“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.”
Vasily Grossman’s Life and Fate.
A Rich Brew.
Jewish literature, like Jews, will either become more overtly Jewish, or cease to be Jewish at all.
Long before demanding Jews’ bodies, anti-Semitic societies demanded Jews’ dignity.
A legal case and its literary implications.