Teacher’s Pet

Lost Books

Lost Books

An archive of the best books lost in the stacks


A new Modigliani biography tries to undo the painter’s reputation for drunken excess and bolster his standing as a serious artist

Yiddish, Lampooned

Five years after Leo Rosten’s The Joys of Yiddish came out in 1968, National Lampoon offered its own take on the mother tongue

The Student Who Wouldn’t Go Away

How a bumbling immigrant from Kiev became a literary sensation

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