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Sephardism : Spanish Jewish history and the modern literary imagination

Author: Yael Halevi-Wise
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2012.
Series: Stanford studies in Jewish history and culture.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
"In this book, Sephardism is defined not as an expression of Sephardic identity but as a politicized literary metaphor"--Provided by publisher.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Yael Halevi-Wise
ISBN: 9780804781718 0804781710
OCLC Number: 775872750
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 360 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction: through the prism of Sepharad: modern nationalism, literary history, and the impact of the Sephardic experience / Yael Halevi-Wise --
The myth of Sephardic supremacy in nineteenth-century Germany / Ismar Schorsch --
Writing Spanish history in nineteenth-century Britain: the Inquisition and "the secret race" / Michael Ragussis --
"Rachel, ou l'Auto-da-fé": representations of Jews and the Inquisition in the French grand opera La juive (1835) / Diana R. Hallman --
The strange career of the Abarbanels from Heine to the Holocaust / Jonathan Skolnik --
Sephardim and neo-Sephardim in Latin American literature / Edna Aizenberg --
The life and times of the picaro-converso from Spain to Latin America / Yael Halevi-Wise --
Facing Sepharad, facing Israel and Spain: Yehuda Burla and Antonio Gala's Janus profiles of national reconstitution / Stacy N. Beckwith --
Sephardic identity and its discontents: the novels of A.B. Yehoshua / Bernard Horn --
"Le juif espagnol": the idea of Sepharad among colonial and postcolonial Francophone Jewish writers / Judith Roumani --
Sephardism in Latina literature / Dalia Kandiyoti --
Sir Salman Rushdie sails for India and rediscovers Spain: postmodern constructions of Sepharad / Efraim Sicher --
Postscript: Rebecca Goldstein's Spinoza / Yael Halevi-Wise.
Series Title: Stanford studies in Jewish history and culture.
Responsibility: ed. by Yael Halevi-Wise.


Arguing that the Sephardic experience played a much more vital role in the development of modern nationalism and literary history than has been generally acknowledged, this book demonstrates how  Read more...


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