Key Texts in American Jewish Culture

by Jack Kugelmass

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  • American studies,
  • Cultural studies,
  • Jewish studies,
  • Sociology,
  • Judaism - General,
  • Religion,
  • Literary Criticism,
  • USA,
  • United States - General,
  • Ethnic Studies - General,
  • Jewish - General,
  • Jewish,
  • Popular Culture - General
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Number of Pages264
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ISBN 100813532213
ISBN 109780813532219

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Key Texts in American Jewish Culture expands the frame of reference used by students of culture and history both by widening the "canon" of Jewish texts and by providing a way to extrapolate new meanings from well-known sources.

Contributors come from a variety of disciplines, including American studies, anthropology, comparative literature Format: Paperback.

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Each writer provides an analysis of a specific text in art, music Cited by: 9. Key Texts in American Jewish Culture. Edited by Jack Kugelmass. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, pp. In Reading Myself and Others (), Philip Roth says that the twentieth century was full of "very strongly held ideas as to what a Jew is, or certainly ought to be," a fantastic array of "projections, fantasies, illusions, programs, dreams, and solutions," ranging from.

Key Texts in American Jewish Culture expands the frame of reference used by students of culture and history both by widening the "canon" of Jewish texts and by providing a way to extrapolate new meanings from well-known sources.

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Contributors Key Texts in American Jewish Culture book from a variety of disciplines, including American studies, anthropology, comparative literature Format: Gebundenes Buch. Jewish American literature holds an essential place in the literary history of the United encompasses traditions of writing in English, primarily, as well as in other languages, the most important of which has been critics and authors generally acknowledge the notion of a distinctive corpus and practice of writing about Jewishness in America, many writers resist being.

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