Mainstream Jewish Writers

Ravelstein: A Writer’s Soul

Bellow's final novel was inspired by his friendship with Allan Bloom.

Philip Roth

A long (fictional) trail of tears.

Bernard Malamud

A writer who used the Jew as a metaphor for humankind.

Grace Paley, 1922-2007

Jewish socialism influenced Grace Paley's life and literature.

Saul Bellow

The most successful Jewish American writer may be the most ambivalent as well.

Mainstream American Jewish Literature

At mid 20th century, Jewish writers connected with American readers by writing about alienation.