Jacobson is a world master of the art of disturbing comedy and each new work of his advances the genre—his latest one by a giant step.
“I thought you knew that I belonged to the Truth Party too,” Bette Howland wrote her fellow novelist, mentor, and sometime lover, Saul Bellow. Her son recently found a new cache of letters between them that illuminates two brilliant artists at work.
Chaim Weizmann regarded his 1919 agreement with Emir Faisal as an epoch-making treaty. That didn’t turn out to be the case, but a century later an Arab-Zionist alliance may be reemerging.
How did a high-school dropout named Leon Uris pen one of the most influential novels of all time?