The Routledge Encyclopedia of Jewish Writers of the Twentieth Century

The Routledge Encyclopedia of Jewish Writers of the Twentieth Century
Author: Sorrel Kerbel
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 702
Release: 2004-11-23
ISBN: 1135456062
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Encyclopedia of Jewish Writers of the Twentieth Century Book Excerpt:

Now available in paperback for the first time, Jewish Writers of the Twentieth Century is both a comprehensive reference resource and a springboard for further study. This volume: examines canonical Jewish writers, less well-known authors of Yiddish and Hebrew, and emerging Israeli writers includes entries on figures as diverse as Marcel Proust, Franz Kafka, Tristan Tzara, Eugene Ionesco, Harold Pinter, Tom Stoppard, Arthur Miller, Saul Bellow, Nadine Gordimer, and Woody Allen contains introductory essays on Jewish-American writing, Holocaust literature and memoirs, Yiddish writing, and Anglo-Jewish literature provides a chronology of twentieth-century Jewish writers. Compiled by expert contributors, this book contains over 330 entries on individual authors, each consisting of a biography, a list of selected publications, a scholarly essay on their work and suggestions for further reading.

Edinburgh Companion to Modern Jewish Fiction

Edinburgh Companion to Modern Jewish Fiction
Author: David Brauner
Publsiher: Edinburgh University Press
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2015-06-07
ISBN: 1474404480
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Edinburgh Companion to Modern Jewish Fiction Book Excerpt:

Provides critical overviews of the main writers and key themes of Anglophone Jewish fictionThis collection of essays represents a new departure for, and a potentially (re)defining moment in, literary Jewish Studies. It is the first volume to bring together essays covering a wide range of American, British, South African, Canadian and Australian Jewish fiction. Moreover, it complicates all these terms, emphasising the porousness between different national traditions and moving beyond traditional definitions of Jewishness. For the sake of structural clarity, the volume is divided into three parts American Jewish Fiction British Jewish Fiction and International and Transnational Anglophone Jewish Fiction but many of the essays cross over these boundaries and speak to each other implicitly, as well as, on occasion, explicitly. Extending and redefining the canon of modern Jewish fiction, the volume juxtaposes major authors with more marginal figures, revising and recuperating individual reputations, rediscovering forgotten and discovering new work, and in the process remapping the whole terrain. This volume opens windows onto vistas that previously had been obscured and opens doors for the next generation of studies that could not proceed without a wide-ranging, visionary empiricism grounding their work. The Edinburgh Companion is a paradigm-changing event, and nothing in Jewish literary studies that follows can fail to pay close attention to it. Key Features:Highlights the rich diversity of the field and identifies its key themes, including immigration, the Diaspora, the Holocaust, Judaism, assimilation, antisemitism and ZionismAnalyses the main trends in Anglophone Jewish fiction and situates them in historical contextDiscusses the place of Anglophone Jewish fiction in relation to critical debates concerning transatlanticism and transnationalism; ethnicity and identity politics; postcolonial studies, feminist studies and Jewish Studies. With a preface by Mark Shechner, the volume contains 28 essays by contributors including Vicki Aarons (Trinity University, Texas), Debra Shostak (Wooster College, Ohio), Ira Nadel (University of British Columbia), Efraim Sicher (Ben-Gurion University, Phyllis Lassner (Northwestern University), Sue Vice (University of Sheffield), Lori Harrison-Kahan (Boston College), Ruth Gilbert (University of Winchester), Beate Neumeier (University of Cologne) andSandra Singer (University of Guelph).David Brauner is Professor of Contemporary Literature at The University of Reading.Axel Sta er is Reader in Comparative Literature at the University of Kent, Canterbury.

The Comic Turn in Contemporary English Fiction

The Comic Turn in Contemporary English Fiction
Author: Huw Marsh
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-07-09
ISBN: 1474293042
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Comic Turn in Contemporary English Fiction Book Excerpt:

The Comic Turn in Contemporary English Fiction explores the importance of comedy in contemporary literature and culture. In an era largely defined by a mood of crisis, bleakness, cruelty, melancholia, environmental catastrophe and collapse, Huw Marsh argues that contemporary fiction is as likely to treat these subjects comically as it is to treat them gravely, and that the recognition and proper analysis of this humour opens up new ways to think about literature. Structured around readings of authors including Martin Amis, Nicola Barker, Julian Barnes, Jonathan Coe, Howard Jacobson, Magnus Mills and Zadie Smith, this book suggests not only that much of the most interesting contemporary writing is funny and that there is a comic tendency in contemporary fiction, but also that this humour, this comic licence, allows writers of contemporary fiction to do peculiar and interesting things – things that are funny in the sense of odd or strange and that may in turn inspire a funny turn in readers. Marsh offers a series of original critical and theoretical frameworks for discussing questions of literary genre, style, affect and politics, demonstrating that comedy is an often neglected mode that plays a generative role in much of the most interesting contemporary writing, creating sites of rich political, stylistic, cognitive and ethical contestation whose analysis offers a new perspective on the present.

