Literature

A strange mixture of philo-Semitism and anti-Semitism.

Sept. 6 2022 12:01AM

“Something to Remember Me By.”

Aug. 18 2022 12:01AM

Unhappy is the nation that can still make a great man out of Céline.

July 1 2022 12:01AM

From medieval anti-Semitism to occult novels to a real-life Harry Potter character.

June 29 2022 12:01AM

The author The Gulag Archipelago and his critics.

May 23 2022 12:01AM

The characters in her new story collection are fully formed creatures of that transitional 20th-century moment between European Jewish survivors and American forgetters.

April 27 2022 12:01AM

“A parable of anti-Semitism.”

Judy Gruen
March 30 2022 12:01AM

A love letter to art and an indictment of the barbarism that all the beauty in the world was powerless to stop.

March 11 2022 12:01AM

Why not see the fearfully diffident Saul by way of Harpo Marx?

Robert Alter
Jan. 7 2022 12:01AM

What a new biographical novel misses.

Shalom Goldman
Dec. 10 2021 12:01AM

The great Russian Jewish writer was caught between revolution and daily life, Bolsheviks and Jews, a desire to kill and an inability to pull the trigger. Did he ever choose?

Dec. 6 2021 12:01AM

In his new essay collection, my friend Hillel Halkin offers an autobiographical overview, unorthodoxly given, in a lifetime’s worth of literary attempts.

Nov. 8 2021 12:01AM

A lesson for Sally Rooney from a children’s book.

Erika Dreifus
Oct. 19 2021 12:01AM