“The Destruction of Sennacherib.”
M.P. Shiel’s The Lord of the Sea.
“How long, O Lord, shall I forgotten be?”
Did the author of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland really believe that “No Jews are honest”?
Alter Leyb Robinson and his friend, Shabbos.
Antonia Fraser’s diary and Harold Pinter’s (temporary) homecoming.
The treacherous interplay of anti-Semitism and its sneaky twin, philo-Semitism.
Literature from the secular mudflats.
And thoughts on being a Jewish novelist.
It was widely reported this month that a professor in Texas had “decoded” the strange language spoken in Gulliver’s Travels. He did no such thing.