Amy Levy: Critical Essays

Amy Levy: Critical Essays


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ISBN-13: 9780821419069
Publisher: Ohio University Press
Publication date: 05/15/2010
Pages: 241
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Naomi Hetherington teaches nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature at Birkbeck College, University of London.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Contributors ix

Introduction Naomi Hetherington Nadia Valman 1

1 "We Are Photographers, Not Mountebanks!": Spectacle, Commercial Space, and the New Public Woman Elizabeth F. Evans 25

2 Why Wasn't Amy Levy More of a Socialist? Levy, Clementina Black, and Liza of Lambeth Emma Francis 47

3 Between Two Stools: Exclusion and Unfitness in Amy Levy's Short Stories Gail Cunningham 70

4 Amy Levy and the Literary Representation of the Jewess Nadia Valman 90

5 "Such Are Not Woman's Thoughts": Amy Levy's "Xantippe" and "Medea" T. D. Olverson 110

6 "Mongrel Words": Amy Levy's Jewish Vulgarity Susan David Bernstein 135

7 Passing in the City: The Liminal Spaces of Amy Levy's Late Work Alex Goody 157

8 "A Jewish Robert Elsmere"? Amy Levy, Israel Zangwill, and the Postemancipation Jewish Novel Naomi Hetherington 180

9 Verse or Vitality? Biological Economies and the New Woman Poet Lyssa Randolph 198

Afterword Meri-Jane Rochelson 221

Selected Bibliography 227

Index 237

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