The Cambridge History of Jewish American Literature

Written by a host of leading scholars, The Cambridge History of Jewish American Literature offers an array of approaches that contribute to current debates about ethnic writing, minority discourse, transnational literature, gender studies, ...

Author: Hana Wirth-Nesher

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316395349

Category: Literary Criticism

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This History offers an unparalleled examination of all aspects of Jewish American literature. Jewish writing has played a central role in the formation of the national literature of the United States, from the Hebraic sources of the Puritan imagination to narratives of immigration and acculturation. This body of writing has also enriched global Jewish literature in its engagement with Jewish history and Jewish multilingual culture. Written by a host of leading scholars, The Cambridge History of Jewish American Literature offers an array of approaches that contribute to current debates about ethnic writing, minority discourse, transnational literature, gender studies, and multilingualism. This History takes a fresh look at celebrated authors, introduces new voices, locates Jewish American literature on the map of American ethnicity as well as the spaces of exile and diaspora, and stretches the boundaries of American literature beyond the Americas and the West.
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The Cambridge Companion to Jewish American Literature

This collection of specially commissioned essays by leading figures discusses Jewish American literature in relation to ethnicity, religion, politics, race, gender, ideology, history, and ethics, and places it in the contexts of both Jewish ...

Author: Hana Wirth-Nesher

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521796997

Category: Literary Criticism

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For more than two hundred years, Jews have played important roles in the development of American literature. The Cambridge Companion to Jewish American Literature addresses a wide array of themes and approaches to the distinct yet multifaceted body of Jewish American literature. Essays examine writing from the 1700s to major contemporary writers such as Saul Bellow and Philip Roth. Topics covered include literary history, immigration and acculturation, Yiddish and Hebrew literature, popular culture, women writers, literary theory and poetics, multilingualism, the Holocaust, and contemporary fiction. This collection of specially commissioned essays by leading figures discusses Jewish American literature in relation to ethnicity, religion, politics, race, gender, ideology, history, and ethics, and places it in the contexts of both Jewish and American writing. With its chronology and guides to further reading, this volume will prove valuable to scholars and students alike.
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The Cambridge History of Judaism Volume 6 The Middle Ages The Christian World

As Western Christendom began its remarkable surge forward in the eleventh century, this progress had an impact on the Jewish minority as well. The older Jewries of southern Europe grew and became more productive in every sense.

Author: Robert Chazan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108340199

Category: Religion

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Volume 6 examines the history of Judaism during the second half of the Middle Ages. Through the first half of the Middle Ages, the Jewish communities of western Christendom lagged well behind those of eastern Christendom and the even more impressive Jewries of the Islamic world. As Western Christendom began its remarkable surge forward in the eleventh century, this progress had an impact on the Jewish minority as well. The older Jewries of southern Europe grew and became more productive in every sense. Even more strikingly, a new set of Jewries were created across northern Europe, when this undeveloped area was strengthened demographically, economically, militarily, and culturally. From the smallest and weakest of the world's Jewish centers in the year 1000, the Jewish communities of western Christendom emerged - despite considerable obstacles - as the world's dominant Jewish center by the end of the Middle Ages. This demographic, economic, cultural, and spiritual dominance was maintained down into modernity.
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Call it English

"--Michael Wood, Princeton University, author of The Road to Delphi and The Magician's Doubts (Princeton) "This is simply a stunning book, and it is the book that Hana Wirth-Nesher's life experience and intellectual formation have meant her ...

Author: Hana Wirth-Nesher

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691121524

Category: Literary Criticism

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Hana Wirth-Nesher identifies the distinctive voice of Jewish American literature by recovering the multilingual culture that Jews brought to the USA in their creative encounter with English. The discussion of bilingual cross-cultural translation is pertinent to other minority literature.
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The Cambridge Companion to Jewish American Literature

This collection discusses Jewish American literature in relation to ethnicity, religion, politics, race, gender, ideology, history, & ethics, & places it in the contexts of both Jewish & American writing.

Author: Hana Wirth-Nesher

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ISBN: 0511998759

Category: American literature

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This collection discusses Jewish American literature in relation to ethnicity, religion, politics, race, gender, ideology, history, & ethics, & places it in the contexts of both Jewish & American writing. It covers writers from the 1700s to contemporaries such as Saul Bellow & Philip Roth.
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Gale Researcher Guide for Naturalism and Jewish American Writers of the Great Migration

These study guides provide peer-reviewed articles that allow students early success in finding scholarly materials and to gain the confidence and vocabulary needed to pursue deeper research.

Author: Jonathan N. Barron

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781535848299

Category: Study Aids

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Gale Researcher Guide for: Naturalism and Jewish American Writers of the Great Migration is selected from Gale's academic platform Gale Researcher. These study guides provide peer-reviewed articles that allow students early success in finding scholarly materials and to gain the confidence and vocabulary needed to pursue deeper research.
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The Cambridge Companion to Saul Bellow

This book demonstrates the complexity of Bellow's work by emphasizing the ways in which it reflects the changing conditions of American identity.

