American Jewish Fiction: A JPS Guide (JPS Desk Reference)

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This new volume in the JPS Guides series is a fiction reader’s dream: a guide to 125 remarkable works of fiction. The selection includes a wide range of classic American Jewish novels and story collections, from 1867 to the present, selected by the author in consultation with a panel of literary scholars and book industry professionals. Roth, Mailer, Kellerman, Chabon, Ozick, Heller, and dozens of other celebrated writers are here, with their most notable works. Each entry includes a book summary, with historical context and background on the author. Suggestions for further reading point to other books that match readers’ interests and favorite writers. And the introduction is a fascinating exploration of the history of and important themes in American Jewish Fiction, illustrating how Jewish writing in the U.S. has been in constant dialogue with popular entertainment and intellectual life. Included in this guide are lists of book award winners; recommended anthologies; title, author, and subject indexes; and more.

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The JPS Guide series is a terrific group of ready-reference guides to topics of general Jewish interest. Other titles in the series include: The Jewish Bible; Jewish Traditions; Guide to Jewish Women; American Jewish History; Dictionary of Jewish Words.

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American Jewish Fiction A guide to great novels and short story collections This new volume in the acclaimed JPS Guide series is a fiction reader's dream: a comprehensive guide to 125 classic American Jewish novels and short story collections by such celebrated writers as Roth, Mailer, Kellerman, Chabon, Ozick, Heller, and many others, written from 1867 to the present. Each entry includes a cogent review of the book, with historical context and background on the author. Suggestions for further reading point to other books that match readers' interests and favorite writers.

The book features Lambert's fascinating overview of the history of and important themes in American Jewish fiction, illustrating how Jewish writing in the U.S. has been in constant dialogue with popular entertainment and intellectual life. Also included: lists of book award winners; recommended anthologies; title, author and subject indexes; and more.

"To read Josh Lambert's guide to American Jewish fiction is to... discover the lost continents of one of the richest literatures on any map. An immensely useful and inviting book." --Steve Stern, professor of English, Skidmore College

"Josh Lambert provides a treasure trove of American Jewish fiction in this guide ... This collection will hold an important place in any library and will serve as a wonderful volume for reading groups to share. --Riv-Ellen Prell, professor of American Studies, University of Minnesota

The highly acclaimed JPS Guide Series is a collection of concise reference books, each on a topic of interest within Jewish studies.

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