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Very Short Introductions

Jewish Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Ilan Stavans

Jewish Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Very Short Introductions

Jewish Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Very Short Introductions: Jewish Literature: A Very Short Introduction

 

The story of Jewish literature spans the globe as well as the centuries. It includes groups as diverse as the marrano poets and memorialists in medieval Spain, the Yiddish writings of Eastern Europe, the narratives of Jewish immigrants to the United States, the accounts of horror during the Holocaust, the work of Israeli authors since the creation of the Jewish state in 1948, and Jewish works in Brazil, Bulgaria, Argentina, and South Africa at the end of the twentieth century.


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Beschrijving Very Short Introductions: Jewish Literature: A Very Short Introduction

The story of Jewish literature is a kaleidoscopic one, multilingual and transnational in character, spanning the globe as well as the centuries.

In this broad, thought-provoking introduction to Jewish literature from 1492 to the present, cultural historian Ilan Stavans focuses on its multilingual and transnational nature. Stavans presents a wide range of traditions within Jewish literature and the variety of writers who made those traditions possible. Represented are writers as dissimilar as Luis de Carvajal the Younger, Franz Kafka, Bruno Schulz, Isaac Babel, Anzia Yezierska, Elias Canetti, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Irving Howe, Clarice
Lispector, Susan Sontag, Philip Roth, Grace Paley, Amos Oz, Moacyr Scliar, and David Grossman.

The story of Jewish literature spans the globe as well as the centuries, from the marrano poets and memorialists of medieval Spain, to the sprawling Yiddish writing in Ashkenaz (the "Pale of Settlement' in Eastern Europe), to the probing narratives of Jewish immigrants to the United States and other parts of the New World. It also examines the accounts of horror during the Holocaust, the work of Israeli authors since the creation of the Jewish State in 1948, and the "ingathering" of Jewish
works in Brazil, Bulgaria, Argentina, and South Africa at the end of the twentieth century. This kaleidoscopic introduction to Jewish literature presents its subject matter as constantly changing and adapting.


ISBN
9780190076979
Pagina's
144
Verschenen
Serie
Very Short Introductions
NUR
300
Druk
1
Uitvoering
Paperback / softback
Taal
Engels
Uitgever
OUP USA

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