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Modernism, feminism, and Jewishness

Author: Maren Tova Linett
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, ©2007.
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Explores the aesthetic and political roles performed by Jewish characters in women's fiction between the World Wars. Focusing mainly on British modernism, it argues that female authors enlist a multifaceted vision of Jewishness to help them shape fictions that are thematically daring and formally experimental. Maren Linett analyzes the meanings and motifs that Virginia Woolf, Jean Rhys, Sylvia Townsend Warner,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Maren Tova Linett
ISBN: 9780521880978 0521880971
OCLC Number: 154682308
Description: xi, 229 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Imagined Jews and the shape of feminist modernism; 1. 'Strip each statement of its money motive': Jews and the ideal of disinterested art in Warner, Rhys, and Woolf; 2. Transformations of supersessionism in Woolf and Richardson; 3. Adding bathrooms, fomenting revolutions: modernity and Jewishness in Woolf and Warner; 4. The race must go on: gender, Jewishness, and racial continuity in Richardson and Barnes; 5. The 'No time region': time, trauma, and Jewishness in Barnes and Rhys; 6. Metatextual Jewishness: shaping feminist modernism; Bibliography.
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