Jewish Aspects in Avant-Garde: Between Rebellion and Revelation

Jewish Aspects in Avant-Garde: Between Rebellion and Revelation


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ISBN-13: 9783110336924
Publisher: De Gruyter
Publication date: 07/24/2017
Series: Perspectives on Jewish Texts and Contexts Series , #5
Pages: 284
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Mark H. Gelber, Ben Gurion University, Israel; Sami Sjöberg, University of Helsinki, Finland.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vii

Introduction Sami Sjöberg Mark H. Gelber 1

The Avant-Garde and Jewish Traditions

Dada Judaisms: The Avant-Garde in First World War Zurich Alfred Bodenheimer 23

Jews and the Avant-Garde: The Case of Romania Radu Stern 35

Towards an Ahistorical Jewishness: The Idea of Jewish Essence in the German-Jewish Avant-Garde Sami Sjöberg 53

Community Building and Cultural Conflicts

Carl Einstein, Jewishness, and the Communities of the European Avant-Garde Andreas Kramer 71

Challenging the Literary Community: The Warsaw Yiddish Avant-Garde and Khalyastre Laëtitia Tordjman 85

Modern Jewish Sculptors and the Cultural Policy of the USSR in the 1920s-1930s Maria Silin 101

Self-Representation and Anti-Semitism

Frontlère humaine: Race, Nation, and the Shape of Representation in Claude Cahun Zoë Roth 119

Arnold Schoenberg's Jewish Veil: The Workings of Anti-Semitic Rhetoric in Die glückliche Hand, Op. 18 (1913) Alana Sobelman 141

Messianism, Syncretism, and Vanguard Philosophy

Saints and Tsadikim - The Religious Syncretism of Jewish Expressionism Malgorzata Stolarska-Fronia 161

Between Ecstasy and Lament: Revelationism and Messianism in Epstein and Godard Tom Paulus 193

The Mad Book: Der Nister as Unreliable Author in From my Estate (1929) Raphael Koenig 207

The Role of Judaism in Benjamin Fondane's Existential Philosophy Olivier Salazar-Ferrer 227

Jews in the Avant-Garde: A Historical Perspective

The Avant-Garde and the Jews Steven E. Aschheim 253

Notes on Contributors 275

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