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Inventing the Israelite : Jewish fiction in nineteenth-century France

Author: Maurice Samuels
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©2010.
Series: Stanford studies in Jewish history and culture.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text focuses on the works of literature produced from 1830 to 1870 by the first generation of Jews born as French citizens. The book asserts that these writers used fiction as a laboratory to experiment with new forms of Jewish identity relevant to the modern world.
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Samuels, Maurice.
Inventing the Israelite.
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2009023661
(OCoLC)396198104
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Maurice Samuels
ISBN: 9780804773423 0804773424 0804763844 9780804763844
OCLC Number: 613206301
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 323 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction : out of the archive --
Romantic exoticism : Eugénie Foa and the dilemmas of assimilation --
Between realism and idealism : Ben-Lévi and the reformist impulse --
A conservative renegade : Ben Baruch and neo-orthodoxy --
Village tales : Alexandre Weill and mosaic monotheism --
Ghetto fiction : Daniel Stauben, David Schornstein, and the uses of the Jewish past --
Conclusion : Proust's progenitors.
Series Title: Stanford studies in Jewish history and culture.
Responsibility: Maurice Samuels.

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