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A World Literature To-Come: Jacob Glatstein’s Vernacular Modernism

Saul Noam Zaritt

in Jewish American Writing and World Literature: Maybe to Millions, Maybe to Nobody

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198863717
eISBN:
9780191896101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198863717.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter outlines the Yiddish American writer Jacob Glatstein’s understanding of world literature, which rejected conventional modes of translation and was increasingly suspicious of ... More


Seductive Modesty: Censorship versus Yiddish and Orthodox Tsnies

Josh Lambert

in Unclean Lips: Obscenity, Jews, and American Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479876433
eISBN:
9781479851584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479876433.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter puts forth a term for characterizing and analyzing suppressions of sexual representation in literature and culture. The term is the same one that Yiddish literary critics typically used ... More


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