Literature

The Jewish writer who became America’s most decorated novelist spent his early years prodding the nation’s soul. Then, sensing danger to it, he took up the role of guardian.

Oct. 7 2019 12:01AM

Why a BDS activist shouldn’t get a prize named for Nelly Sachs.

Howard Jacobson
Oct. 4 2019 12:01AM

Guy Gavriel Kay created Devin Bar Garin, but couldn’t mention Ben-Gurion.

Sept. 19 2019 12:01AM

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.

Sept. 11 2019 12:01AM

“Being Jewish, Sefton Goldberg . . . ”

Howard Jacobson
Sept. 6 2019 12:01AM

The (fictional) Jewish prisoner who brought about Solzhenitsyn’s conversion.

Gary Saul Morson
Aug. 23 2019 12:01AM

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.

Aug. 21 2019 12:01AM

“In Dreams Begin Responsibilities.”

June 28 2019 12:01AM

The myth of Lydda returns.

Mosaic
June 24 2019 12:01AM

Gorenstein is best-known for his film scripts, written for Andrei Tarkovsky and others. Now, recently published in English for the first time, his own voice can be heard.

March 5 2019 12:01AM

Did his deracinated outlook subvert his own literary career?

Joseph Epstein
Feb. 27 2019 12:01AM