Mieczysław Weinberg wrote music equal in its genius to Mahler and Shostakovich, including one of the most powerful tributes to the victims of 20th-century tyranny.
Lauded in Israel but unknown outside, Zelda’s poetry provides an alternative to the desacralized cosmos in which most of us live.
In a season of mass protests in Hong Kong and a fierce dustup with the NBA, the acclaimed new Chinese-American film is (almost) silent on the costs of engaging with authoritarianism.
In 1960s Israel, Arabic-speaking Jews were invaluable as spies for their new country. In normal life, they were marginalized.
His reputation will fall and rise with his people’s.
The great theme of his work is resistance to spiritual constraint, the soul’s freedom as the highest value.
In The Smoke, the latest from the British writer Simon Ings, “Bundists” turn into grotesque shape-shifters. The implications are at once unclear and unsettling.
A letter from recently opened archives of the great writer makes clear how seriously he took the language, and by extension a possible move to Palestine.
The noted author swings by to talk about the perils and the promises of human mortality.