The story of the Vilna Troupe.
A Mosaic reader was able to solve the mystery of the Yiddish expression tapn a vant, “to grope a wall.”
Robert Alter himself conspicuously does not call his own version Jewish in any way. Can we?
Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey.
Like so many works in this genre, a new 350-page graphic treatment of Theodor Herzl is cartoonish in every sense of the word.
Paintings from a Jew in hiding.
Finished after decades of labor, this one-man English translation is a stupendous achievement. How does it hold up against the masterpieces (and follies) that have come before?
Explaining the success of Shtisel.
“Lava its seeds. Atoms/ Fermented forth primevally.”
And his struggle to break into, and remain in, the literary establishment.
Antonia Fraser’s diary and Harold Pinter’s (temporary) homecoming.
When it comes to the horrors of the Holocaust, and to its heroine as a writer, it falls short.