Lost and Found

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I Capture the Castle is the beloved but far too narrowly celebrated masterpiece of British writer Dodie Smith.

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Mary Antin’s ringing endorsement of Americanization—of being “made over”—which appeared in 1912 in her autobiography, The Promised Land, probably did

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The Imaginary Jew

What is genuinely illuminating in the Bech stories is not what John Updike knows about Jewishness, which is not very much, but what he imagines about

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Wild Animal

Fat City never feels air-conditioned. It is a slim, tough novel, a story about boxers in Stockton, California, a sizeable town and an agricultural cen

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To read Isaac Bashevis Singer’s collected stories is to realize the extent of American Jewish piety toward the Old World, because of its total absence

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The Wound

Mr. Sammler’s Planet is not a “Holocaust novel.” It is, emphatically, a novel about its own time and place—New York in 1969, during the summer of the

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IN 1946, I.F. Stone, the celebrated left-wing journalist, became the first American reporter to travel with Jewish “displaced persons” in Europe who w

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Lovers and Jews

In defiance of the Holocaust, Giorgio Bassani claims the Jamesian right to draw the circumference of the story where he wants it, where it is most art

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The Individual Soul

Writing the story of the Holocaust is a futile ambition—not because the events of 1939 to 1945 are too horrible to be told, but because they are too v

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Guilt Trip

First published in 1965, Margaret Drabble’s slim third novel tells the story of a single woman who gets pregnant and decides to keep the baby and rais

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