- American fiction,
- Jewish authors,
The return of the covenant, or, Whose law is it, anyway? -- Biblical revisions and interruptions : Bernard Malamud's renaming of law and covenant -- Is it "good-for-the-Jews or no-good-for-the-Jews"? : Philip Roth's registry of Jewish consciousness -- Ancient acts of love and betrayal : Ethan Canin's "Batorsag and Szerelem" -- The orthodoxy unbound, or Moses in suburbia : Allegra Goodman's The family Markowitz -- The legacy of the disinherited : Thane Rosenbaum's Holocaust fiction.