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Contemporary Jewish American Writers and the Multicultural Dilemma The Return of the Exiled Judaic Traditions in Literature, Music, and Art

Andrew Furman

Published by Syracuse Univ Pr (Sd)
ISBN 10: 0815628439 / ISBN 13: 9780815628439
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Title: Contemporary Jewish American Writers and the...

Publisher: Syracuse Univ Pr (Sd)

Binding: Hardcover

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Hardcover. 214 pages. Dimensions: 9.3in. x 6.3in. x 0.7in.Furman explores the ambivalent relationship between multiculturalists and contemporary Jewish American literature and advocates a more inclusive and intellectually valid form than is currently practiced. He also offers a historical overview of Jewish American fiction to situate the contemporary writers in the continuum of Jewish American literary history. Engaging and accessible, Furmans work -- the most comprehensive book of its kind -- invokes the current themes and concerns of this generation: the viability of adopting an Orthodox or Hasidic life amid a secular America, a renewed interest in the vibrant Yiddish world of pre-Holocaust Europe, Israel, Jewish Feminism, and the Holocaust as perceived by the children of survivors. These themes have replaced the those of alienation and marginality, which have preoccupied the novelists of the golden age of Jewish American writing. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9780815628439

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Synopsis: Furman explores the ambivalent relationship between multiculturalists and contemporary Jewish American literature and advocates a more inclusive and intellectually valid form than is currently practiced. He also offers a historical overview of Jewish American fiction to situate the contemporary writers in the continuum of Jewish American literary history.

Engaging and accessible, Furman's work -- the most comprehensive book of its kind -- invokes the current themes and concerns of this generation: the viability of adopting an Orthodox or Hasidic life amid a secular America, a renewed interest in the vibrant Yiddish world of pre-Holocaust Europe, Israel, Jewish Feminism, and the Holocaust as perceived by the children of survivors. These themes have replaced the those of alienation and marginality, which have preoccupied the novelists of the golden age of Jewish American writing.

Product Description: Exploring the ambivalent relationship between multiculturalists and contemporary Jewish American literature, this text advocates a more inclusive and intellectually valid form than is currently practiced. It includes an historical overview of Jewish American fiction.

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