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"Something dreadful and grand" : American literature and the Irish-Jewish unconscious

Author: Stephen Watt
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [2015]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study traces the often uncanny relationships between Irish- and Jewish-Americans, arguing for the centrality of these diasporic groups to the development of American popular music, fiction, and especially drama. The book reads such cultural forms as tenement fiction, Tin Pan Alley music, and melodrama as part of a larger 'circum-North Atlantic' world in which texts and performers from Ireland, Europe, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Watt, Stephen, 1951-
"Something dreadful and grand"
(DLC) 2014040771
(OCoLC)897510005
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Watt
ISBN: 9780190227968 0190227966 9780190227975 0190227974
OCLC Number: 905969559
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents: Introduction: Performing the Irish Jewish unconscious --
The cultural work of Irish- and Jewish-American melodrama --
Allosemitism and the performative uncanny: Leah and Shylock, Svengali and The Count of Monte Cristo --
The Jewish-Irish modern American drama --
The new wandering rocks.
Other Titles: American literature and the Irish-Jewish unconscious
Responsibility: Stephen Watt.

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This book traces the often uncanny relationships between Irish- and Jewish-America, arguing for the centrality of these two diasporic groups to the development of American popular music, fiction, and  Read more...

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This book does more than track the significance of Irish and Jewish themes and characters on the American stage * M. Alison Kibler, MELUS *

 
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