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Masterpieces of Jewish American literature

Author: Sanford Sternlicht
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2007.
Series: Greenwood introduces literary masterpieces.
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Jewish Americans have produced some of the most imaginative, provocative, and widely read literary works of the twentieth century. These works reflect the hopes and dreams of Jewish Americans, as well as their challenges and troubles. These works help students understand the cultural and historical events central to Jewish Americans in the twentieth century. This book gives students and general readers an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Literary collections
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sanford Sternlicht
ISBN: 9780313338571 0313338574
OCLC Number: 76183866
Description: viii, 135 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Backgrounds --
Jewish literary traditions --
Jewish life in America --
Modern Jewish American literature: a brief history --
Anti-semitism, the Holocaust, Zionism, and the State of Israel --
Abraham Cahan, The rise of David Levinsky (1917) --
Anzia Yezierska, Bread givers (1925) --
Michael Gold, Jews without money (1930) --
Henry Roth, Call it sleep (1934) --
Meyer Levin, The old bunch (1937) --
Saul Bellow, The adventures of Augie March (1953) --
Bernard Malamud, The assistant (1957) --
Chaim Potok, The chosen (1967) --
Philip Roth, Portnoy's complaint (1969) --
Cynthia Ozick, The messiah of Stockholm (1987).
Series Title: Greenwood introduces literary masterpieces.
Responsibility: Sanford Sternlicht.
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