Zachary C. Solomon
Zachary C. Solomon is a Brooklyn-based writer and adjunct lecturer.
Articles by Zachary C. Solomon
Ben Lerner’s “10:04:” A Look at a Modern Jewish Life
Ben Lerner's "10:04" explores contemporary struggles.
W. G. Sebald’s “Austerlitz:” A Search for Jewish Roots After the Holocaust
In "Austerlitz," W. G. Sebald explores European Jewishness in the post-Holocaust era.
Orly Castel-Bloom’s ‘Dolly City:’ A Sharp-Witted Look at Israeli Society
Orly Castel-Bloom's novel is not for the faint of heart.
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.
Leslie Epstein’s “King of the Jews:” A Controversial Exploration of Intra-Jewish Relations
Leslie Epstein's portrayal of Jews was not always well-received.