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Imagining Each Other: Blacks and Jews in Contemporary American Literature (Suny Series, Modern Jewish Literature & Culture)

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Imagining Each Other explores Black-Jewish relations by examining the complex ways they have portrayed each other in recent American literature. It illuminates their dramatic alliances and conflicts and their dilemmas of identity and assimilation, and addresses the persistent questions of ethnic division and economic inequality that have so encompassed the Black-Jewish narrative in America. Focusing primarily on the 1960s and its aftermath, the book reveals how Jewish and African Americans view each other through a complex dialectic of identification and difference, channeled by ever-shifting positions within American society. Through the works of Richard Wright, Saul Bellow, Bernard Malamud, Amiri Baraka, Paule Marshall, Grace Paley, and others, Goffman unfolds a story of two peoples with powerful biblical and mythic connections that replay themselves in contemporary circumstances.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780791446782
Author:
Goffman, Ethan
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Location:
Albany
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
American literature
Subject:
Blacks
Subject:
Literature and society
Subject:
Race relations in literature
Subject:
Jews in literature
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Blacks in literature
Subject:
Judaism and literature.
Subject:
Ethnic relations in literature.
Subject:
African Americans in literature
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Series:
Suny Series, Modern Jewish Literature & Culture
Series Volume:
135
Publication Date:
20000931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
262
Dimensions:
9.02x5.91x.62 in. .82 lbs.

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