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A house of words [electronic resource] : Jewish writing, identity and memory / Norman Ravvin.

By: Ravvin, Norman, 1963-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: McGill-Queen's studies in ethnic historySeries two: Publisher: Montreal [Que.] : McGill-Queen's University Press, c1997Description: 1 online resource (x, 191 p.) : ill.ISBN: 0773516654 (pbk.); 9780773516656 (pbk.); 0773516646 (bound); 9780773516649 (bound); 9780773566842 (electronic bk.); 0773566848 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): American fiction -- Jewish authors -- History and criticism | American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism | Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), in literature | Jews in literature | American fiction -- Jewish authors -- History and criticism | American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism | Roman canadien-anglais -- Auteurs juifs -- Histoire et critique | Roman canadien-anglais -- 20e si�ecle -- Histoire et critique | Roman am�ericain -- Auteurs juifs -- Histoire et critique | Roman am�ericain -- 20e si�ecle -- Histoire et critique -- P�eriodiques | Juifs dans la litt�erature | Holocauste, 1939-1945, dans la litt�erature | LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- General | Letterkunde | Amerikaans | Joden | Holocaust | Judeus | Literatura norte americana (historia e critica) | Roman | Aufsatzsammlung | USA | Juden | Kanada | Englisch | Geschichte 1937-1985Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: House of words.DDC classification: C813/.54098924 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction: this world and others -- pt. 1. What sort of home is the past? -- Forethought: building a house of words -- Eli Mandel's family architecture: building a house of words on the prairies -- Writing around the Holocaust: uncovering the ethical centre of Leonard Cohen's Beautiful losers -- Taking the victims' side: Mordecai Richler's response to the Holocaust in St. Urbain's horseman -- pt. 2. Strange presences -- Forethought: facing up to the past -- Strange presences on the family tree: the unacknowledged literary father in Philip Roth's The Prague orgy -- Philip Roth's literary ghost: rereading Anne Frank -- Ghost writing: Chava Rosenfarb's The tree of life.
pt. 3. Confronting apocalypse -- Forethought: on refusing to end -- Apocalypse stalled: the role of traditional archetype and symbol in Nathanael West's Miss Lonelyhearts and The day of the locust -- An end to endings: Saul Bellow's anti-apocalyptic novel -- pt. 4. The collaborator -- Forethought -- Warring with shadows: the Holocaust and the academy -- Conclusion: in search of a multicultural tradition.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [177]-187) and index.

Introduction: this world and others -- pt. 1. What sort of home is the past? -- Forethought: building a house of words -- Eli Mandel's family architecture: building a house of words on the prairies -- Writing around the Holocaust: uncovering the ethical centre of Leonard Cohen's Beautiful losers -- Taking the victims' side: Mordecai Richler's response to the Holocaust in St. Urbain's horseman -- pt. 2. Strange presences -- Forethought: facing up to the past -- Strange presences on the family tree: the unacknowledged literary father in Philip Roth's The Prague orgy -- Philip Roth's literary ghost: rereading Anne Frank -- Ghost writing: Chava Rosenfarb's The tree of life.

pt. 3. Confronting apocalypse -- Forethought: on refusing to end -- Apocalypse stalled: the role of traditional archetype and symbol in Nathanael West's Miss Lonelyhearts and The day of the locust -- An end to endings: Saul Bellow's anti-apocalyptic novel -- pt. 4. The collaborator -- Forethought -- Warring with shadows: the Holocaust and the academy -- Conclusion: in search of a multicultural tradition.

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