American Jewish literature

A devout Christian finds comfort in these tales of ḥasidic rebels.

Wesley Hill
Aug. 13 2020 12:01AM

Sympathetic to Israel and hostile to the radical left, Roth was not always the rebellious Jew.

Jesse Tisch
July 10 2020 12:01AM

Isaac Rosenfeld and the plight of the young American Jewish intellectual.

Irving Howe
June 16 2020 12:01AM

In praise of an unfashionable literary master.

David Rose
June 1 2020 12:01AM

An inadvertent warning about the dangers of political infantilization.

March 19 2020 12:01AM

The novelist’s sole work of nonfiction.

Paul Berman
Jan. 22 2020 12:01AM

Longfellow vs. Lazarus.

Nov. 27 2019 12:01AM

His reputation will fall and rise with his people’s.

Oct. 28 2019 12:01AM

The great theme of his work is resistance to spiritual constraint, the soul’s freedom as the highest value.

Oct. 23 2019 12:01AM

Bellow’s whole career as a writer was devoted to this dichotomy, sometimes veering toward one pole, sometimes toward the other, but never losing sight of both.

Oct. 16 2019 12:01AM

The Jewish writer who became America’s most decorated novelist spent his early years prodding the nation’s soul. Then, sensing danger to it, he took up the role of guardian.

Oct. 7 2019 12:01AM