Author: Victoria Aarons

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107108936

Category: Literary Criticism

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This book demonstrates the complexity of Bellow's work by emphasizing the ways in which it reflects the changing conditions of American identity.
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The New Jewish American Literary Studies

Introduces readers to the new perspectives, approaches and interpretive possibilities in Jewish American literature that emerged in the twenty-first Century.

Author: Victoria Aarons

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108426282

Category: Literary Criticism

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Introduces readers to the new perspectives, approaches and interpretive possibilities in Jewish American literature that emerged in the twenty-first Century.
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American Jewry

In the United States, Jews have bridged minority and majority cultures - their history illustrates the diversity of the American experience.

Author: Eli Lederhendler

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521196086

Category: History

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In the United States, Jews have bridged minority and majority cultures - their history illustrates the diversity of the American experience.
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The Rise and Fall of Jewish American Literature

Call It English: The Languages of Jewish American Literature. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2006. ———, ed. The Cambridge History of Jewish ...

Author: Benjamin Schreier

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812252576

Category: Literary Criticism

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Benjamin Schreier argues that Jewish American literature's dominant cliché of "breakthrough"—that is, the irruption into the heart of the American cultural scene during the 1950s of Jewish American writers like Bernard Malamud, Philip Roth, Saul Bellow, and Grace Paley—must also be seen as the critically originary moment of Jewish American literary study. According to Schreier, this is the primal scene of the Jewish American literary field, the point that the field cannot avoid repeating and replaying in instantiating itself as the more or less formalized academic study of Jewish American literature. More than sixty years later, the field's legibility, the very condition of its possibility, remains overwhelmingly grounded in a reliance on this single ethnological narrative. In a polemic against what he sees as the unexamined foundations and stagnant state of the field, Schreier interrogates a series of professionally powerful assumptions about Jewish American literary history—how they came into being and how they hardened into cliché. He offers a critical genealogy of breakthrough and other narratives through which Jewish Studies has asserted its compelling self-evidence, not simply under the banner of the historical realities Jewish Studies claims to represent but more fundamentally for the intellectual and institutional structures through which it produces these representations. He shows how a historicist scholarly narrative quickly consolidated and became hegemonic, in part because of its double articulation of a particular American subject and of a transnational historiography that categorically identified that subject as Jewish. The ethnological grounding of the Jewish American literary field is no longer tenable, Schreier asserts, in an argument with broad implications for the reconceptualization of Jewish and other identity-based ethnic studies.
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New Directions in Jewish American and Holocaust Literatures

The premise of this book is that despite moving farther away in time, the Holocaust continues to shape and inform contemporary Jewish American writing.

Author: Victoria Aarons

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438473208

Category: LITERARY CRITICISM

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Surveys the current state of Jewish American and Holocaust literatures as well as approaches to teaching them. What does it mean to read, and to teach, Jewish American and Holocaust literatures in the early decades of the twenty-first century? New directions and new forms of expression have emerged, both in the invention of narratives and in the methodologies and discursive approaches taken toward these texts. The premise of this book is that despite moving farther away in time, the Holocaust continues to shape and inform contemporary Jewish American writing. Divided into analytical and pedagogical sections, the chapters present a range of possibilities for thinking about these literatures. Contributors address such genres as biography, the graphic novel, alternate history, midrash, poetry, and third-generation and hidden-child Holocaust narratives. Both canonical and contemporary authors are covered, including Michael Chabon, Nathan Englander, Anne Frank, Dara Horn, Joe Kupert, Philip Roth, and William Styron. “The range of critical approaches and authors examined makes this a valuable resource for scholars and teachers. Particularly in this troubling political moment, meditations on the new and continued relevance of Jewish American and Holocaust literatures for scholars, students, and the American public in general are invaluable.” — Sharon B. Oster, author of No Place in Time: The Hebraic Myth in Late Nineteenth-Century American Literature
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Jewish American Writing and World Literature

A somewhat more nuanced and fragmented account appears in Hana Wirth - Nesher , ed . , The Cambridge History of Jewish American Literature ( Cambridge ...

Author: Saul Noam Zaritt

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198863717

Category: Literary Criticism

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This book explores how Jewish American writers like Sholem Asch, Jacob Glatstein, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Anna Margolin, Saul Bellow, and Grace Paley think of themselves as world writers, and the successes and failures that come with this role.
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The Cambridge History of the American Novel

An authoritative and lively account of the development of the genre, by leading experts in the field.

Author: Leonard Cassuto

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521899079

Category: Literary Collections

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An authoritative and lively account of the development of the genre, by leading experts in the field.
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Affiliated Identities in Jewish American Literature

Although rabbi portraits are not new to contemporary Judaism, the sheer volume ... Imagination,” in The Cambridge History of Jewish American Literature, ed.

