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Literature -- American Jewish

The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is American Jewish literature.


Six Superlative Sources

· Lewis Fried, ed. Handbook of American-Jewish Literature: An Analytical Guide to Topics, Themes, and Sources. Greenwood Press, 1988.

· Louis Harap. In the Mainstream: The Jewish Presence in Twentieth-Century American Literature, 1950s-1980s. Greenwood Press, 1987.

· Irving Malin, ed. Contemporary American-Jewish Literature: Critical Essays. Indiana University Press, 1973.

· Sanford Pinsker. Jewish-American Fiction, 1917-1987. Twayne, 1992.

· Gerald Shapiro, ed. American Jewish Fiction: A Century of Stories. Bison Books, 1998.

· Daniel Walden, ed. On Being Jewish: American Jewish Writers from Cahan to Bellow. Fawcett, 1974.

Other Excellent Sources

· Robert Alter. After the Tradition: Essays on Modern Jewish Writing. Greenwood Press, 1969.

· Charles Angoff and Meyer Levin. The Rise of American Jewish Literature. Simon, 1970.

· Joyce Antler. "Sleeping with the Other: The Problem of Gender in American-Jewish Literature." Feminist Perspectives on Jewish Studies. Lynn Davidman and Shelly Tenenbaum, eds. Yale University Press, 1994.

· Judith R. Baskin, ed. Women of the Word: Jewish Women and Jewish Writing. Wayne State University Press, 1994.

· Alan L. Berger. Children of Job: American Second-Generation Witnesses to the Holocaust. SUNY Press, 1997.

· Alan L. Berger. Crisis and Covenant: The Holocaust in American Jewish Fiction. SUNY Press, 1985.

· Harold Bloom, ed. Jewish Women Fiction Writers. Chelsea House, 1998.

· Jonathan Boyarin. Thinking in Jewish. University of Chicago Press, 1996.

· Janet Handler Burstein. Writing Mothers, Writing Daughters: Tracing the Maternal in Stories by American Jewish Women. University of Illinois Press, 1996.

· Jules Chametzky. Our Decentralized Literature: Cultural Mediations in Selected Jewish and Southern Writers. University of Massachusettes Press, 1986.

· Sarah Blacher Cohen, ed. Jewish Wry: Essays on Jewish Humor. Indiana University Press, 1987.

· Steven M. Cohen. American Modernity and Jewish Identity. Tavistock Publications, 1983.

· Lynn Davidman and Shelly Tenenbaum, eds. Feminist Perspectives on Jewish Studies. Yale University Press, 1994.

· L.S. Dembo. The Monological Jew: A Literary Study. University of Wisconsin Press, 1988.

· David Desser. "The Cinematic Melting Pot: Ethnicity, Jews, and Psychoanalysis." Unspeakable Images: Ethnicity and the American Cinema. Lester D. Friedman, ed. University of Illinois Press, 1991.

· David Desser and Lester D. Friedman, eds. American-Jewish Filmmakers: Traditions and Trends. University of Illinois Press, 1993.

· Norman Finkelstein. The Ritual of New Creation: Jewish Tradition and Contemporary Literature. SUNY Press, 1992.

· Brooke Fredericksen. "Home Is Where the Text Is: Exile, Homeland, and Jewish American Writing." Studies in American Jewish Literature 11 (1992): 36-44.

· Andrew Furman. Israel through the Jewish-American Imagination: A Survey of Jewish-American Literature on Israel, 1928-1995. SUNY Press, 1997.

· Allen Guttman. The Jewish Writer in America: Assimilation and the Crisis of Identity. Oxford University Press, 1971.

· Janet Hadda. Passionate Women, Passive Men: Suicide in Yiddish Literature. SUNY Press, 1988.

· Susan A. Handelman. The Slayers of Moses: The Emergence of Rabbinic Interpretation in Modern Literary Theory. SUNY Press, 1982.

· Louis Harap. The Image of the Jew in American Literature: From Early Republic to Mass Immigration. Syracuse University Press, 2003.

· Sara R. Horowitz. Voicing the Void: Muteness and Memory in Holocaust Fiction. SUNY Press, 1997.

· Irving Howe. World of Our Fathers: The Journey of the East European Jews to America and the Life They Found and Made. Schocken Books, 1989.

· Sol Liptzin. The Jew in American Literature. Bloch, 1966.

· Sanford Pinsker. The Schlemiel as Metaphor: Studies in Yiddish and American Jewish Ficiton. Southern Illinois University Press, 1991.

· Norman Ravvin. A House of Words: Jewish Writing, Identity, and Memory. McGill-Queen's University Press, 1997.

· Max F. Schulz. Radical Sophistication: Studies in Contemporary Jewish-American Novelists. Ohio University Press, 1969.

· Mark Shechner. After the Revolution: Studies in the Contemporary Jewish American Imagination. Indiana University Press, 1987.

· Ted Solotaroff and Nessa Rapoport, eds. Writing Our Way Home: Contemporary Stories by American Jewish Writers. Schocken, 1992.

· Ellen Spolsky, ed. Summoning: Ideas of the Covenant and Interpretive Theory. SUNY Press, 1993.

· Ilan Stavans, ed. The Oxford Book of Jewish Stories. Oxford University Press, 1998.

· Ruth R. Wisse. The Schlemiel as Modern Hero. University of Chicago Press, 1971.

· Avner Ziv and Anat Zajdman, eds. Semites and Stereotypes: Characteristics of Jewish Humor. Greenwood Press, 1993.

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