Modern Jewish Women Writers in America

Modern Jewish Women Writers in America

by Evelyn Avery
     
 

After forty years of feminism, views of the traditional Jewish family, religion, and gender roles have changed. In the process a new literature has been created, new paradigms born, and many Jewish women writers have been reevaluated, reclaimed, and renamed, with their Jewish heritage often overlooked or misinterpreted. Modern Jewish Women Writers in America

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After forty years of feminism, views of the traditional Jewish family, religion, and gender roles have changed. In the process a new literature has been created, new paradigms born, and many Jewish women writers have been reevaluated, reclaimed, and renamed, with their Jewish heritage often overlooked or misinterpreted. Modern Jewish Women Writers in America includes groundbreaking essays and interviews with scholars and authors who reveal that despite pressures of assimilation, personal goals, and in some cases, anti-Semitism, they have never been able to divorce their lives or literature from being Jewish.

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"This beautifully written collection offers a welcome overview of Jewish women writers and their heritage."--Elaine B. Safer, Professor of English, University of Delaware

"The articles in this collection are superb and well situated with a splendid and original introduction by Avery. This is a strong contribution to the fields of Jewish Literature, Jewish American literature, women's studies and Jewish women's literature."--Dan Walden, Professor Emeritus of American Studies, English and Comp.Lit., Penn State University; Editor, Studies in American Jewish Literature

"The scholars assembled in this collection are all cogent, effective writers. It was a pleasure to read this volume since the contributors understand the direction that much of Jewish-American literature is taking--namely, to a deeper understanding of Jewish history, to Jewish languages (mainly Hebrew), to tradition in general, and to Jewish observance in particular."--Sanford Pinsker, Professor Emeritus of Humanities, Franklin and Marshall College

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403977991
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
05/28/2007
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.68(d)

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