Literature

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

A complicated relationship.

Mitchell Abidor
July 14 2021 12:01AM

Is Israel the only source of interesting material for a Jewish novelist?

Ben Judah
June 18 2021 12:01AM

“The New Colossus” by Emma Lazarus and “The Silver Platter” by Natan Alterman distill, reinforce, and hallow what makes each nation distinctive.

June 16 2021 12:01AM

Made public for the first time.

National Library of Israel
June 1 2021 12:01AM

A defense.

Jessica Cohen
March 4 2021 12:01AM