Autobiographical Jews

Autobiographical Jews

by Michael Stanislawski
     
 

ISBN-10: 0295984163

ISBN-13: 9780295984162

Pub. Date: 08/04/2004

Publisher: University of Washington Press

Autobiographical Jews examines the nature of autobiographical writing by Jews from antiquity to the present, and the ways in which such writings can legitimately be used as sources for Jewish history. Drawing on current literary theory, which questions the very nature of autobiographical writing and its relationship to what we normally designate as the truth, and, to…  See more details below

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Autobiographical Jews examines the nature of autobiographical writing by Jews from antiquity to the present, and the ways in which such writings can legitimately be used as sources for Jewish history. Drawing on current literary theory, which questions the very nature of autobiographical writing and its relationship to what we normally designate as the truth, and, to a lesser extent, the new cognitive neurosciences, Michael Stanislawski analyzes a number of crucial and complex autobiographical texts written by Jews through the ages.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780295984162
Publisher:
University of Washington Press
Publication date:
08/04/2004
Series:
Samuel and Althea Stroum Lectures in Jewish Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction : autobiography, the Jews, and episodic memory3
1Josephus's life18
2In the culture of the Rabbis : Asher of Reichshofen and Glikl of Hameln32
3Two Russian Jews : Moshe Leib Lilienblum and Osip Mandelstam54
4Autobiography as farewell I : Stefan Zweig103
5Autobiography as farewell II : Sarah Kofman139

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