Adelbert von Chamisso.
A “Gentile Jewess” in the holy city.
Deified by their Soviet readers, Arkady and Boris Strugatsky are beginning to find increasing numbers of readers in America.
And what to do with great artists who used their pens for evil purposes.
“Can it be that ours is the century in which the Jews perish?”
He managed to move from the craven to the courageous.
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.
Literature from the secular mudflats.
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.
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.
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.