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Author Hesse, Isabelle, author

Title The politics of Jewishness in contemporary world literature : the holocaust, Zionism and colonialism / Isabelle Hesse
Published London : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloombury Publishing Plc., 2016
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Description 1 online resource
Series New horizons in contemporary writing
New horizons in contemporary writing.
Contents Cover ; Contents; Acknowledgements; 1 From the Enlightenment to the Gaza Freedom Flotilla: Ideas of Jewishness in the Modern and Contemporary Period; 2 The Complexities of Victimhood: Nazism and Zionism in German-Jewish Literature; 3 Rewriting the Foundations of Israel: Shulamith Hareven's Thirst: The Desert Trilogy and David Grossman's See Under: Love; 4 Minority, Exile and Belonging in Anita Desai's Baumgartner's Bombay and Caryl Phillips's The Nature of Blood; 5 Black Jews, White Arabs: Zionism, the Holocaust and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict in Mizrahi Literature
6 'Within the bounds of the permissible': Palestinians in a Jewish National Space7 Imagining the Other: Jewish Settlers, Soldiers and Civilians in Palestinian Literature; 8 'We are not all Jews': Jewish Victimhood in Metropolitan Literature; Notes; References; Index
Summary "Reading a wide range of novels from post-war Germany to Israeli, Palestinian and postcolonial writers, The Politics of Jewishness in Contemporary World Literature is a comprehensive exploration of changing cultural perceptions of Jewishness in contemporary writing. Examining how representations of Jewishness in contemporary fiction have wrestled with such topics as the Holocaust, Israeli-Palestinian relations and Jewish diaspora experiences, Isabelle Hesse demonstrates the 'colonial' turn taken by these representations since the founding of the Jewish state. Following the dynamics of this turn, the book demonstrates new ways of questioning received ideas about victimhood and power in contemporary discussions of postcolonialism and world literature."--Bloomsbury Publishing
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed December 30, 2015)
Subject Jews in literature.
Literature, Modern -- Criticism and interpretation.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1474269346
1474269354 (electronic bk.)
9781474269353 (electronic bk.)