A new biography is a “narrative masterwork.”
Diego Schwartzmann and his predecessors.
Sympathetic to Israel and hostile to the radical left, Roth was not always the rebellious Jew.
An inadvertent warning about the dangers of political infantilization.
Separated by a common language?
The tale of the pupik.
And British insistence that there is no such thing.
A once-bustling immigrant city.
If kitsch has a “fairy-tale glow,” then Here I Am is positively radiant.
More than Saul Bellow or Philip Roth, James Salter (né Horowitz) captures the situation of assimilated American Jews—by never writing from a Jewish perspective.