City Scriptures

City Scriptures

by Murray Baumgarten
     
 
This richly suggestive book examines the common bonds of thought and shared manner of expression that unite Jewish writers working in America, Eastern Europe, and Israel. Murray Baumgarten shows how Jewish traditions are reflected in the themes and narrative style of a diverse group of writers, including Saul Bellow, Henry Roth, Sholom Aleichen, Isaac Babel, and S.Y.

Overview

This richly suggestive book examines the common bonds of thought and shared manner of expression that unite Jewish writers working in America, Eastern Europe, and Israel. Murray Baumgarten shows how Jewish traditions are reflected in the themes and narrative style of a diverse group of writers, including Saul Bellow, Henry Roth, Sholom Aleichen, Isaac Babel, and S.Y. Agnon.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674282551
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
10/01/2013
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Murray Baumgarten is Professor of Comparative Literature, University of California, Santa Cruz.

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