The Time of His Time: Letters From Norman Mailer

The turbulent private—and public—affairs of a titanic figure in American Jewish intellectual life

Norman Mailer Speaks to America From Beyond the Grave

A new authorized biography and collection of essays show why the literary figure has been so mythologized, reviled, and revered

Something Really Bad Is Always Happening to Former Literary ‘It Girl’ Tama Janowitz

The author of ‘Slaves of New York’ dishes on male reviewers, passing fame, and the satire of bad luck

Wanted: Jewish Male Psychopath

Kevin Dutton’s new best-seller rehashes Norman Mailer’s ideas on deviance, but it leaves out Jewish men

Don’t Ask, Don’t Ask

Artists, particularly in theater, are still plagued by the slur “Gay Commie Jew.” But how did it come about?

Getting the Band Together

Shivah Stars

Why Pop Art Is Jewish

A Roy Lichtenstein show at the Art Institute of Chicago reveals the movement’s affront to WASPy decorum

Sentimental Journey

In the new collected stories of Nathan Englander, and in his revised Haggadah, Jews cling tenuously to the easily broken chains of tradition

War Horse

Joseph Heller, who embodied masculinity in American postwar literature, for better and for worse, chronicled a major shift in American Jewish identity

‘Commentary’ Archive Heads to Texas

Ransom Center in Austin is a hotbed of Jewish literary papers

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