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Introduction

in The Ridiculous Jew: The Exploitation and Transformation of a Stereotype in Gogol, Turgenev, and Dostoevsky

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759526
eISBN:
9780804769853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759526.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This introductory chapter first sets out the book's purpose, to explore the Jewish stereotype in the works of three prominent Russian writers of the nineteenth century—Nikolai Gogol's Taras Bulba, ... More


The Ridiculous Jew: The Exploitation and Transformation of a Stereotype in Gogol, Turgenev, and Dostoevsky

Gary Rosenshield

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759526
eISBN:
9780804769853
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759526.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book is a study devoted to exploring the use of a Russian version of the Jewish stereotype (the ridiculous Jew) in the works of three of the greatest writers of the nineteenth century. The ... More


Above Suspicion?: Facts, Myths, and Lies about Jews and Crime

Michael Berkowitz

in The Crime of My Very Existence: Nazism and the Myth of Jewish Criminality

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251120
eISBN:
9780520940680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251120.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter looks at pre-Nazi discourses on Jews and crime to show the interplay between myth, reality, and stereotype in non-Jewish and Jewish perceptions of “Jewish criminality.” In the late ... More


“The Jew”: Turgenev and the Poetics of Jewish Death

in The Ridiculous Jew: The Exploitation and Transformation of a Stereotype in Gogol, Turgenev, and Dostoevsky

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759526
eISBN:
9780804769853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759526.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter examines Ivan Turgenev's early short story, “The Jew” (1847), which challenges the notion in Taras Bulba that Jewish death is not only not serious but even ridiculous. It shows that, ... More


“If you could see her through my eyes …”: Semitic Simiantics

Jay Geller

in Bestiarium Judaicum: Unnatural Histories of the Jews

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823275595
eISBN:
9780823277148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823275595.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter portrays the naturalized association of Jews with the mimetic as an identifier of “the Jew.” It first maps the once hegemonic stereotype of the Jews as a people without genius and the ... More


Taras Bulba: Gogol's Ridiculous Jew, Form and Function

in The Ridiculous Jew: The Exploitation and Transformation of a Stereotype in Gogol, Turgenev, and Dostoevsky

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759526
eISBN:
9780804769853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759526.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter examines Gogol's use of the secondary or literary epic to portray the Russian national ideal embodied in the semi-historical mythic Cossack, the basis for understanding the role of the ... More


“O beastly Jews”: A Brief History of an (Un)Natural History

Jay Geller

in Bestiarium Judaicum: Unnatural Histories of the Jews

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823275595
eISBN:
9780823277148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823275595.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Framed by Heine’s staging of the fictional exchange of animal epithets between Rabbi Judah and Friar José in “The Disputation” this chapter depicts the provisioning of the Bestiarium Judaicum. It ... More


Conclusion: Confronting the Legacy of the Stereotype: Babel, Rybakov, and Jewish Death

in The Ridiculous Jew: The Exploitation and Transformation of a Stereotype in Gogol, Turgenev, and Dostoevsky

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759526
eISBN:
9780804769853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759526.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter discusses the most interesting responses to Gogol's and Turgenev's representation of the Jewish stereotype, particularly their portrayal of Jewish death, in Anatoly Rybakov's novel Heavy ... More


Evangelical Christians and Anti-Jewish Conspiracy Theories

Yaakov Ariel

in An Unusual Relationship: Evangelical Christians and Jews

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814770689
eISBN:
9780814762936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814770689.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter presents an important segment of the evangelical publications on the Jews from the 1910s through the 1930s, which combined evangelical messianic thought, global conspiracy theories, and ... More


Notes from the House of the Dead: Dostoevsky's Ridiculous Jew and the Critics

in The Ridiculous Jew: The Exploitation and Transformation of a Stereotype in Gogol, Turgenev, and Dostoevsky

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759526
eISBN:
9780804769853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759526.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter examines critics' ingenious but abortive attempts to find something subversive in the Jewish stereotype in Notes from the House of the Dead—something in the character of Isay Fomich that ... More


“Their Intense Desire to Study” (1893)

Ida Van Etten

in Jewish Radicals: A Documentary History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814757437
eISBN:
9780814763469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814757437.003.0027
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter extols the attributes of immigrant—and Russian, in particular—Jews and seeks to debunk common impressions of these Jews as dirty, unable to speak the English language, and living closely ... More


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