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Studies in Contemporary Jewry: XII: Literary Strategies: Jewish Texts and Contexts
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Studies in Contemporary Jewry: XII: Literary Strategies: Jewish Texts and Contexts

Ezra Mendelsohn

Abstract

This volume collects chapters on Jewish literature which deal with “the manifold ways that literary texts reveal their authors' attitudes toward their own Jewish identity and toward diverse aspects of the “Jewish question.”” Chapters in this volume explore the tension between Israeli and Diaspora identities, and between those who write in Hebrew or Yiddish and those who write in other “non-Jewish” languages. The chapters also explore the question of how Jewish writers remember history in their “search for a useable past.” From chapters on Jabotinsky's virtually unknown plays to Philip Roth's n ... More

Keywords: Jewish literature, Jewish identity, Jewish question, Diaspora, Hebrew, Yiddish, Jewish writers, Philip Roth, Jabotinsky

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1997 Print ISBN-13: 9780195112030
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112030.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ezra Mendelsohn, editor
Hebrew University of Jerusalem

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Symposium Literary Strategies: Jewish Texts and Contexts

Dramatic History: Reflections on a Biblical Play by Ludwig Robert

Liliane Weissberg (UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA)

Jabotinsky as Playwright: New Texts, New Subtexts

Michael Stanislawski (COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY)

The Frankist Novels of Isaac Bashevis Singer

Chone Shmeruk (THEH EBREWU NIVERSITY)

The Grapes of Roth: “Diasporism” Between Portnoy and Shy lock

Sidra Dekoven Ezrahi (THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY)

Essays

Autonomy and Its Discontents: The Austrian Jewish Congress Movement, 1917–1918

David Rechter (OXFORD CENTRE FOR HEBREW AND JEWISH STUDIES)

Jabotinsky's Use of National Myths in Political Struggles

Joseph Heller (THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY)

Pageants of Sorrow, Celebration and Protest: The Public Culture of American Jews

ArthurAryehGoren (COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY—THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY)

Review Essays

Book Reviews