Zachary C. Solomon

Zachary C. Solomon is a Brooklyn-based writer and adjunct lecturer.


Articles by Zachary C. Solomon

Philip Roth’s “The Counterlife:” A Five-Part Adventure

Philip Roth's "The Counterlife" explores contradictory realities through its protagonist, Nathan Zuckerman.

Vasily Grossman’s “Life and Fate:” A Journalist’s Retelling of the Horrors of World War II

"Life and Fate" brings the reader to World War II-era Russia, where the novel was written.

Bernard Malamud’s “The Assistant:” A Jewish Struggle for an Ethical Life

Bernard Malamud's "The Assistant" explores Jewish identity in Depression-era Brooklyn.

Clarice Lispector’s “Near to the Wild Heart:” A ‘Lush and Lucid’ First Novel

"Near to the Wild Heart" combines Lispector's Brazilian and Jewish roots into a modern masterpiece.

Der Nister’s “The Family Mashber:”A Perspective on Jewish Life in 1800s Europe

"The Family Mashber" is one of the greatest works of Yiddish literature.

Anzia Yezierska’s “Bread Givers:” A Lens on the Beehive of the Lower East Side

In "Bread Givers," her 1925 novel, Anzia Yezierska explored a world of pushcarts and tenements.

7 Holocaust Films You Should See

These under-the-radar movies about the Shoah are affecting, powerful and nuanced.

10 Holocaust Books You Should Read

Though not as well known as Anne Frank's diary or Elie Wiesel's works, these texts will increase your understanding of the Shoah.