Author: David Hadar

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501360930

Category: Literary Criticism

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Focusing on relationships between Jewish American authors and Jewish authors elsewhere in America, Europe, and Israel, this book explores the phenomenon of authorial affiliation: the ways in which writers intentionally highlight and perform their connections with other writers. Starting with Philip Roth as an entry point and recurring example, David Hadar reveals a larger network of authors involved in formations of Jewish American literary identity, including among others Cynthia Ozick, Saul Bellow, Nicole Krauss, and Nathan Englander. He also shows how Israeli writers such as Sayed Kashua perform their own identities through connections to Jewish Americans. Whether by incorporating other writers into fictional work as characters, interviewing them, publishing critical essays about them, or invoking them in paratext or publicity, writers use a variety of methods to forge public personas, craft their own identities as artists, and infuse their art with meaningful cultural associations. Hadar's analysis deepens our understanding of Jewish American and Israeli literature, positioning them in decentered relation with one another as well as with European writing. The result is a thought-provoking challenge to the concept of homeland that recasts each of these literary traditions as diasporic and questions the oft-assumed centrality of Hebrew and Yiddish to global Jewish literature. In the process, Hadar offers an approach to studying authorial identity-building relevant beyond the field of Jewish literature.
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The Cambridge History of American Women s Literature

This volume immerses readers in a new dialogue about the range and depth of women's literature in the United States and allows them to trace the ever-evolving shape of the field.

Author: Dale M. Bauer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316176009

Category: Literary Criticism

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The field of American women's writing is one characterized by innovation: scholars are discovering new authors and works, as well as new ways of historicizing this literature, rethinking contexts, categories and juxtapositions. Now, after three decades of scholarly investigation and innovation, the rich complexity and diversity of American literature written by women can be seen with a new coherence and subtlety. Dedicated to this expanding heterogeneity, The Cambridge History of American Women's Literature develops and challenges historical, cultural, theoretical, even polemical methods, all of which will advance the future study of American women writers – from Native Americans to postmodern communities, from individual careers to communities of writers and readers. This volume immerses readers in a new dialogue about the range and depth of women's literature in the United States and allows them to trace the ever-evolving shape of the field.
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The Cambridge Companion to American Fiction After 1945

A comprehensive 2011 guide to the genres, historical contexts, cultural diversity and major authors of American fiction since the Second World War.

Author: John N. Duvall

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521196314

Category: Literary Criticism

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A comprehensive 2011 guide to the genres, historical contexts, cultural diversity and major authors of American fiction since the Second World War.
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Millennial Memory Perspectives in Jewish American Fiction

They are to be found in all three third generation Jewish American ... The Cambridge History of Jewish American Literature, reaches many of the same ...

Author: Heidi Schorr

Publisher: Georg Olms Verlag

ISBN: 9783487156453

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Diese in englischer Sprache verfasste Dissertation fußt in den Feldern englische Literaturwissenschaft/Amerikanistik, Cultural Studies und Jewish American Studies. Sie untersucht die Repräsentation von Erinnerung in Werken von Jonathan Safran Foer, Shalom Auslander und Nicole Krauss, Mitgliedern der sogenannten third generation jüdisch amerikanischer SchriftstellerInnen, welche um den Millenniumswechsel publizieren. Der Fokus liegt auf Werken von Nicole Krauss. Symbolische Charaktere und Objekte, welche in Verbindung zu Erinnerung stehen, werden herausgearbeitet und im Detail analysiert. This work is rooted in the fields of English Literary Studies, Cultural Studies, and Jewish American Studies. It examines memory representation in exemplary works published around the millennial change by third generation Jewish American writers Jonathan Safran Foer, Shalom Auslander, and Nicole Krauss. The focus lies on the latter’s work. Symbolic characters and objects connected to memory are discerned and analyzed in detail.
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Gale Researcher Guide for Religious Origins of American Literature

These study guides provide peer-reviewed articles that allow students early success in finding scholarly materials and to gain the confidence and vocabulary needed to pursue deeper research.

Author: Laura A. Leibman

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781535848466

Category: Study Aids

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Gale Researcher Guide for: Religious Origins of American Literature is selected from Gale's academic platform Gale Researcher. These study guides provide peer-reviewed articles that allow students early success in finding scholarly materials and to gain the confidence and vocabulary needed to pursue deeper research.
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The Cambridge History of American Literature Volume 7 Prose Writing 1940 1990

Unembarrassed by unrefined Jewish origins , matter - of - factly confident of equal American status , they felt American through their families ' immigrant ...

Author: Sacvan Bercovitch

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521497329

Category: Literary Criticism

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Discusses the social, cultural, intellectual, and aesthetic aspects of American literature
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Ideology and Jewish Identity in Israeli and American Literature

The Cambridge History of American Literature (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994—); Emory Elliott, gen. ed., The Columbia Literary History of the ...

Author: E. Miller Budick

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791490143

Category: Literary Criticism

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The 13 essays emerged from the Narratives of Self-definition in Israeli and Jewish American Fiction research symposium at the Hebrew University, 1996-97. Some consider particular authors or works, while others discuss broad topics such as Zionist identity, liturgy, jazz and Yiddish, and the African American and Israeli Other. c. Book News Inc.
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