ISBN-10:
0820408115
ISBN-13:
9780820408118
Pub. Date:
01/01/1989
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Assimilation and Assertion: The Response to the Holocaust in Mordecai Richler's Writing / Edition 1

Assimilation and Assertion: The Response to the Holocaust in Mordecai Richler's Writing / Edition 1

by Rachel Feldhay Brenner

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Overview

The book explores the consciousness of the Holocaust in Canadian Jewish literature. Drawing upon Mordecai Richler's work, it examines the predicament of the North American Jew responding to the national catastrophe he did not experience directly. Richler's writing demonstrates Jewish powerlessness intensified through the direct experience of anti-Semitism in Canada in the 1930s and the 1940s and the loss of faith in humanist liberal values emerging from the consciousness of the European tragedy. The study focuses on the literary representations of the post-Holocaust Jewish identity crisis manifested in ideological and emotional vacillations between assimilation and self-assertion.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780820408118
Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/01/1989
Series: American University Studies Series: Series 19: General Literature , #19
Pages: 219
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Content: The response to the Holocaust in Canadian Jewish literature. Mordecai Richler's view of the break-up of the liberal humanist ideal. Vacillations of the North American Jew between self-assertion and assimilation.

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