Zachary C. Solomon is a Brooklyn-based writer and adjunct lecturer.
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Orly Castel-Bloom's novel is not for the faint of heart.
Philip Roth's "The Counterlife" explores contradictory realities through its protagonist, Nathan Zuckerman.
"Life and Fate" brings the reader to World War II-era Russia, where the novel was written.
Bernard Malamud's "The Assistant" explores Jewish identity in Depression-era Brooklyn.
"Near to the Wild Heart" combines Lispector's Brazilian and Jewish roots into a modern masterpiece.
"The Family Mashber" is one of the greatest works of Yiddish literature.
In "Bread Givers," her 1925 novel, Anzia Yezierska explored a world of pushcarts and tenements.
Leslie Epstein's portrayal of Jews was not always well-received.