about being Jewish
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