Writer Uprooted: Contemporary Jewish Exile Literature

Writer Uprooted: Contemporary Jewish Exile Literature

by Alvin H. Rosenfeld
     
 

The Writer Uprooted is the first book to examine the emergence of a new generation of Jewish immigrant authors in America, most of whom grew up in formerly communist countries. In essays that are both personal and scholarly, the contributors to this collection chronicle and clarify issues of personal and cultural dislocation and loss, but also affirm the possibilities… See more details below

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The Writer Uprooted is the first book to examine the emergence of a new generation of Jewish immigrant authors in America, most of whom grew up in formerly communist countries. In essays that are both personal and scholarly, the contributors to this collection chronicle and clarify issues of personal and cultural dislocation and loss, but also affirm the possibilities of reorientation and renewal. Writers, poets, translators, and critics describe how they have coped creatively with the trials of displacement and the challenges and opportunities of resettlement in a new land and, for some, authorship in a new language.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253219817
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2008
Series:
Jewish Literature and Culture Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Alvin H. Rosenfeld Rosenfeld, Alvin H.

Nomadic Language Norman Manea Manea, Norman 1

On Norman Manea's The Hooligan's Return Matei Calinescu Calinescu, Matei 27

Writing about Uprootedness Henryk Grynberg Grynberg, Henryk 51

Exile as Life after Death in the Writings of Henryk Grynberg and Norman Manea Katarzyna Jerzak Jerzak, Katarzyna 75

The Writer as Tour Guide Lara Vapnyar Vapnyar, Lara 92

Questions of Identity: The New World of the Immigrant Writer Morris Dickstein Dickstein, Morris 110

A Displaced Scholar's Tale: The Jewish Factor Geoffrey Hartman Hartman, Geoffrey 133

Exile: Inside and Out Bronislava Volkova Volkova, Bronislava 161

From Country to Country: My Search for Home Zsuzsanna Ozsvath Ozsvath, Zsuzsanna 177

Finding a Virtual Home for Yiddish Poetry in Southern Indiana Dov-Ber Kerler Kerler, Dov-Ber 216

Afterword Eva Hoffman Hoffman, Eva 234

List of Contributors 247

Index 251

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