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Diasporic Modernisms: Hebrew and Yiddish Literature in the Twentieth Century

Allison Schachter

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812639
eISBN:
9780199919413
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812639.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, European Literature

Pairing the two concepts of diaspora and modernism, Allison Schachter formulates a novel approach to modernist studies and diasporic cultural production. Diasporic Modernisms illuminates the formal ... More


Introduction

Allison Schachter

in Diasporic Modernisms: Hebrew and Yiddish Literature in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812639
eISBN:
9780199919413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812639.003.0000
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, European Literature

This introduction examines the dynamics of minority-language modernist writing. I look at the efforts to establish a bilingual Jewish PEN club in Warsaw, as paradigmatic of the aesthetic and ... More


The Storyteller in Translation

Allison Schachter

in Diasporic Modernisms: Hebrew and Yiddish Literature in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812639
eISBN:
9780199919413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812639.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, European Literature

Chapter 1 examines the late writings of S. Y. Abramovitsh, who is the locus classicus of Hebrew and Yiddish's shared history. In his early career, Abramovitsh was thought of as a liminal figure in ... More


Diasporic Address and Transnational Hebrew

Allison Schachter

in Diasporic Modernisms: Hebrew and Yiddish Literature in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812639
eISBN:
9780199919413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812639.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, European Literature

This chapter examine Yosef Chaim Brenner’s Hebrew novel, Shekhol ve-khishalon (Breakdown and Bereavement). In the novel's fictional preface, the frame narrator, an emigrant on a boat from Port Said ... More


Yiddish Modernism in Weimar Berlin

Allison Schachter

in Diasporic Modernisms: Hebrew and Yiddish Literature in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812639
eISBN:
9780199919413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812639.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, European Literature

In his interwar prose fiction, written in Weimar Berlin, Dovid Bergelson rewrites the traditional Jewish tropes of exile and diaspora to situate Yiddish both within the changing Jewish linguistic and ... More


Gender and the Language of Modernism

Allison Schachter

in Diasporic Modernisms: Hebrew and Yiddish Literature in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812639
eISBN:
9780199919413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812639.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines Leah Goldberg’s 1946 modernist Hebrew novel Ve-hu ha-’or (And That Is the Light). Goldberg’s novel portrays the tensions between Jewish and European literary culture through her ... More


The Afterlife of Diasporic Modernism in Postwar New York

Allison Schachter

in Diasporic Modernisms: Hebrew and Yiddish Literature in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812639
eISBN:
9780199919413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812639.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines post-1948 afterlife of diasporic Jewish modernism in New York, focusing on the collaborative efforts of two important modernist poets and critics—Kadia Molodowsky and Gabriel ... More


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