Did his deracinated outlook subvert his own literary career?
The second volume of a new biography sheds some light on the question.
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.