Robert D. King

Robert King is a retired professor of linguistics and Jewish studies at the University of Texas with a special interest in Yiddish. His book Goodbye Chomsky, and Other Essays on Language was published in 2021.

Anti-Semitism in the British Spy Novel

Looking back to the venerable genre, I’m struck by how often anti-Semitism presents itself. The late John Le CarrĂ© is only the most recent to be accused of that unpleasant condition.

Oct. 12 2022 12:24AM

The Groundbreaking Memoirs of Glikl of Hamel

The memoirs of this 17th-century Jewish woman have long fascinated historians. For the first time, a complete English edition brings her to life for today’s readers.

Feb. 4 2020 12:01AM