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Culture front : representing Jews in Eastern Europe

Culture front : representing Jews in Eastern Europe

Author: Benjamin Nathans; Gabriella Safran
Publisher: Philadelphia, Pa. : University of Pennsylvania Press ; Bristol : University Presses Marketing [distributor], ©2008.
Series: Jewish culture and contexts.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"This volume brings together contributions by both historians and literary scholars to take readers on a journey across the cultural history of East European Jewry from the mid-seventeenth century to the present. The essays collected here explore how Jews and their Slavic neighbors produced and consumed imaginative representations of Jewish life in chronicles, plays, novels, poetry, memoirs, museums, and more." "The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Nathans; Gabriella Safran
ISBN: 9780812240559 0812240553
OCLC Number: 154800567
Description: viii, 323 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: A New Look at East European Jewish Culture / Benjamin Nathans, Gabriella Safran 1 --
Part I Violence and Civility --
1 Jewish Literary Responses to the Events of 1648-1649 and the Creation of a Polish-Jewish Consciousness / Adam Teller 17 --
2 "Civil Christians": Debates on the Reform of the Jews in Poland, 1789-1830 / Marcin Wodzinski 46 --
Part II Mirrors of Popular Culture --
3 The Botched Kiss and the Beginnings of the Yiddish Stage / Alyssa Quint 79 --
4 The Polish Popular Novel and Jewish Modernization at the End of the Nineteenth and Beginning of the Twentieth Centuries / Eugenia Prokop-Janiec 103 --
5 Cul-de-Sac: The "Inner Life of Jews" on the Fin-de-Siecle Polish Stage / Michael C. Steinlauf 119 --
Part III Politics and Aesthetics --
6 Yosef Haim Brenner, the "Half-Intelligentsia," and Russian-Jewish Politics, 1899-1908 / Jonathan Frankel 145 --
7 Recreating Jewish Identity in Haim Nahman Bialik's Poems: The Russian Context / Hamutal Bar-Yosef 176 --
8 Not The Dybbuk but Don Quixote: Translation, Deparochialization, and Nationalism in Jewish Culture, 1917-1919 / Kenneth B. Moss 196 --
9 Beyond the Purim-shpil: Reinventing the Scroll of Esther in Modern Yiddish Poems / Kathryn Hellerstein 241 --
Part IV Memory Projects --
10 Revealing and Concealing the Soviet Jewish Self: The Desk-Drawer Memoirs of Meir Viner / Marcus Moseley 269 --
11 The Shtetl Subjunctive: Yaffa Eliach's Living History Museum / Jeffrey Shandler 288.
Series Title: Jewish culture and contexts.
Responsibility: edited by Benjamin Nathans and Gabriella Safran.
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