The Resource What is Jewish literature?, edited with an introduction by Hana Wirth-Nesher

What is Jewish literature?, edited with an introduction by Hana Wirth-Nesher

Label
What is Jewish literature?
Title
What is Jewish literature?
Statement of responsibility
edited with an introduction by Hana Wirth-Nesher
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • What Is Jewish Literature? is a richly thoughtful analysis and comprehensive overview of what defines Jewish literature. It is an international collection, featuring authors and scholars who write in different languages from different literary, spiritual, and personal perspectives. The book explores long-standing questions: What are the criteria for identifying Jewish literature? Are they language, religious affiliation of the author, religious sensibility, a distinctive Jewish imagination, or literary tradition? If the writer is the criterion, do Sholem Aleichem and Nathanael West really inhabit a shared universe? Is a text by S.Y. Agnon part of the same literary tradition as a play by Arthur Miller? Is Yiddish or Hebrew or Ladino the defining element? If so, where do we place Franz Kafka, Primo Levi, Elie Weisel, Saul Bellow, Nellie Sachs?
  • Is tradition the yardstick? Do we then classify Saul Bellow's Mr. Sammler's Planet as a Jewish novel ... as Holocaust literature ... as American fiction? What Is Jewish Literature? debates all these possibilities. It is a landmark collection that encourages the reader to participate in the quest for answers that defy simple responses. The contributors reflect the multilingual and multicultural nature of any discussion of Jewish literature. Their voices range from polemical to speculative, from scientific to lyrical. What Is Jewish Literature? is an enduring contribution to the literary resource for the scholar, the teacher, and the student and for any individual who strives to appreciate, evaluate, and understand the varied riches of Jewish writing
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
809/.88924
Index
index present
LC call number
PN842
LC item number
.W48 1994eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Wirth-Nesher, Hana
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jewish literature
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • American literature
  • Israeli literature
  • Judaism and literature
  • Littérature juive
  • Juifs
  • Juifs
  • Littérature américaine
  • Littérature israélienne
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • American literature
  • Israeli literature
  • Jewish literature
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Judaism and literature
  • Letterkunde
  • Joden
  • Literatura hebraica
  • Jüdische Literatur
  • Forschung
Label
What is Jewish literature?, edited with an introduction by Hana Wirth-Nesher
Link
https://ezproxy.lib.ou.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=106938
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Defining the indefinable : What is Jewish literature? / H. Wirth-Nesher -- On Jewish storytelling / S. Bellow -- America : toward Yavneh / C. Ozick -- The question of American Jewish poetry / J. Hollander -- Jewish dreams and nightmares / R. Alter -- One literature in two languages / Baal-Makhshoves -- Notes on Hebrew literature / B. Kurzweil -- Israeli or Jewish literature? / Y. Ratosh -- Modern Hebrew literature : Zionist perspectives and Israeli realities / D. Miron -- The story's the thing / D.G. Roskies -- Two Jews talking : a view of modern Yiddish literature / R.R. Wisse -- The semiotics of Yiddish communication / B. Harshav -- Shadows of identity : a comparative study of German Jewish and American Jewish literature / G. Shaked -- Lost voices : Jewish authors in modern Arabic literature / S. Somekh -- The example of Isaac Babel / S. Markish -- From Newark to Prague : Roth's place in the American Jewish literary tradition / H. Wirth-Nesher
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781590455036
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)54792366
  • (OCoLC)ocm54792366
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
What is Jewish literature?, edited with an introduction by Hana Wirth-Nesher
Link
https://ezproxy.lib.ou.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=106938
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Defining the indefinable : What is Jewish literature? / H. Wirth-Nesher -- On Jewish storytelling / S. Bellow -- America : toward Yavneh / C. Ozick -- The question of American Jewish poetry / J. Hollander -- Jewish dreams and nightmares / R. Alter -- One literature in two languages / Baal-Makhshoves -- Notes on Hebrew literature / B. Kurzweil -- Israeli or Jewish literature? / Y. Ratosh -- Modern Hebrew literature : Zionist perspectives and Israeli realities / D. Miron -- The story's the thing / D.G. Roskies -- Two Jews talking : a view of modern Yiddish literature / R.R. Wisse -- The semiotics of Yiddish communication / B. Harshav -- Shadows of identity : a comparative study of German Jewish and American Jewish literature / G. Shaked -- Lost voices : Jewish authors in modern Arabic literature / S. Somekh -- The example of Isaac Babel / S. Markish -- From Newark to Prague : Roth's place in the American Jewish literary tradition / H. Wirth-Nesher
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781590455036
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)54792366
  • (OCoLC)ocm54792366
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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