Rewriting the Jew : assimilation narratives in the Russian empire (Book, 2000) [WorldCat.org]
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Rewriting the Jew : assimilation narratives in the Russian empire

Author: Gabriella Safran
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2000.
Series: Contraversions (Stanford, Calif.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the Russian Empire of the 1870s and 1880s, while intellectuals and politicians furiously debated the "Jewish Question," more and more acculturating Jews, who dressed, spoke, and behaved like non-Jews, appeared in real life and in literature. This book examines stories about Jewish assimilation by four authors: Grigory Bogrov, a Russian Jew; Eliza Orzeszkowa, a Polish Catholic; and Nikolai Leskov and Anton
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gabriella Safran
ISBN: 0804738300 9780804738309
OCLC Number: 44468870
Language Note: Based on the doctoral dissertation: Narratives of Jewish acculturation in the Russian empire, 1998.
Notes: Based on the doctoral dissertation: Narratives of Jewish acculturation in the Russian empire, 1998.
Awards: Winner of National Jewish Book Award (Jewish Studies) 2000
Description: xvii, 269 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: An Unprecedented Type of Human Being / Grigory Bogrov --
The Nation and the Wide World / Eliza Orzeszkowa --
Jew as Text, Jew as Reader / Nikolai Leskov --
Mutable, Permutable, Approximate, and Relative / Anton Chekhov.
Series Title: Contraversions (Stanford, Calif.)
Responsibility: Gabriella Safran.
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In the Russian Empire of the 1870s and 1880s, while intellectuals and politicians debated the "Jewish Question," more and more acculturating Jews, who dressed, spoke, and behaved like non-Jews,  Read more...

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"Intelligently and creatively, Safran compares closely the work of the Jewish author, Grigory Bogrov; the Polish author, Eliza Orzeszkowa; and the Russian writers Nikolai Leskov and Anton Chekhov Read more...

 
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