A funny and heartbreaking alternate reality.
At ninety-two, the author remains at the height of her powers.
A new biography is a “narrative masterwork.”
The blessing and the curse.
Steve Kogan’s Winter Vigil.
Esther Safran Foer wants you to know she’s still here, and doing great.
Sex, drugs, and Zohar?
A devout Christian finds comfort in these tales of ḥasidic rebels.
Sympathetic to Israel and hostile to the radical left, Roth was not always the rebellious Jew.
Isaac Rosenfeld and the plight of the young American Jewish intellectual.
In praise of an unfashionable literary master.
An inadvertent warning about the dangers of political infantilization.
The novelist’s sole work of nonfiction.