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Author Samuels, Maurice.

Title Inventing the Israelite : Jewish fiction in nineteenth-century France / Maurice Samuels
Published Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 323 pages) : illustrations
Series Stanford studies in Jewish history and culture
Stanford studies in Jewish history and culture.
Contents Introduction : out of the archive -- Romantic exoticism : Eugénie Foa and the dilemmas of assimilation -- Between realism and idealism : Ben-Lévi and the reformist impulse -- A conservative renegade : Ben Baruch and neo-orthodoxy -- Village tales : Alexandre Weill and mosaic monotheism -- Ghetto fiction : Daniel Stauben, David Schornstein, and the uses of the Jewish past -- Conclusion : Proust's progenitors
Summary This text focuses on the works of literature produced from 1830 to 1870 by the first generation of Jews born as French citizens. The book asserts that these writers used fiction as a laboratory to experiment with new forms of Jewish identity relevant to the modern world
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-314) and index
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Subject French fiction -- Jewish authors -- History and criticism.
French fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Jews in literature.
Judaism and literature -- France -- History -- 19th century.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009023661
ISBN 0804763844 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0804773424 (electronic bk.)
9780804763844 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780804773423 (electronic bk.)