The Cambridge Companion to Jewish American Literature

The Cambridge Companion to Jewish American Literature

by Hana Wirth-Nesher
     
 

The Cambridge Companion to Jewish American Literature discusses Jewish American literature in relation to ethnicity, religion, politics, and race.See more details below

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The Cambridge Companion to Jewish American Literature discusses Jewish American literature in relation to ethnicity, religion, politics, and race.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521792936
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/01/2003
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Literature Series
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(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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