Strangers At Home

Strangers At Home

by Lynn M. Gunzberg
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520078403

ISBN-13: 9780520078406

Pub. Date: 12/01/1992

Publisher: University of California Press


Using popular literature as a window on Italian society and its values, Lynn Gunzberg explores the representation of Jews in novels and poetry written by non-Jews from the beginning of the Risorgimento in the early 1800s to the enactment of the Fascist racial laws in 1938. She shows how the literature of that period contradicts the popular belief that…  See more details below

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Using popular literature as a window on Italian society and its values, Lynn Gunzberg explores the representation of Jews in novels and poetry written by non-Jews from the beginning of the Risorgimento in the early 1800s to the enactment of the Fascist racial laws in 1938. She shows how the literature of that period contradicts the popular belief that anti-Semitism simply did not exist in Italy until late in the Fascist period.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520078406
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
12/01/1992
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
0.81(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1Jewish Emancipation16
The Ghetto18
Enlightenment24
Napoleonic Interludes34
Emancipation40
Deliverance51
2Altar and Throne: Bresciani's Jew of Verona57
3Belli's Roman Jews90
Tradition91
G. G. Belli100
The Sonetti Romaneschi110
4The Wolf at the Door163
Patriot and Jew168
Mysteries of the Ghetto184
A Ghetto Orphan198
5Strangers at Home219
Introduction219
Ideologies227
Fascism's Fiction246
Conclusion279
Index285

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