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Jewish pasts, German fictions : history, memory, and minority culture in Germany, 1824-1955

Author: Jonathan Skolnik
Publisher: Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2014] ©2014
Series: Stanford studies in Jewish history and culture.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Jewish Pasts, German Fictions is the first comprehensive study of how German-Jewish writers used images from the Spanish-Jewish past to define their place in German culture and society. Jonathan Skolnik argues that Jewish historical fiction was a form of cultural memory that functioned as a parallel to the modern, demythologizing project of secular Jewish history writing. What did it imply for a minority to imagine  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Skolnik, Jonathan, 1967- author.
Jewish pasts, German fictions
(DLC) 2013042647
(OCoLC)864676607
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Skolnik
ISBN: 9780804790598 0804790590
OCLC Number: 877363447
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction : Jewish cultural memory and the German historical novel --
Jewish history under the sign of secularization : Berthold Auerbach's Spinoza (1837) --
"Who learns history from Heine?" : Wissenschaft des Judentums and Heinrich Heine's Der Rabbi von Bacherach (1840) --
Minority culture in the age of the nation : Jewish historical fiction in nineteenth-century Germany --
German modernism and Jewish memory : Else Lasker-Schüler's Der Wunderrabbiner von Barcelona (1921) --
"Where books are burned" : Jewish memories of inquisition and expulsion in Nazi Germany and in exile --
Epilogue : post-Holocaust echoes.
Series Title: Stanford studies in Jewish history and culture.
Responsibility: Jonathan Skolnik.

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