Dark days for Jews in literature.
Disillusionment with Communism went hand in hand with an embrace of Jewishness.
A new volume highlights the work of Saul Bellow’s friend and lover.
Civilization’s weather vane.
Did his deracinated outlook subvert his own literary career?
Reviving the lost art of Jewish apologetics.
“Lava its seeds. Atoms/ Fermented forth primevally.”
H. Leyvik’s masterpiece.
Will he be placed with Sholem Asch or with S.Y. Agnon?
All of them illustrate the predicament of Jewish identity, but not all in the same way.
Part Joyce, part Balzac, part yizkor book.
Marion and Celia Moss, poets “of the Hebrew nation.”