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Contemporary Jewish American Writers and the Multicultural Dilemma: The Return of the Exiled (Judaic Traditions in Literature, Music, & Art)

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Furman explores the ambivalent relationship between multiculturalists and contemporary Jewish American literature and advocates a more inclusive and intellectually valid form than is currently practiced. He also offers a historical overview of Jewish American fiction to situate the contemporary writers in the continuum of Jewish American literary history.<P>Engaging and accessible, Furman's work — the most comprehensive book of its kind — invokes the current themes and concerns of this generation: the viability of adopting an Orthodox or Hasidic life amid a secular America, a renewed interest in the vibrant Yiddish world of pre-Holocaust Europe, Israel, Jewish Feminism, and the Holocaust as perceived by the children of survivors. These themes have replaced the those of alienation and marginality, which have preoccupied the novelists of the golden age of Jewish American writing.

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Furman (English, Florida Atlantic University and associate editor of Studies in American Jewish Literature) explores the ambivalent relationship between multiculturalists and contemporary Jewish American literature, advocating a more inclusive and intellectually valid form than is currently practiced. He also offers an historical overview of Jewish American fiction, and considers topics like the viability of adopting an Orthodox or Hasidic life amid a secular America, the renewed interest in the Yiddish world of pre-Holocaust Europe, Israel, Jewish feminism, and the Holocaust as perceived by the children of its survivors.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780815628439
Author:
Furman, Andrew
Publisher:
Syracuse University Press
Subject:
History
Subject:
Jewish
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
American fiction
Subject:
Jewish authors
Subject:
American fiction -- 20th century.
Subject:
Jews -- United States -- Intellectual life.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Judaic Traditions in Literature, Music, & Art (Hardcover)
Publication Date:
20010131
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9.34x6.30x.72 in. .98 lbs.

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