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New Essays on Call It Sleep
     

New Essays on Call It Sleep

by Hana Wirth-Nesher (Editor), Emory Elliot (Editor)
 

Henry Roth's Call it Sleep, praised when it first appeared in the 1930s, neglected for decades, and reissued to wide acclaim in the 1960s, has been finally hailed as the finest Jewish-American novel of the first half of the century and one of the richest modernist novels to appear in America. The introduction and essays locate the novel in its cultural context and

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Henry Roth's Call it Sleep, praised when it first appeared in the 1930s, neglected for decades, and reissued to wide acclaim in the 1960s, has been finally hailed as the finest Jewish-American novel of the first half of the century and one of the richest modernist novels to appear in America. The introduction and essays locate the novel in its cultural context and in terms of contemporary debates about ethnic literature, minority writing, modernism and canonization. Thus the volume sets out to consider Roth's hybrid status—as an American writer, a Jewish writer, and a European modernist.

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"...in original and exciting ways push into new territory. It is to be read carefully and treasured." Jules Chametzky, Shofar

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ISBN-13:
9780521450324
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2011
Series:
American Novel Series
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

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