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Literature

And what to do with great artists who used their pens for evil purposes.

Frederic Raphael
Feb. 8 2018 12:01AM

“Can it be that ours is the century in which the Jews perish?”

Gary Saul Morson
Jan. 23 2018 12:01AM

Bestiarum Judaicum.

Paul Reitter
Jan. 3 2018 12:01AM

Spy games, catch-67s, lionesses, smugglers, patriots, setting suns, and more.

Dec. 27 2017 12:01AM

He managed to move from the craven to the courageous.

Paul Berman
Dec. 21 2017 12:01AM

In the mid-1970s, an Israeli military governor in Ramallah watches the trial of four young Arab men who have accused their interrogators of torture.

Nov. 2 2017 12:01AM

In brilliantly charting the psychological effects of anti-Semitism on both its perpetrators and its victims, a newly translated 1934 novel outdoes even such master analysts as Freud and Proust.

Oct. 18 2017 12:01AM

Literature from the secular mudflats.

Francis Spufford
Oct. 9 2017 12:01AM

Ḥayyim Naḥman Bialik’s faith in a Zionist-led Hebrew renaissance never faltered; nor did his labors on its behalf. Yet he also became, so he felt, Zionism’s prisoner.

Aug. 31 2017 12:01AM

In December 1903, Ḥayyim Naḥman Bialik burst to fame and notoriety in a storm of rage at Jewish passivity; by 1910, his poetic career had stalled.

Aug. 29 2017 12:01AM

Translated into English for the first time, The Wandering Jew Has Arrived captures the breadth of Jewish life from London to Eastern Europe to Palestine just before it all changed.

Aug. 16 2017 12:01AM

Where is Jonah’s remorse?

Shalom Carmy
July 21 2017 12:01AM

What he shared with Isaac Babel.

Uilleam Blacker
June 21 2017 12:01AM

Kingdom of olives and trash.

Daniella Greenbaum
June 19 2017 12:01AM