American Jewish literature

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

“In Dreams Begin Responsibilities.”

June 28 2019 12:01AM

City Boy: an urban Jewish Tom Sawyer.

Jonathan Karp
June 6 2019 12:01AM

A great Jewish writer, and the underappreciated depth of one of his most popular novels.

Margot Lurie
May 20 2019 12:01AM

A new volume highlights the work of Saul Bellow’s friend and lover.

Rachel Shteir
May 8 2019 12:01AM

The second volume of a new biography sheds some light on the question.

Abe Greenwald
Feb. 25 2019 12:01AM

And his struggle to break into, and remain in, the literary establishment.

Zachary Leader
Jan. 17 2019 12:01AM