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Author Hess, Jonathan

Title Nineteenth-Century Jewish Literature : a Reader
Published Palo Alto : Stanford University Press, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (478 pages)
Series Stanford Studies in Jewish History and C
Stanford Studies in Jewish History and C
Contents Table of Contents; Introduction; 1. Literature and the Invention of the Ghetto; Leopold Kompert, "The Peddler" (1849); Alexandre Weill, "Braendel" (1860); David Schornstein, "The Tithe" (1864); Samuel Gordon, "Daughters of Shem: A Study in Sisters" (1898); 2. Historical Fiction and the Sephardic Experience; Grace Aguilar, "The Escape: A Tale of 1755" (1844); Ludwig Philippson, "The Three Brothers" (1854); David Schornstein, "The Marranos: A Spanish Chronicle" (1861); 3. Experiments in Jewish Realism; Eugénie Foa, "Rachel; or, The Inheritance" (1833); Ben-Lévi, "The March 17th Decree" (1841)
Salomon Formstecher, "The Stolen Son: A Contemporary Tale" (1859)Amy Levy, "Cohen of Trinity" (1889); Israel Zangwill, "Anglicization" (1902); 4. Fictions of Religious Renewal; Ben Baruch, "The Preacher and the Bellows" (1844); Ben-Lévi, "The Fish and the Breadcrumbs" (1846); Sara Hirsch Guggenheim, "Aurelie Werner" (1863-64); Israel Zangwill, "Transitional" (1899); Sources; Suggestions for Further Reading
Summary Recent scholarship has brought to light the existence of a dynamic world of specifically Jewish forms of literature in the nineteenth century-fiction by Jews, about Jews, and often designed largely for Jews. This volume makes this material accessible to English speakers for the first time, offering a selection of Jewish fiction from France, Great Britain, and the German-speaking world. The stories are remarkably varied, ranging from historical fiction to sentimental romance, to social satire, but they all engage with key dilemmas including assimilation, national allegiance, and the posit
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Subject English fiction -- Jewish authors.
Jewish fiction -- 19th century -- Translations into English.
Jews -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Fiction.
Form Electronic book
Author Samuels, Maurice.
Vaiman, Nadia
ISBN 0804786194