Almost exactly years ago, A.J. Liebling became infatuated with a French stranger named Albert Camus. Robert Zaretsky chronicles the surprising friendship between the Jewish New Yorker writer and the French existentialist.
Seeking literary inspiration, Russian-Jewish author Boris Fishman looks west twice — to America itself and to Montana where he sets his new novel “Don’t Let My Baby Do Rodeo.”
A new herculean effort of investigative journalism has cleared up some mysteries regarding Raoul Wallenberg’s wartime heroism. But there are some that even biographer Ingrid Carlberg can’t solve.
Geoffrey Hartman — who survived World War II via the Kindertransport and went on to be a famed scholar and critic at Yale — has died at the age of 85. Talya Zax remembers his legacy.
The 21st-century scions of a venerated 100-year-old smoked fish emporium have cracked the code of how to serve a restaurant brunch on Shabbat — and avoid those pesky brunch lines.
Arthur Koestler’s 1940 novel “Darkness at Noon” is considered one of the great novels of the 20th Century. A discovery of a new manuscript may change how we view the classic allegory of totalitarianism.
“Dr. Weiss, at forty,” Anita Brookner wrote, “knew that her life had been ruined by literature.”
A former student and intimate acquaintance of Bernard Malamud makes her fiction debut. Julia M. Klein discusses “Scary Old Sex,” by Arlene Heyman.
In her book “Young Lions,” Leah Garrett explains how Jewish novelists wrote the history of World War II. She speaks with the Forward about “Young Lions” and the universality of the Great American Novel, Jewish and otherwise.
When we discuss Jewish authors of the 20th Century, Philip Roth and Bernard Malamud come to mind. But, in “Young Lions,” Leah Garrett reveals how a very different group of Jewish novelists shaped our culture.
For Harry Houdini and his wife Bess, love was the most magical trick of all. In her new novel, Victoria Kelly channels the life of a master escape artist and her famous husband.
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