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Exiles on main street : Jewish American writers and American literary culture

Author: Julian Levinson
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2008.
Series: Jewish literature and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"How have Jews reshaped their identities as Jews in the face of the radical newness called America? Julian Levinson explores the ways in which exposure to American literary culture - in particular the visionary tradition identified with Ralph Waldo Emerson and Walt Whitman - led American Jewish writers to a new understanding of themselves as Jews."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Levinson, Julian.
Exiles on main street.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)929591139
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Julian Levinson
ISBN: 9780253350817 0253350816 9786611785666 6611785663 0253000289 9780253000286
OCLC Number: 177008796
Awards: Jewish Book Council, National Jewish Book Awards, 2008.
Description: x, 239 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Breathing free in the New World : transcendentalism and the Jewish soul --
Battling the nativists : mystics, prophets, and rebels in interwar America --
Yiddish interlude --
"Orating in New Yorkese" : the languages of Jewishness in postwar America.
Series Title: Jewish literature and culture.
Responsibility: Julian Levinson.
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