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Efraim Sicher, Jews in Russian Literature after the October Revolution: Writers and Artists Between Hope and Apostasy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995. 225 pp.

Alice Nakhimovsky

in Studies in Contemporary Jewry an Annual XV 1999

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195134681
eISBN:
9780199848652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134681.003.0033
Subject:
History, History of Religion

A review of the book, Jews in Russian Literature after the October Revolution: Writers and Artists Between Hope and Apostasy by Efraim Sicher is presented. Sicher's new book takes up the issue of ... More


The Uses of Scripture in Hellenistic Judaism

Tessa Rajak

in Translation and Survival: The Greek Bible of the Ancient Jewish Diaspora

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199558674
eISBN:
9780191720895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558674.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores the role of the Bible in the Greek-speaking diaspora in broad terms, asking how the centrality of their Biblical text functioned in their lives and how far it made the Jews ... More


Studies in Contemporary Jewry: XII: Literary Strategies: Jewish Texts and Contexts

Ezra Mendelsohn (ed.)

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195112030
eISBN:
9780199854608
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112030.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This volume collects chapters on Jewish literature which deal with “the manifold ways that literary texts reveal their authors' attitudes toward their own Jewish identity and toward diverse aspects ... More


Being for the Victims: Leonid Pervomais'kyi's Ethical Responses to Violence

Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern

in The Anti-Imperial Choice: The Making of the Ukrainian Jew

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300137316
eISBN:
9780300156072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300137316.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the works and career of Leonid Pervomais'kyi, a Ukrainian poet of Jewish descent. It explains that he started his career as a Ukrainian-Jewish writer, later abandoned his Jewish ... More


Responses to Auschwitz and the Literary Imagination

Michael L. Morgan

in Beyond Auschwitz: Post-Holocaust Jewish Thought in America

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195148626
eISBN:
9780199870011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195148622.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The views of various American liberal intellectuals and Jewish writers on the Nazi death camps are discussed, starting with Lionel Trilling, a postwar New York literary critic, who addressed the ... More


The First Modern Jew: Spinoza and the History of an Image

Daniel B. Schwartz

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142913
eISBN:
9781400842261
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142913.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Pioneering biblical critic, theorist of democracy, and legendary conflater of God and nature, Jewish philosopher Baruch Spinoza (1632–1677) was excommunicated by the Sephardic Jews of Amsterdam in ... More


Jewish Ideas about the Papacy

Rebecca Rist

in Popes and Jews, 1095–1291

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198717980
eISBN:
9780191787430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717980.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Religion, European Medieval History

This chapter explores Jewish ideas about popes and the papacy through a range of contemporary and later sources including folktales, chronicles, responsa, and disputational literature. Jewish writers ... More


Jewish Literature

Hermann Levin Goldschmidt

in The Legacy of German Jewry

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823228263
eISBN:
9780823237142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823228263.003.0020
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the contribution of the German Jewry to the field of literature based on the 1886 book History of Jewish Literature by Gustav Karpeles. This book is divided into six periods: ... More


Race, Rights, and Recognition: Jewish American Literature since 1969

Dean J. Franco

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450877
eISBN:
9780801464010
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450877.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book explores the work of recent Jewish American writers, many of whom have taken unpopular stances on social issues, distancing themselves from the politics and public practice of ... More


Bestiarium Judaicum: Unnatural Histories of the Jews

Jay Geller

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823275595
eISBN:
9780823277148
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823275595.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Given the vast inventory of verbal and visual images of nonhuman animals (pigs, dogs, vermin, rodents, apes, etc.) disseminated for millennia to debase and bestialize Jews (the Bestiarium Judaicum), ... More


Jewish Fictions

Nadia Valman

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 7: British and Irish Fiction Since 1940

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198749394
eISBN:
9780191869754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198749394.003.0022
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter looks at the characteristic genres in which British-Jewish writers have worked in the post-war period. Beginning with the Jewish writers of the 1950s and 1960s, the chapter considers the ... More


Strangers {1977}

Irving Howe

in A Voice Still Heard: Selected Essays of Irving Howe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300203660
eISBN:
9780300210583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300203660.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter presents Irving Howe's 1977 essay “Strangers,” a personal account of how young Jewish American students growing up in the immigrant slums of New York in the 1920s and 1930s came to terms ... More


The Frontier Within

Abe Kōbō and Richard F. Calichman

in The Frontier Within: Essays by Abe Kōbō

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163866
eISBN:
9780231535090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163866.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The essay of this chapter explores the notion of the “frontier within” by addressing the issue of Jewish particularity. Beyond the dimension of mere prejudice or discrimination, the text notes the ... More


Refiguring the Language of Race: Ludwig Jacobowski, Max Nordau, Georg Hermann

Katja Garloff

in Mixed Feelings: Tropes of Love in German Jewish Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501704963
eISBN:
9781501706011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704963.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter jumps to the turn of the century, when the rise of racial antisemitism fostered a new Jewish self-awareness and rendered “interracial” love and marriage central to the public debates ... More


Hannah Arendt's Jewish Identity

Elisabeth Young-Bruehl

in Thinking in Dark Times: Hannah Arendt on Ethics and Politics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230754
eISBN:
9780823235858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230754.003.0019
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The topic of Hannah Arendt's Jewish identity can be approached from many directions. This chapter considers Arendt in the context of the vision of world history ... More


The Jewish Persona in the European Imagination: A Case of Russian Literature

Leonid Livak

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770552
eISBN:
9780804775625
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770552.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book proposes that the idea of the Jews in European cultures has little to do with actual Jews, but rather is derived from the conception of Jews as Christianity's paradigmatic Other, eternally ... More


The Pariah as Rebel: Hannah Arendt's Jewish Writings

Ron H. Feldman

in Thinking in Dark Times: Hannah Arendt on Ethics and Politics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230754
eISBN:
9780823235858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230754.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter focuses on Hannah Arendt's Jewish writings. It argues that whether or not one agrees with Arendt's particular positions on Jewish political issues, her stance ... More


The Unsaid

Amir Eshel

in Futurity: Contemporary Literature and the Quest for the Past

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226924953
eISBN:
9780226924960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924960.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter provides an overview of Part 2 of the book, which discusses Israeli Jewish writing after 1948. These works focused on war, the flight and expulsion of Palestinians, the bitter conflict ... More


Diaspora and Postcolonialism: Salman Rushdie and the Jews

Bryan Cheyette

in Diasporas of the Mind: Jewish and Postcolonial Writing and the Nightmare of History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300093186
eISBN:
9780300199376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300093186.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines the work of Salman Rushdie, and considers Rushdie’s identification with Roth as a Jewish writer under attack by his own community of readers. It is perhaps not a coincidence, in ... More


The Genius and the Wisdom of Harold Bloom

Peter Du Brul, S.J.

in Friends on the Way: Jesuits Encounter Contemporary Judaism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823228119
eISBN:
9780823236985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823228119.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the wisdom and genius of contemporary Jewish writer Harold Bloom. It explains that Bloom could provide a much-needed balance for Jewish–Christian dialogue because such a ... More


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