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The Cambridge companion to Jewish American literature [electronic resource] / edited by Hana Wirth-Nesher, Michael P. Kramer.

Contributor(s): Wirth-Nesher, Hana, 1948- | Kramer, Michael P, 1952-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Cambridge collections online: Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2003Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 296 p.).ISBN: 0511063113 (electronic bk.); 9780511063114 (electronic bk.); 0511056788 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader); 9780511056789 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader); 0511071574; 9780511071577; 0521792932; 9780521792936; 0521796997 (pbk.); 9780521796996 (pbk.); 0511119135 (electronic bk.); 9780511119132 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): American literature -- Jewish authors -- History and criticism | Jews -- United States -- Intellectual life | Judaism and literature -- United States | Judaism in literature | Jews in literature | American literature -- Jewish authors | History and criticism | Jews -- Intellectual life -- United States | Litt�erature am�ericaine -- Auteurs juifs -- Histoire et critique | Juifs -- �Etats-Unis -- Vie intellectuelle | Juda�isme dans la litt�erature | Juifs dans la litt�erature | LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- General | Literatur | USA | Juden | Electronic booksGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Aufsatzsammlung. | Online-Publikation.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Cambridge companion to Jewish American literature.DDC classification: 810.9/8924 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Jewish American literatures in the making / Hana Wirth-Nesher, Michael P. Kramer -- Beginnings and ends: the origins of Jewish American literary history / Michael P. Kramer -- Imagining Judaism in America / Susannah Heschel -- Of crucibles and grandfathers: the East European immigrants / Priscilla Wald -- Coney Island, USA: America in the Yiddish literary imagination / David G. Roskies -- Hebrew literature in America / Alan Mintz -- Traces of the past: multilingual Jewish American writing / Hana Wirth-Nesher -- Accents of the future: Jewish American popular culture / Donald Weber -- Jewish American poetry / Maeera Y. Shreiber -- Jewish American writers on the left / Alan Wald -- Jewish American Renaissance / Ruth R. Wisse -- Holocaust and the Jewish American imagination / Emily Miller Budick -- Jewish American women writers and the race question / Susan Gubar -- On contemporary literary theory and Jewish American poetics / Shira Wolosky -- Identity matters: contemporary Jewish American writing / Tresa Grauer.
Summary: This book addresses a wide array of themes and approaches to the distinct yet multifaceted body of Jewish American literature. Essays cover writing from the 1700s to major contemporary writers such as Saul Bellow and Philip Roth. Topics covered include immigration and acculturation, Yiddish and Hebrew literature, and the Holocaust.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction: Jewish American literatures in the making / Hana Wirth-Nesher, Michael P. Kramer -- Beginnings and ends: the origins of Jewish American literary history / Michael P. Kramer -- Imagining Judaism in America / Susannah Heschel -- Of crucibles and grandfathers: the East European immigrants / Priscilla Wald -- Coney Island, USA: America in the Yiddish literary imagination / David G. Roskies -- Hebrew literature in America / Alan Mintz -- Traces of the past: multilingual Jewish American writing / Hana Wirth-Nesher -- Accents of the future: Jewish American popular culture / Donald Weber -- Jewish American poetry / Maeera Y. Shreiber -- Jewish American writers on the left / Alan Wald -- Jewish American Renaissance / Ruth R. Wisse -- Holocaust and the Jewish American imagination / Emily Miller Budick -- Jewish American women writers and the race question / Susan Gubar -- On contemporary literary theory and Jewish American poetics / Shira Wolosky -- Identity matters: contemporary Jewish American writing / Tresa Grauer.

This book addresses a wide array of themes and approaches to the distinct yet multifaceted body of Jewish American literature. Essays cover writing from the 1700s to major contemporary writers such as Saul Bellow and Philip Roth. Topics covered include immigration and acculturation, Yiddish and Hebrew literature, and the Holocaust.

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