Tagged: Tablet Magazine

The Bed Moved by Rebecca Schiff

The Bed Moved by Rebecca Schiff

The audacious, savagely funny debut of a writer of razor-sharp wit and surprising tenderness: a collection of stories that gives us a fresh take on adolescence, death, sex; on being Jewish-ish; and on finding...

The Book of Esther by Emily Barton

The Book of Esther by Emily Barton

From Tablet Magazine Can Jewish Fairy Tales Have Happy Endings? Emily Barton’s ‘richly imagined’ new novel ‘The Book of Esther’ projects fantasies of Jewish power onto a Tolkien-like land By Adam Kirsch Jewish writers...

As Close to Us as Breathing by Elizabeth Poliner

As Close to Us as Breathing by Elizabeth Poliner

In 1948, a small stretch of the Woodmont, Connecticut shoreline, affectionately named “Bagel Beach,” has long been a summer destination for Jewish families. Here sisters Ada, Vivie, and Bec assemble at their beloved family...

Kafka’s Cats by Gábor T. Szántó

From Tablet Magazine An excerpt from a new Hungarian novel imagines a world in which the Prague master survives tuberculosis, gives up writing, and finally finds some peace By Gábor T. Szántó In Berlin...

Bream Gives Me Hiccups

From Tablet Magazine Jesse Eisenberg talks about Woody Allen, Obama’s tailor, Jewish humor, and his new collection of funny short stories By Tal Kra-Oz I’m writing in a tradition of, frankly, mostly Jewish writers....

Catalogues and Critical Scholarship

From Tablet Magazine: The Fate of Jewish Collections in 19th-Century Germany Tracing the birth of ‘Jewish studies’ as we know it By Ismar Schorsch Archives tend to put people to sleep. They seem about...

Reflections on Herman Wouk

From Tablet Magazine: The first novel I ever read was by Herman Wouk. Now, 60 years later, he’s publishing yet another one. By Morton Landowne When I became a senior citizen a few years...