The Cambridge Companion to Jewish American Literature by Hana Wirth-Nesher,Michael P. Kramer

By Hana Wirth-Nesher,Michael P. Kramer

For greater than 200 years, Jews have performed very important roles within the improvement of yankee literature. The Cambridge significant other to Jewish American Literature addresses a wide range of topics and methods to the exact but multifaceted physique of Jewish American literature. Essays research writing from the 1700s to significant modern writers akin to Saul Bellow and Philip Roth. subject matters lined comprise literary background, immigration and acculturation, Yiddish and Hebrew literature, pop culture, girls writers, literary thought and poetics, multilingualism, the Holocaust, and modern fiction. This choice of especially commissioned essays through top figures discusses Jewish American literature on the subject of ethnicity, faith, politics, race, gender, ideology, historical past, and ethics, and areas it within the contexts of either Jewish and American writing. With its chronology and publications to additional studying, this quantity will end up priceless to students and scholars alike.

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