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The Cambridge Companion to Jewish American Literatureby Michael Kramer
Synopses & Reviews
Jewish Americans produced some of the most important writing in the U.S. in the twentieth century. This Companion addresses the distinctive Jewish American contribution to American literary criticism, poetry and popular culture. It establishes the broadest possible context for the discussion of Jewish American identity as it intersects with the corpus of American literature. Featuring a chronology and guide to further reading, the volume is valuable to scholars and students alike.
'This book addresses a wide array of themes and approaches to the distinct yet multifaceted body of Jewish American literature. Essays cover 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, and the Holocaust. This collection of specially commissioned essays by leading figures discusses Jewish American literature in relation to religion, politics, and race. With its chronology and guides to further reading, this volume will prove valuable to scholars and students alike.\n
The Cambridge Companion to Jewish American Literature discusses Jewish American literature in relation to ethnicity, religion, politics, and race.
About the Author
Michael P. Kramer is Professor in the Department of English at Bar Ilan University. He has written widely on Jewish American literature and he is the editor of New Essays on Seize the Day (1998).Hana Wirth-Nesher is Samuel L. and Perry Haber Chair on the Study of the Jewish Experience and Professor of English, Tel Aviv University. She is the author of City Codes: Reading the Modern Urban Novel.
Table of Contents
Introduction Hana Wirth-Nesher and Michael P. Kramer; 1. Beginnings and ends: the origins of Jewish American literary history Michael P. Kramer; 2. Imagining Judaism in America Susannah Heschel; 3. The East European immigrants Priscilla Wald; 4. Coney Island, USA: America in the Yiddish literary imagination David G. Roskies; 5. Hebrew literature in America Alan Mintz; 6. Multilingual Jewish American writing Hana Wirth-Nesher; 7. Jewish American popular culture Donald Weber; 8. Jewish American poetry Maeera Shreiber; 9. Jewish American writers on the left Alan Wald; 10. Jewish American Renaissance Ruth R. Wisse; 11. The Holocaust and the Jewish American imagination Emily Miller Budick; 12. Jewish American women writers and the race question Susan Gubar; 13. Contemporary literary theory and Jewish American poetics Shira Wolosky; 14. Identity matters: contemporary Jewish American writing Tresa Grauer.
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