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The Jew in the Text: Modernity and the Construction of Identity.

Nochlin, Linda & Garb, Tamar, edited and introduced by.

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ISBN 10: 0500016674 / ISBN 13: 9780500016671
Published by Thames and Hudson, London, 1995
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Octavo in dust jacket, 335 pp., b/w photos, notes, notes on the contributors, index Articles are, "Starting with the Self: Jewish Identity and Its Representation," Linda Nochlin, "Modernity, Identity, Textuality," Tamar Garb, "Neither Black Nor White: THe Figure of 'the Jew' in Imperial British Literature," Bryan Cheyette, "Charles Dickens' 'Oliver Twist:' Fagin as a Sign," Juliet Stein, "Toulouse-Lautrec's Illustrations for Victor Joze and Georges Clemenceau and their Relationship to french Anti-Semitism of the 1890's," Gale B. Murray, "Joh Singer Sargent's Portraits of the Wetheimer family," Kathleen Adler, "Salome, Syphilis, Sarah Bernhardt, and the Modern Jewess," Sander L. Gilman, "When Is a Jewish Star Just a Star? Interpreting Images of Sarah Bernhardt," Carlo Ockman, "Marcel Proust: In Search of Identity," Julia Kristeva, "From Fin de Siecle to Vichy: The Cultural Hygienics of Camille (Faust) Mauclair," Romy Golan, "Vampires, Viruses, and Lucien Rebatet: Anti-Semitic Art Criticism During Vichy," Michele C. Cone, "El Lissitzky's 'Interchange Stations': The Letter and the Spirit," Judith Glatzer Wechsler, "The Jew in Sartre's 'Reflexions sur la question juive.' An Excercise in Historical Reading," Susan Rubin Suleiman, "I.AM.A": Addressing the Jewish Question in Joyce's 'Ulysses,'" Steven Connor, "Assimilation, Entertainment, and the Hollywood Solution," Claire Pajaczkowska and Barry Curtis, "'A Little Child Shall Lead Them': The Jewish Family Romance," Marshall Berman, "Parvenu or Palimsest: Some Tracings of the Jew in Modern France," Adrian Rifkin, "The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum: Memory and the Politics of Identity," James E. Young. Bookseller Inventory # 12766

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Title: The Jew in the Text: Modernity and the ...

Publisher: Thames and Hudson, London

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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What does the "Jew" stand for in modern culture? The conscious or unconscious, often hysterical repetition of myths and exaggerations, and the repertory of cliches, fantasies and phobias surrounding the stereotypes of the Jew and the Jewess, have meant that they are figures frequently represented both in the world of literature and art and in the industries of popular culture. Taking particular instances of the portrayal of the Jew in fiction, painting and prints, in film, caricature, pamphlets, medical journals, propaganda and architecture - in works by authors and artists as different as Dickens, Lautrec, Proust, Sargent, Joyce and Sartre - this book demonstrates how representations of the Jew are embodied in some of the best-known cultural products, situated "in the text" itself, not behind or beyond it. In specially-written essays by cultural historians and critics, including Julia Kristeva, Marshall Berman and Sander Gilman, this book explores the complex and sometimes contradictory ways in which Jewish identity was conceived and expressed in modern European and American culture.

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The concept of being Jewish in the modern world is the subject of this collection of specially commissioned essays. The place of the Jew as the other is brilliantly explicated in essays on Tolouse-Lautrec, Bernhardt, Proust, Mauclair, and Rebatet. Lissitzky's use of Hebrew letters in his paintings is explained as a specific Jewish mystical undertaking, while Leopold Bloom is understood to be the Jew as everyman. Modern anti-Semitism brings into question the projects of the Enlightenment and literary realism, as is shown in essays on Sartre and Dickens. Closer to home are their essays on Hollywood and the Holocaust Museum. A fascinating book full of sociological, literary, and methodological insights; recommended for religion and literature collections.?Gene Shaw, NYPL
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