By Lewis Fried,Gene Brown,Jules Chametzky,Louis Harap,Lewis F. Fried
The identify might be a piece misleading, for this is often veritably greater than `handbook' may possibly point out. . . . Fried's anthology is a very advanced paintings, bringing jointly eighteen essays of more often than not uniform prime quality, and lots more and plenty of bibliographic assets to offer a accomplished evaluate. . . . Fried's booklet doesn't current the unique works themselves, yet really culls usually amazing essays at the prose, poetry, drama, and literary feedback produced through Jewish writers in the USA from the ultimate many years of the final century to the current. reports in American Jewish Literature
Focusing at the Jewish contribution to American writing, this consultant deals a finished view of Jewish identification and adventure in American society, including very important bibliographic details for the coed or researcher. In eighteen essays written via a unusual workforce of experts, it offers a wealth of truth, interpretation, and remark when it comes to American-Jewish literature, feedback, and different writing released because the 1880s.
In his advent, Fried reports the historical past of American-Jewish writing and the key social, ethical, and political issues that experience affected it. The essays that keep on with concentration totally on the literary tradition created via Eastern-European Jewish immigrants and their teenagers, as they formed and have been formed via their reports in the US. the 1st a number of chapters examine American-Jewish fiction from 1880 to the current. Drama and autobiographical works are also mentioned as are American-Yiddish poetry, feedback, and different writing. different chapters examine the impression of theology, Zionism, and the Holocaust on American-Jewish writers, in addition to the connection in their works to different literatures and foreign severe views. topics which are explored from a number of views contain the relevance of the diaspora to the American-Jewish literary mind's eye; the forging of a number of loyalties and reconciliation into an American-Jewish tradition; and the making of an American-Jewish identity.
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Handbook of American-Jewish Literature: An Analytical Guide to Topics, Themes, and Sources: An Analytical Guide to Topics, Themes and Sources by Lewis Fried,Gene Brown,Jules Chametzky,Louis Harap,Lewis F. Fried