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The modern Jewish canon : a journey through language and culture

Author: Ruth R Wisse
Publisher: New York : Free Press, ©2000.
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The author examines Jewish language and culture as seen through Jewish literature and looks at the characteristics which make a book "Jewish".
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wisse, Ruth R.
Modern Jewish canon.
New York : Free Press, c2000
(OCoLC)606385883
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth R Wisse
ISBN: 0684830752 9780684830759
OCLC Number: 43929939
Description: xviii, 395 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The comedy of endurance : Sholem Aleichem --
The logic of language and the trials of the Jews : Franz Kafka and Yosef Haim Brenner --
Literature of the Russian Revolution : from Isaac Babel to Vasily Grossman --
Between the wars : the Singer family of Warsaw --
A farewell to Poland : Jacob Glatstein and S.Y. Agnon --
Shoah, Jhurbn, Holocaust : testimonies in native and adopted tongues --
The Zionist fate in English hands : from George Eliot to A.M. Klein --
The immigrant phase : American Jewish fiction from 1900 to 1950 --
Writing beyond alienation : Saul Bellow, Cynthia Ozick, and Philip Roth --A chapter in the making : Israeli Literature.
Responsibility: Ruth R. Wisse.
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The first book to set forth the criteria for canonizing Jewish literature, "The Modern Jewish Canon" takes a chronological journey across the boundaries of language and culture, penetrating the  Read more...

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Roger Kimball Managing Editor, "The New Criterion" Ruth Wisse writes with authority and passion about a realm of literary endeavor that has been unfairly neglected. Readers owe her a great debt for Read more...

 
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