What happened to Abraham? : reinventing the covenant in American Jewish fiction (Book, 2005) [WorldCat.org]
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What happened to Abraham? : reinventing the covenant in American Jewish fiction

Author: Victoria Aarons
Publisher: Newark : University of Delaware Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"What Happened to Abraham? Reinventing the Covenant in American Jewish Fiction examines the ways in which contemporary American Jewish writers reinvent and reconfigure stories of the Hebraic covenant as a way of conceiving, negotiating, and redefining Jewish identity in America. In attempting to locate a place for Jewish identity at the end of the twentieth century and the beginning of the twenty-first, American  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Aarons, Victoria.
What happened to Abraham?
Newark : University of Delaware Press, ©2005
(OCoLC)607588231
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Victoria Aarons
ISBN: 0874139015 9780874139013
OCLC Number: 55948124
Description: 181 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The return of the covenant, or, Whose law is it, anyway? --
Biblical revisions and interruptions : Bernard Malamud's renaming of law and covenant --
Is it "good-for-the-Jews or no-good-for-the-Jews"? : Philip Roth's registry of Jewish consciousness --
Ancient acts of love and betrayal : Ethan Canin's "Batorsag and Szerelem" --
The orthodoxy unbound, or Moses in suburbia : Allegra Goodman's The family Markowitz --
The legacy of the disinherited : Thane Rosenbaum's Holocaust fiction.
Responsibility: Victoria Aarons.
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This work examines the ways in which contemporary American Jewish writers reinvent and reconfigure stories of the Hebraic covenant as a way of conceiving, negotiating, and redefining Jewish identity  Read more...

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