Joshua Cohen

Joshua Cohen is the author of Witz and, most recently, a collection of novellas, Four New Messages.


Heimrad Bäcker’s ‘documentary poems’ turn artifacts of evil into the stuff of art

Experimental Fiction

In a 1931 novel, Ernst Weiss integrated medicine and literature

Writing on the Wall

An anthology highlights the divide between sanctioned and forbidden literature

Word Play

What the French novelist Georges Perec owed to the kabbalistic tradition

Point of Departure

A translation of Mahmoud Darwish’s journals offers an introduction to the Palestinian poet’s work

Impromptu Fantasias

Inside the world of Benjamin De Casseres: aphorist, diarist, egotist

Selective Memoir

Before Doctor Zhivago, Pasternak wrote poetry—and about himself

The Literatures of the Two Easts

Are Hasidism and Zen Buddhism kindred movements?

On the Other Side

Moishe Nadir wrote Yiddish stories for American audiences—on deadline

Through the Looking Glass

The many lives of a restless painter

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