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People of the book : thirty scholars reflect on their Jewish identity

Author: Jeffrey Rubin-Dorsky; Shelley Fisher Fishkin
Publisher: Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, ©1996.
Series: Wisconsin studies in American autobiography.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this work Jewish-American scholars share their reflections on the interconnectedness of identities and ideas. They examine how their Jewishness has shaped and influenced their intellectual  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
People of the book.
Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, ©1996
(OCoLC)604397998
Online version:
People of the book.
Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, ©1996
(OCoLC)608347237
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey Rubin-Dorsky; Shelley Fisher Fishkin
ISBN: 0299150100 9780299150105 0299150143 9780299150143
OCLC Number: 33276546
Description: x, 507 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: I. INTRODUCTION --
Reconfiguring Jewish Identity in the Academy / Jeffrey Rubin-Dorsky and Shelley Fisher Fishkin --
II. TRANSFORMATIONS --
Eating the Bread of Affliction: Judaism and Feminist Criticism / Susan Gubar --
Strange Identities and Jewish Politics / Paul Lauter --
Changing the Story / Shelley Fisher Fishkin Back to the Garden: Reading the Bible as a Feminist / Alicia Ostriker --
Apologetics and Negative Apologetics;Or Dialogues of a Jewish Slavist / Gary Saul Morson --
Terrifying Tales of Jewish Womanhood / Riv-Ellen Prell --
III. NEGOTIATIONS Visiting Bubbe and Zeyde: How I Learned about American Pluralism before Writing about It / David A. Gerber --
Circumscriptions: Assimilating T. S. Eliot's Sweeneys / Rachel Blau DuPlessis --
Hadassah Arms / Nancy K. Miller --
The Soul of Identity: Jews and Blacks / Laurence Mordekhai Thomas --
Stranger in Paradise: Encounters with American Jews / Susanne Klingenstein The Challenge of Conflicting Communities: To Be Lesbian and Jewish and a Literary Critic / Bonnie Zimmerman --
Exodus, Discovery, and Coming Home to the Promised Land / Emily Miller Budick --
Once More on the Subject of Dostoevsky and the Jews / Michael R. Katz --
Yom Kippurs at Yum Luk: Reflections on Eating, Ethnicity, and Identity / Doris Friedensohn --
IV. EXPLORATIONS --
The Story of Ruth, the Anthropologist / Ruth Behar --
The Pastry Shop and the Angel of Death: What's Jewish in Art History / Eunice Lipton The "Jew'' as "Postmodern": A Personal Report / Raphael Sassower --
Perceptions of "Otherness": Isaac de Pinto, Voltaire, and a Personal Interpretation of Jewish Experience / Oliver W. Holmes --
Historians and the Holocaust / Allan M. Winkler --
Using Proust's Jews to Shape an Identity / Seth L. Wolitz --
"Juifemme" Elaine Marks --
Between Texts: From Assimilationist Novel to Resistance Narrative / Herbert Lindenberger Word-landslayt : Gertrude Stein, Allen Ginsberg,Lenny Bruce Maria Damon --
Cheder as Chaos and Chazon: The Example of Call It Sleep Joel Porte Shoah as Shivah / Michael S. Roth --
"The Master of Turning'': Walter Benjamin, Gershom Scholem, Harold Bloom, and the Writing of a Jewish Life / Norman Finkelstein --
Cynthia Ozick's Paradoxical Wisdom / Marilyn Yalom --
"Crazy, of Course": Spiritual Romanticism and the Redeeming of Female Spirituality in Contemporary Jewish-American --
Women's Fiction / Miriyam Glazer --
Perversion or Perversity? Woody and Me / Jeffrey Rubin-Dorsky
Series Title: Wisconsin studies in American autobiography.
Responsibility: edited by Jeffrey Rubin-Dorsky and Shelley Fisher Fishkin.

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