The Cambridge Companion to Jewish American Literature / Edition 1

The Cambridge Companion to Jewish American Literature / Edition 1

by Hana Wirth-Nesher
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521796997

ISBN-13: 9780521796996

Pub. Date: 07/01/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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…  See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521796996
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/01/2003
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Literature Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
316
Sales rank:
1,177,392
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors
Chronology
Introduction: Jewish American literatures in the making1
1Beginnings and ends: the origins of Jewish American literary history12
2Imagining Judaism in America31
3Of crucibles and grandfathers: the East European immigrants50
4Coney Island, USA: America in the Yiddish literary imagination70
5Hebrew literature in America92
6Traces of the past: multilingual Jewish American writing110
7Accents of the future: Jewish American popular culture129
8Jewish American poetry149
9Jewish American writers on the Left170
10Jewish American renaissance190
11The Holocaust in the Jewish American literary imagination212
12Jewish American women writers and the race question231
13On contemporary literary theory and Jewish American poetics250
14Identity matters: contemporary Jewish American writing269
Index285

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