From Philip Roth to Ryan Murphy, men keep pretending Anne Frank survived the Holocaust. Why?
Cynthia Ozick, a grand dame of American letters, turned 90 this week. To celebrate, check out some of her most wonderful work.
This month Anne Roiphe revisits Cynthia Ozick’s first “Puttermesser” story and creates a hilarious fable of sexual tumult and moral decay.
Cynthia Ozick, grande dame of Jewish letters, has some issues with critics. And our critic, David L. Ulin, takes issue with some of her criticisms.
Saul Bellow was one of the most decorated writers of the last century, but perhaps not one of the most beloved parents. Greg Bellow considers his father’s legacy and character.
Durham, N.C. is not an easy place to be a non-conformist. It is the home of Duke University, notorious for its male lacrosse team’s behaving badly and its “Cameron Crazies,” obsessed basketball fans. Even in January 2011, when the Durham public schools need to make up a snow day, school is scheduled for Saturday, Jewish students notwithstanding.
In this, the second annual Forward Fives selection, we celebrate the year’s cultural output with a series of deliberately eclectic choices in film, music, theater, exhibitions and books. Here we present five of the most important Jewish novels of 2010. Feel free to argue with and add to our selections in the comments.