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Jewish literature in various languages

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  • Jewish Writers and Intellectuals: Religion and Identity in Contemporary Austrian Literature and Filmby Andrea Reiter

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    This book examines Jewish writers and intellectuals in Austria, analyzing filmic and electronic media alongside more traditional publication formats over the last 25 years. Beginning with the Waldheim affair and the rhetorical response by the three most prominent members of the survivor generation (Leon Zelman, Simon Wiesenthal and Bruno Kreisky)... more...

  • The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Jewish Culturesby Nadia Valman; Laurence Roth

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 205.00

    The Routledge Handbook to Contemporary Jewish Cultures explores the diversity of Jewish cultures and the various ways of investigating them, presenting the different methodologies, arguments, and challenges within the discipline. This handbook considers in turn: How the individual terms ?Jewish? and ?Culture? are defined looking at perspectives... more...

  • Contemporary Jewish Writing in Europeby Vivian Liska; Thomas Nolden

    Indiana University Press 2007; US$ 25.45

    With contributions from a dozen American and European scholars, this volume presents an overview of Jewish writing in post--World War II Europe. Striking a balance between close readings of individual texts and general surveys of larger movements and underlying themes, the essays portray Jewish authors... more...

  • Singer's Typewriter and Mineby Ilan Stavans

    UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2012; US$ 24.95

    A cultural critic of extraordinary erudition, encyclopedic knowledge, and boundless curiosity, Ilan Stavans, an Ashkenazic Jew who grew up in Mexico, negotiates wildly varied topics as effortlessly and deftly as he manages the multiple perspectives of a dual national, religious, and ethnic identity.   In Singer?s Typewriter and Mine , a follow-up... more...

  • Beautiful Deathby Susan L. Einbinder

    Princeton University Press 2002; US$ 67.50

    When Crusader armies on their way to the Holy Land attacked Jewish communities in the Rhine Valley, many Jews chose suicide over death at the hands of Christian mobs. With their defiant deaths, the medieval Jewish martyr was born. With the literary commemoration of the victims, Jewish martyrology followed. Beautiful Death examines the evolution... more...

  • The Modern Jewish Canonby Ruth R. Wisse

    Free Press 2001; US$ 28.00

    What makes a great Jewish book? What makes a book "Jewish" in the first place? Ruth R. Wisse, one of the leading scholars in the field of Jewish literature, sets out to answer these questions in The Modern Jewish Canon. Wisse takes us on an exhilarating journey through language and culture, penetrating the complexities of Jewish life as they are... more...

  • Jewish Writers of the Twentieth Centuryby Sorrel Kerbel

    Taylor & Francis 2003; US$ 59.95

    Designed as the first work to identify contemporary Jewish authors and carefully study the Jewish themes in their work, both an essential reference resource and a springboard for further reading. more...

  • Studies in Contemporary Jewry, Volume XIIby Ezra Mendelsohn

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 119.99

    This volume of this series deals with Jewish identity in literature. Particular attention is paid to changing national and popular myths, folk memory, and the historical consciousness of Jews in modern times. more...

  • Zionism and Revolution in European-Jewish Literatureby Laurel Plapp

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 46.95

    Zionism and Revolution in European-Jewish Literature examines twentieth-century Jewish writing that challenges imperialist ventures and calls for solidarity with the colonized, most notably the Arabs of Palestine and Africans in the Americas. Since Edward Said defined orientalism in 1978 as a Western image of the Islamic world that has justified... more...

  • Jewish Translation Historyby Robert Singerman; Gideon Toury

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2002; US$ 195.00

    A classified bibliographic resource for tracing the history of Jewish translation activity from the Middle Ages to the present day, providing the researcher with over a thousand entries devoted solely to the Jewish role in the east-to-west transmission of Greek and Arab learning and science into Latin or Hebrew. Other major sections extend the coverage... more...