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Arguing the modern Jewish canon : essays on literature and culture in honor of Ruth R. Wisse

Author: Justin Daniel Cammy; Ruth R Wisse
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Center for Jewish Studies, Harvard University : Distributed by Harvard University Press, 2008.
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Ruth R Wisse is a scholar of Yiddish and Jewish literary studies and one of our public intellectuals on issues relating to Jewish society and culture. This book pays tribute to her with a collection  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Arguing the modern Jewish canon.
Cambridge, Mass. : Center for Jewish Studies, Harvard University : Distributed by Harvard University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)649051393
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Justin Daniel Cammy; Ruth R Wisse
ISBN: 9780674025851 0674025857
OCLC Number: 182621478
Description: ix, 721 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Writing Jewish / Hillel Halkin --
Knocking on heaven's gate : Hebrew literature and Wisse's canon / Alan Mintz --
Holocaust literature : foreshadowings and shadowings / David Aberbach --
Of Jews and canons : further thoughts / Ilan Stavans --
A Jewish artistic canon / Ezra Mendelsohn --
Judging The judgment of Shomer : Jewish literature versus Jewish reading / Justin Cammy --
The judgment of Shomer or the jury trial of all of Shomer's novels / Sholem Aleichem ; translated and annotated by Justin Cammy --
Daniel Deronda : "the Zionist fate in English hands" and the liberal betrayal of the Jews / Edward Alexander --
The pleasure of disregarding red lights : a reading of Sholem Aleichem's monologue "A Nisref" / Dan Miron --
The Hershele Maze : Isaac Babel and his ghost reader / Sasha Senderovich --
The open suitcases : Yankev Glatshteyn's Ven yash iz gekumen / Avraham Novershtern --
Seductions and disputations : pseudo-dialogues in the fiction of Isaac Bashevis Singer / Miriam Udel-Lambert --
Gimpel the Simple and on reading from right to left / David G. Roskies --
Isaac Bashevis Singer's short story "Androgynous" / Susanne Klingenstein --
Building bridges destined to fall : biological and literary paternity in Appelfeld's The ice mine / Philip Hollander --
Life/writing : Aharon Appelfeld's autobiographical work and the modern Jewish canon / Naomi B. Sokoloff --
Henry Roth, Hebrew, and the unspeakable / Hana Wirth-Nesher --
The modern hero as schlemiel : the Swede in Philip Roth's American pastoral / Michael Kimmage --
Innovation by translation : Yiddish and Hasidic Hebrew in literary history / Ken Frieden --
Creating Yiddish dialogue for the "first modern Yiddish comedy" / Marion Aptroot --
The smoke of civilization : the dialectic of enlightenment in Sh. Y. Abramovitsh's Di klyatshe / Marc Caplan --
Yiddish canon consciousness and the dionysiac spirit of music / Jed Wyrick --
Joyce's Yiddish : modernism, translation, and the Jews / Rachel Rubinstein --
The transmission of poetic anger : an unexploded shell in the Jewish canon / Janet Hadda --
Guilt, mourning, idol worship, and golem writing : the symptoms of a Jewish literary canon / Emily Miller Budick --
What's so funny about the Yiddish theater? : comedy and the origins of Yiddish drama / Jeremy Dauber --
Naked truths : Avraham Goldfaden's The fanatic or the two kuni-lemls / Alyssa Quint --
Memory as metaphor : Meir Wiener's novel Kolev ashkenazi as critique of the Jewish historical imagination / Mikhail Krutikov --
Shmuel Nadler's Besht-Simfonye : at the limits of orthodox literature / Beatrice Lang Caplan --
Chava Rosenfarb and The tree of life / Goldie Morgentaler --
Fiddles on willow trees : the missing Polish link in the Jewish canon / Monika Adamczyk-Garbowska --
The Kvetcher in the rye : J.D. Salinger and challenges to the modern Jewish canon / Leah garrett --
Israeli identity in a post-Zionist age / Yaron Peleg --
Bellow's canon / Jonathan Rosen --
The Eicha problem / Dara Horn --
The great explainer / Cynthia Ozick.
Responsibility: edited by Justin Cammy [and others].
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