Searching for the Stars

‘We were told that everybody has to watch.’ Harrowing fiction from Polish great Marek Hlasko, in a first English translation.

Roth ‘Shocked and Pleased’ Rereading Portnoy

Admits he didn’t realize he’d never be free of its title character

The Mohel of Myshkov; Or, If Gogol Had Been a Jew

A bris gone wrong comes back to haunt Pavel Zitskovich Bitsnikov

The Great Israeli Novel Smiles at the Settlers

With his newly translated novel ‘The Hilltop,’ Assaf Gavron stakes his claim to be Israel’s Jonathan Franzen

The Founder of the House

Newly reissued: the underappreciated writer’s 7-volume, multigenerational Gollantz Saga, an epic of 19th-c. European Jewry

Why Directors Are Writing Novels Instead of Making Movies

Are David Cronenberg, Ethan Coen, and others honing their artistic vision through fiction, or just more free to be gross there?

Martin Amis and Howard Jacobson Get the Holocaust Backwards, From Different Angles

New novels answer Irving Howes question: Can we accept aesthetic pleasure in a book about the Shoah?

S.Y. Agnon’s ‘Twofold:’ An Introduction

The 1939 short story appears in Tablet for the first time in English translation

Twofold

For Yom Kippur, fiction by Nobel laureate S.Y. Agnon, in a first English translation

What Happens When Agnon and Appelfeld Speak Like Faulkner and Hemingway?

A veteran practitioner of the art of translation considers the challenges—and successes—of Hebrew literature

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