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Steven J. Zipperstein

Steven J. Zipperstein’s most recent book is Pogrom: Kishinev and the Tilt of History (Liveright). He is now at work on a biographical study of Philip Roth for Yale’s Jewish Lives series. He is the Daniel E. Koshland Professor in Jewish Culture and History at Stanford University.

Steven J. Zipperstein

From Pogroms to Philip Roth

with Steven J. Zipperstein

Join JRB editor Abraham Socher in a conversation with Stephen J. Zipperstein Zipperstein about the arc of Ashkenazi Jewish life in the twentieth century, the art of biography, and Philip Roth, the enfant terrible and, eventually, éminence grise of American Jewish letters.

Letters From Chicago

Steven J. Zipperstein

One of the many pleasures of the recently published Saul Bellow: Letters is how it reacquaints us with Bellow's wry, poignant, infectiously erudite voice. This is all the more surprising because he wasn't, or at least so he insisted, a natural-born letter writer. As in his literature, Bellow's language is so stunning that one wonders whether he was writing to both his correspondents, and to readers like us.