“Something to Remember Me By.”
Great Jewish writers in three languages visit the Yiddishists.
It’s a cop-out to explain away a novel’s improprieties on the grounds that they are of another age.
The blessing and the curse.
The novelist in search of a literary father.
Remembrance of riots past.
The novelist’s sole work of nonfiction.
His reputation will fall and rise with his people’s.
The great theme of his work is resistance to spiritual constraint, the soul’s freedom as the highest value.
A new volume highlights the work of Saul Bellow’s friend and lover.