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The Oxford book of Jewish stories

Author: Ilan Stavans
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An anthology of international Jewish fiction, featuring fifty stories by known and unknown writers. The story, The Zulu and the Zeide by Dan Jacobson is on the friendship in South Africa of a Jew and a black servant, while Family Ties by the Brazilian author Clarice Lispector is on Jewish identity.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Translations
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Oxford book of Jewish stories.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1998
(OCoLC)607133200
Online version:
Oxford book of Jewish stories.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1998
(OCoLC)608123967
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ilan Stavans
ISBN: 0195110196 9780195110197 9780965784498 0965784495
OCLC Number: 38856168
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiv, 493 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: Language and Tradition --
The Rabbi's son / Rabbi Nakhman of Bratzlav --
The calf / Sholem Jacob Abramovitsh --
If not higher ... / Isaac Leib Peretz --
A Yom Kippur scandal / Sholem Aleichem --
The mother / Italo Svevo --
Tug of love / Israel Zangwill --
The kiss / Lamed Shapiro --
America and I / Anzia Yezierska --
Holy land / Ludwig Lewisohn --
Before the law / Franz Kafka --
At night / David Bergelson --
The fool and the forest demon / Der Nister --
Camacho's wedding feast / Alberto Gerchunoff --
A whole loaf / Shmuel Yosef Agnon --
The street of crocodiles / Bruno Schulz --
The story of my dovecot / Isaac Babel --
The Spinoza of Market Street / Isaac Bashevis Singer --
The sacrifice of the prisoner / Elias Canetti --
Prophet in our midst: a story for Passover / A.M. Klein --
In dreams begin responsibilities / Delmore Schwartz --
Angel Levine / Bernard Malamud --
Looking for Mr. Green / Saul Bellow --
House at the sea / Natalia Ginzburg --
The hand that fed me / Isaac Rosenfeld --
The mirror maker / Primo Levi --
The key game / Ida Fink --
Midrash on happiness / Grace Paley --
Letter from his father / Nadine Gordimer --
Family ties / Clarice Lispector --
The shawl / Cynthia Ozick --
The true waiting / Elie Wiesel --
The Zulu and the Zeide / Dan Jacobson --
Criers and kibitzers, kibitzers and criers / Stanley Elkin --
Playing ball on Hampstead Heath / Mordecai Richler --
Bertha / Aharon Appelfeld --
The conversion of the Jews / Philip Roth --
Dogs and books / Danilo Kiš --
The Yatir Evening Express / A.B. Yehoshua --
In the name of His Name / Angelina Muñiz-Huberman --
The ballad of the false Messiah / Moacyr Scliar --
Nomad and viper / Amos Oz --
The conversion / Isaac Goldemberg --
Useful ceremonies / Francine Prose --
Lazar Malkin enters heaven / Steve Stern --
The legacy of Raizel Kaidish: a story / Rebecca Goldstein --
Postscript to a dead language / Melvin Jules Bukiet --
Bottles / Alcina Lubitch Domecq --
Elvis, Axl, and me / Janice Eidus --
Cherries in the icebox / David Grossman --
Three nightmares / Ilan Stavans --
Endless visibility / Jonathan Rosen --
The art biz / Allegra Goodman.
Other Titles: Book of Jewish stories
Jewish stories
Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by Ilan Stavans.
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Brings together over fifty Jewish writers from around the globe, weaving diverse viewpoints and verses into a portrait of Jewish literary tradition.  Read more...

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"impressive anthology" and "erudite introduction" and "this anthology is marked by a striking diversity of style, theme and influence" jewish Chronicle, 4 June 1999

 
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