Analyzing a wide variety of fiction from authors like Meyer Levin, Leon Uris and Tova Reich, Furman explores the evolving relationship between the Israeli and the American Jew. 223 pp. Less than a .25" slit cut to front cover fore edge, otherwise fine. Clean, tight, bright. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Analyzing a wide array of Jewish-American fiction on Israel, Andrew Furman explores the evolving relationship between the Israeli and American Jew. He devotes individual chapters to eight Jewish-American writers who have "imagined" Israel substantially in one or more of their works. In doing so, he gauges the impact of the Jewish state in forging the identity of the American Jewish community and the vision of the Jewish-American writer.
Furman devotes individual chapters to Meyer Levin, Leon Uris, Saul Bellow, Hugh Nissenson, Chaim Potok, Philip Roth, Anne Roiphe, and Tova Reich. To chart the evolution of the Jewish-American relationship with Israel from pre-statehood until the present, he considers works from 1928 to 1995, examining them in their historical and political contexts. The writers Furman examines address the central issues which have linked and divided the American and Israeli Jewish communities: the role of Israel as both safe haven and spiritual core for Jews everywhere pitted against its secularism, militarism, and entrenched sexism.
About the Author:
Andrew Furman is Assistant Professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Florida Atlantic University.
Title: ISRAEL THROUGH THE JEWISH-AMERICAN ...
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication Date: 1997
Book Condition: Fine
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