Translated Memories

Translated Memories
Author: Bettina Hofmann
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 404
Release: 2020-02-26
ISBN: 1793606072
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Translated Memories Book Excerpt:

This volume engages with memory of the Holocaust as expressed in literature, film, and other media. It focuses on the cultural memory of the second and third generations of Holocaust survivors, while also taking into view those who were children during the Nazi period. Language loss, language acquisition, and the multiple needs of translation are recurrent themes for all of the authors discussed. By bringing together authors and scholars (often both) from different generations, countries, and languages, and focusing on transgenerational and translational issues, this book presents multiple perspectives on the subject of Holocaust memory, its impact, and its ongoing worldwide communication.

World Theatre

World Theatre
Author: E. J. Westlake
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2017-03-31
ISBN: 1317561821
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Theatre Book Excerpt:

World Theatre: The Basics presents a well-rounded introduction to non-Western theatre, exploring the history and current practice of theatrical traditions in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Oceania, the Caribbean, and the non-English-speaking cultures of the Americas. Featuring a selection of case studies and examples from each region, it helps the reader to understand the key issues surrounding world theatre scholarship and global, postcolonial, and transnational performance practices. An essential read for anyone seeking to learn more about world theatre, World Theatre: The Basics provides a clear, accessible roadmap for approaching non-Western theatre.

Agnon s Story

Agnon   s Story
Author: Avner Falk
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 774
Release: 2018-11-01
ISBN: 9004367780
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Agnon s Story Book Excerpt:

The Hebrew writer S. Y. Agnon won the Nobel prize in literature in 1966. Hundreds of literary studies and one Hebrew-language biography have been published about him. This is the first complete psychoanalytic biography in any language.

Levinas s Rhetorical Demand

Levinas s Rhetorical Demand
Author: Ronald C. Arnett
Publsiher: SIU Press
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2017-03-15
ISBN: 0809335697
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Levinas s Rhetorical Demand Book Excerpt:

"This book provides an introduction to the importance of Levinas's work and an explication of the manner in which the practicality of his insights can assist ethical judgment within the human community"--

Information Resources in the Humanities and the Arts 6th Edition

Information Resources in the Humanities and the Arts  6th Edition
Author: Anna H. Perrault Ph.D.,Elizabeth S. Aversa,Sonia Ramirez Wohlmuth,Cynthia J. Miller,Cynthia F. Miller
Publsiher: Libraries Unlimited
Total Pages: 461
Release: 2012-12-10
ISBN: 1610693272
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Information Resources in the Humanities and the Arts 6th Edition Book Excerpt:

This familiar guide to information resources in the humanities and the arts, organized by subjects and emphasizing electronic resources, enables librarians, teachers, and students to quickly find the best resources for their diverse needs.

Contemporary World Fiction

Contemporary World Fiction
Author: Juris Dilevko,Keren Dali,Glenda Garbutt
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 526
Release: 2011
ISBN: 1591583535
Category: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary World Fiction Book Excerpt:

This much-needed guide to translated literature offers readers the opportunity to hear from, learn about, and perhaps better understand our shrinking world from the perspective of insiders from many cultures and traditions. In a globalized world, knowledge about non-North American societies and cultures is a must. Contemporary World Fiction: A Guide to Literature in Translation provides an overview of the tremendous range and scope of translated world fiction available in English. In so doing, it will help readers get a sense of the vast world beyond North America that is conveyed by fiction titles from dozens of countries and language traditions. Within the guide, approximately 1,000 contemporary non-English-language fiction titles are fully annotated and thousands of others are listed. Organization is primarily by language, as language often reflects cultural cohesion better than national borders or geographies, but also by country and culture. In addition to contemporary titles, each chapter features a brief overview of earlier translated fiction from the group. The guide also provides in-depth bibliographic essays for each chapter that will enable librarians and library users to further explore the literature of numerous languages and cultural traditions. * Over 1,000 annotated contemporary world fiction titles, featuring author's name; title; translator; publisher and place of publication; genre/literary style/story type; an annotation; related works by the author; subject keywords; and original language * 9 introductory overviews about classic world fiction titles * Extensive bibliographical essays about fiction traditions in other countries * 5 indexes: annotated authors, annotated titles, translators, nations, and subjects/keywords

Writing in Tongues

Writing in Tongues
Author: Anita Norich
Publsiher: University of Washington Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2014-03-28
ISBN: 0295804955
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Writing in Tongues Book Excerpt:

Writing in Tongues examines the complexities of translating Yiddish literature at a time when the Yiddish language is in decline. After the Holocaust, Soviet repression, and American assimilation, the survival of traditional Yiddish literature depends on translation, yet a few Yiddish classics have been translated repeatedly while many others have been ignored. Anita Norich traces historical and aesthetic shifts through versions of these canonical texts, and she argues that these works and their translations form an enlightening conversation about Jewish history and identity.

