G. E. R. Gedye has several times had the unhappy experience of being on the spot when democracy went down before totalitarianism. He was in...

Here we find but another example of the way in which learning has been a constant comfort and solace to Jews under the buffetings of...

In America, the story goes, anything can happen. In this case, a devout Jew struck oil and, instead of being satisfied with goldplated telephones or...

Uncle Julius, unleashed on an unsuspecting public by Ethel Rosenberg in her “Uncle Julius and the BMT” a year or so ago, is here materialized...

In this third and final selection from the autobiographical reminiscences of the distinguished pianist and composer, Artur Schnabel, Mr. Schnabel relates his musical experience and...

This is the second of three chapters of informal memoirs by the distinguished pianist and composer Artur Schnabel. In the first selection, published in the...

The editors carefully dissociate themselves from the iconoclastic opinions here expressed by Harry Gersh. _____________   My mother was a bad cook. I realize this is a treasonable...

Humanist in Exile Christ Stopped at Eboli. by Carlo Levi. Translated by Frances Frenaye. New York, Farrar, Straus, 1947. 268 pp. $3.00.   Beyond the penumbra of the great metropolitan...

This autobiographical memoir, by the pianist Artur Schnabel, of a career that took him “from the last flowering of individualism to the first unfolding of...

My parents had a small basement restaurant. It was on Henry Street, near Jefferson. Right in the middle of the old East Side. A meal cost...

During the early 1930s, my brother and I contributed considerably to the litter of Crotona Park. But we also satisfied a deep-seated need of several...

Meyer Levin’s autobiographical commentary on Elliot E. Cohen’s article “Jewish Culture in America” (in last month’s COMMENTARY) will be of special interest. Though comparatively young,...