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Norman Podhoretz

Norman Podhoretz

Norman Podhoretz is former editor-in-chief of Commentary.

In William Faulkner’s latest novel, A Fable (Random House, 437 pp., $4.75), Norman Podhoretz finds a demonstration of the gap which separates America’s foremost living...

A perceptive young American critic, just returned to his native Brooklyn after three years at Cambridge University, looked for some hours at the family TV...

The Interfaith Temperament A Passage in the Night. by Sholem Asch. Putnam. 367 pp. $3.75.   A Passage in the Night is not a good novel, but it does make...

The Language of Life The Adventures of Augie March. by Saul Bellow. Viking. 536 pp. $4.50.   At first sight, The Adventures of Augie March is very different from Dangling...

Last month Norman Podhoretz discussed in our pages (“Literature and the ‘Spiritual Crisis’”) the current tendency to regard religion and literature as comrades-in-arms in a...

In the recent publication of a 298-page symposium entitled Spiritual Problems in Contemporary Literature (Harper, $3.00), Norman Podhoretz finds occasion to examine our growing tendency...

Achilles in Left Field The Natural. By Bernard Malamud. Harcourt, Brace. 237 pp. $3.00.   The fact that a book touches something deep in us is no guarantee that it...