Philosophy and Practice in Writing a History of Ancient Israel

Philosophy and Practice in Writing a History of Ancient Israel
Author: Megan Bishop Moore
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2006-06-15
ISBN: 0567064077
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Philosophy and Practice in Writing a History of Ancient Israel Book Excerpt:

Philosophy and Practice in Writing a History of Ancient Israel elucidates and examines assumptions about history writing that current historians of ancient Israel and Judah employ. It is undertaken in the context of the conflict between so-called "minimalists" and "maximalists" within the discipline today. Though the use of the Bible as evidence is the focal point of the opposition of these two approaches, Moore shows that a number of related philosophical and practical concerns are telescoped in this issue, including concepts of Empiricism, Objectivity, Representation and Language, Subject, Explanation, Truth, and Evidence Evaluation and Use. Organized around these topics, Philosophy and Practice aims to situate the study of ancient Israel and Judah in the broader intellectual context of academic history in general and to provide insight into the formative assumptions of the current debate. It also aims to show that the central issue of the reliability of the Bible as evidence is surrounded by related issues that are equally important for understanding the past of ancient Israel and Judah and writing about it. Moore shows that ideas about objectivity in particular have a direct bearing on the evidentiary debate, which, in turn, affects what subjects and modes of explanations historians see as available to them. Moore argues that current historians of ancient Israel are beginning to work with a notion of historical truth that attempts to take into account the many contingencies for the concept and writing of history that twentieth-century discussions about history have introduced.

Scripta Judaica Cracoviensia

Scripta Judaica Cracoviensia
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Jews
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Columbia Guide to East African Literature in English Since 1945

The Columbia Guide to East African Literature in English Since 1945
Author: Simon Gikandi,Evan Mwangi
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2007
ISBN: 0231125208
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Columbia Guide to East African Literature in English Since 1945 Book Excerpt:

"Some of the writers discussed include the Kenyan novelists Grace Ogot and Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Ugandan poet and essayist Taban Lo Liyong, Ethiopian playwright and poet Tsegaye Gabre-Medhin, Tanzanian novelist and diplomat Peter Palangyo, Ethiopian novelist Berhane Mariam Sahle-Sellassie, and the novelist M. G. Vassanji, who portrays the Indian diaspora in Africa, Europe, and North America." "Separate entries within this list describe thematic concerns, such as colonialism, decolonization, the black aesthetic, and the language question; the growth of genres like autobiography and popular literature; important movements like cultural nationalism and feminism; and the impact of major forces such as AIDS/HIV, Christian missions, and urbanization.".

The Jewish Year Book

The Jewish Year Book
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Jews
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Holocaust Literature

Holocaust Literature
Author: S. Lillian Kremer
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 744
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780415929851
Category: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Holocaust Literature Book Excerpt:

Featuring 300 alphabetically organized bio-critical essays on writers of memoirs, novels, poetry, short stories, and drama, ranging in length from 1,500 to 7,000 words, this comprehensive scholarly work presents a broad spectrum of voices remembering, interpreting, and reinterpreting one of the twentieth century's most politically and emotionally charged events. Including writers whose works first appeared in Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Spanish, and Yiddish, this reference provides wide international coverage, though its focus will be on writers whose work is available in English. It will prove a valuable resource to students, scholars, general readers, or to anyone interested in world history. Also includes maps. For a full list of entries, sample entries, and more, visit the website Holocaust Literature: An Encyclopedia of Writers and Their Work website.

Contemporary Jewish Writing in Europe

Contemporary Jewish Writing in Europe
Author: Vivian Liska,Professor of German Literature Vivian Liska,Thomas Nolden
Publsiher: Jewish Literature and Culture
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary Jewish Writing in Europe Book Excerpt:

With contributions from a dozen American and European scholars, this volume presents an overview of Jewish writing in post–World War II Europe. Striking a balance between close readings of individual texts and general surveys of larger movements and underlying themes, the essays portray Jewish authors across Europe as writers and intellectuals of multiple affiliations and hybrid identities. Aimed at a general readership and guided by the idea of constructing bridges across national cultures, this book maps for English-speaking readers the productivity and diversity of Jewish writers and writing that has marked a revitalization of Jewish culture in France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Hungary, Poland, and Russia.

The Writers Directory

The Writers Directory
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2013
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Authors, American
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Routledge Who s who in Jewish History

Routledge Who s who in Jewish History
Author: Joan Comay,Lavinia Cohn-Sherbok
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 407
Release: 1995
ISBN: 9780415118873
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Who s who in Jewish History Book Excerpt:

The Routledge Who's Who in Jewish History provides a complete and thoroughly updated reference guide to over a thousand prominent men and women who have shaped Jewish culture. Covering twenty centuries of Jewish history and provides: * detailed biographical information on each leading figure * analysis of their role and significance both in Jewish life and the wider culture * a comprehensive chronological table * an extremely accessible and easy-to-use A-Z layout TheRoutledge Who's Who in Jewish Historywill be an invaluable guide for the student and general reader alike.

Reference Books Bulletin

Reference Books Bulletin
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Reference books
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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German Studies in North America

German Studies in North America
Author: Keith Duane Alexander,Annemarie Sammartino
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1165
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Civilization, Germanic
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

German Studies in North America Book Excerpt: