Literature

A matter of family pride.

Eve LaPlante
Jan. 17 2020 12:01AM

The humorist abroad.

Jan. 15 2020 12:01AM

The figure of the great fairy king in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is descended from Judah Maccabee.

Dec. 26 2019 12:01AM

Seven of our regular writers pick several favorites each, featuring sieges, spies, cultural revolutions, family papers, useful enemies, new fields of inquiry, and more.

Dec. 18 2019 12:01AM

And his longtime collaborator, Hyman Hurwitz.

Lilach Naishtat Bornstein
Nov. 25 2019 12:01AM

A great Yiddish writer reflects on what, exactly, the novel is for.

Isaac Bashevis Singer
Nov. 22 2019 12:01AM

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