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David Stern

David Stern

Throughout every facet of contemporary culture the Holocaust—the systematic murder of six million European Jews under Hitler—has become the particular image for the barbarism of...

Journey to the Trenches: The Life of Isaac Rosenberg 1890-1918. by Joseph Cohen. Basic Books. 224 pp. $12.50. This biography of Isaac Rosenberg comes in the midst of...

After Babel: Aspects of Language and Translation. by George Steiner. Oxford University Press 507 pp. $17.50. Through seven books and countless essays (most notably in the New Yorker),...

In a letter to Gershom Scholem, Franz Rosenzweig once remarked, “Only one who is profoundly convinced of the impossibility of translation can really undertake it.”...

The Casualties of Exile Pictures From a Brewery. by Asher Barash. Translated by Katie Kaplan. Bobbs-Merrill. 270 pp. $6.95. The Agunah. by Chaim Grade. Translated by Curt Leviant. Bobbs-Merrill 265 pp....

Morality Tale Elsewhere, Perhaps. by Amos Oz. Translated by Nicolas De Lange. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. 309 pp. $7.95. Amos Oz has emerged in recent years as the best known...

Fathers and Sons Reflections on a Teapot. by Ronald Sanders. Harper & Row. 383 pp. $8.95. My Last Two Thousand Years. by Herbert Gold. Random House. 246 pp. $6.95. Although both these...

Odyssey of a Jew Somewhere Else. by Robert Kotlowitz. Charterhouse. 373 pp. $7.95. Robert Kotlowitz’s first novel tells a story which in its every aspect is commonplace. The description...

Two Worlds My Name Is Asher Lev. by Chaim Potok. Knopf. 369 pp. $7.95. The protagonists of Chaim Potok’s novels—The Chosen, The Promise, and now My Name is Asher...