Forget those ever-self-pleasuring Philip Roth protagonists; this is the new American Jew.
From Philip Roth to Ryan Murphy, men keep pretending Anne Frank survived the Holocaust. Why?
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“One of the novel’s principal characters, known only as the General, is clearly modeled on former Israeli prime minister, Ariel Sharon.
David Simon’s new series for HBO, “The Deuce,” has won acclaim for its character-driven look at the pornography industry’s start in 1970s New York.
At its best, Englander’s novel suggests that our self-understanding is limited, driven by the desire to justify ourselves.
In “Sister Hills,” two religious families move to opposite hills outside the Green Line above a Palestinian village. Ann Roiphe examines why Nathan Englander’s parable of Israeli occupation is so powerful.
The Forverts’s Rukhl Schaechter once heard a Yiddish professor complain that his American students knew nothing about Stalin’s execution of 13 Soviet Jews, which took place in August 1952. Even more discouraging, he added, was their “complete lack of interest” in the Yiddish culture that once thrived in the Former Soviet Union.
Though it’s a bit stilted at times, Nathan Englander’s debut as a playwright, ‘The Twenty-Seventh Man,’ should draw new attention to Stalin’s execution of Soviet Jews.
Israeli writer Etgar Keret and American author Nathan Englander have both been shortlisted for the 2012 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, the biggest prize in the world for a short story collection. Keret was nominated for “Suddenly a Knock on the Door,” and Englander received a nod for “What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank.”