Arts & Culture

Did his deracinated outlook subvert his own literary career?

Joseph Epstein
Feb. 27 2019 12:01AM

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

Abe Greenwald
Feb. 25 2019 12:01AM

The story of the Vilna Troupe.

Mayhill Fowler
Feb. 20 2019 12:01AM

Mosaic reader was able to solve the mystery of the Yiddish expression tapn a vant, “to grope a wall.”

Feb. 20 2019 12:01AM

Robert Alter himself conspicuously does not call his own version Jewish in any way. Can we?

Feb. 18 2019 12:01AM

Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey.

Karen Chernick
Feb. 14 2019 12:01AM

Like so many works in this genre, a new 350-page graphic treatment of Theodor Herzl is cartoonish in every sense of the word.

Feb. 13 2019 12:01AM

Paintings from a Jew in hiding.

Ro Oranim
Feb. 4 2019 12:01AM

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?

Feb. 4 2019 12:01AM

On making one’s way into the “intimidatingly smart” realm of the New York Jewish intellectuals, and the company of I.B. Singer.

Jan. 30 2019 2:06AM

Explaining the success of Shtisel.

Jan. 29 2019 12:01AM

“Lava its seeds. Atoms/ Fermented forth primevally.”

Jan. 22 2019 12:01AM

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

Zachary Leader
Jan. 17 2019 12:01AM