Eva Hoffman’s books include Shtetl: The Life and Death of a Small Town and the World of Polish Jews, Exit into History, and The Secret, a novel. (October 2007)


Warsaw Underground


by Andrzej Stasiuk,translated from the Polish by Bill Johnston
The name of Andrzej Stasiuk is unlikely to be known to most American readers, but in his native Poland, he is something of a literary celebrity. His work is widely read, critically praised, and regularly awarded prizes. To many of his contemporaries, he seems to embody a distinctively Polish style …

The Uses of Hell

The Holocaust in American Life

by Peter Novick
More than fifty years after it took place, the Holocaust seems to have a larger presence than ever in American life. News stories about long-delayed discoveries of Nazi crimes and lawsuits brought by victims and survivors are reported on the front pages of the daily papers. In several states, the …