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Author Lambert, Joshua N.

Title American Jewish fiction / Josh Lambert
Edition First edition
Published Philadelphia : Jewish Publication Society, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 206 pages) : illustrations
Series JPS guide
JPS guide.
Contents Differences (1867) / Nathan Mayer -- As it was written: a Jewish musician's story (1885) / Sidney Luska -- Other things being equal (1892) / Emma Wolf -- Joseph Zalmonah (1893) / Edward King -- Yekl (1896) and The imported bridegroom and other stories of the New York ghetto (1898) / Abraham Cahan -- Children of men (1903) / Bruno Lessing -- Q.E.D. (1903) / Gertrude Stein -- Motl, the cantor's son (1907-16) / Sholem Aleichem -- The tether (1908) / Ezra Brudno -- The rise of David Levinsky (1917) / Abraham Cahan -- The chosen people (1917) / Sidney Nyburg -- Fanny herself (1917) / Edna Ferber -- Salome of the tenements (1923) / Anzia Yezierska -- Haunch, paunch and jowl (1923) / Samuel Ornitz -- Bread givers (1925) / Anzia Yezierska -- Amerika (1927) / Franz Kafka -- The island within (1928) / Ludwig Lewisohn -- Arnold Levenberg (1928) / David Pinski -- Singermann (1929) / Myron Brinig -- Bottom dogs (1929) / Edward Dahlberg -- Jews without money (1930) / Michael Gold -- By the waters of Manhattan (1930) / Charles Reznikoff -- Thicker than water (1932) / Vera Caspary -- Miss Lonelyhearts (1933) and The day of the locust (1939) / Nathanael West -- Call it sleep (1934) / Henry Roth -- Summer in Williamsburg, homage to Blenholt, and Low Company (1934) / Daniel Fuchs -- The education of H*Y*M*A*N K*A*P*L*A*N (1937) / Leonard Q. Ross -- I can get it for you wholesale (1937) / Jerome Weidman -- Tomorrow's bread (1938) / Beatrice Bisno -- As a driven leaf (1939) / Milton Steinberg -- What makes Sammy run? (1941) / Budd Schulberg -- Jewish cowboy (1942) / Isaac Raboy -- The family Carnofsky (1943) / I.J. Singer -- Focus (1945) / Arthur Miller -- Passage from home (1946) / Isaac Rosenfeld -- Wasteland (1946) / Jo Sinclair -- East River (1946) / Sholem Asch -- The Amboy dukes (1947) / Irving Shulman -- My glorious brothers (1948) / Howard Fast -- The naked and the dead (1948) / Norman Mailer -- The break-up of our camp and other stories (1949) / Paul Goodman -- A stone for Danny Fisher (1952) / Harold Robbins -- The adventures of Augie March (1953) / Saul Bellow -- Blessed is the land (1954) / Louis Zara -- Marjorie Morningstar (1955) / Herman Wouk -- Compulsion (1956) / Meyer Levin -- Remember me to God (1957) / Myron S. Kaufmann -- The assistant (1957) / Bernard Malamud -- Shadows on the Hudson (1957-58) / Isaac Bashevis Singer -- Exodus (1958) / Leon Uris -- Goodbye, Columbus and five stories (1959) / Philip Roth -- The pawnbroker (1961) / Edward Lewis Wallant -- Tell me a riddle (1961) / Tillie Olson -- Stern (1962) / Bruce Jay Friedman -- Herzog (1964) / Saul Bellow -- To an early grave (1964) / Wallace Markfield -- Friday, the rabbi slept late (1964) / Harry Kemelman -- Criers and kibbitzers [i.e. kibitzers], kibbitzers [i.e. kibitzers] and criers (1966) / Stanley Elkin -- The last Jew in America (1966) / Leslie Fiedler -- Green (1967) / Norma Rosen -- Tsemakh atlas/The Yeshiva (1967-68) / Chaim Grade -- Waiting for the news (1969) / Leo Litwak -- Portnoy's complaint (1969) / Philip Roth -- Are you there God? It's me, Margaret (1970) / Judy Blume -- Bech, a book (1970) / John Updike -- The book of Daniel (1971) / E.L. Doctorow -- Double or nothing: a real fictitious discourse (1971) / Raymond Federman -- Jacob's son (1971) / Ben Field -- The pagan rabbi and other stories (1971) / Cynthia Ozick -- Edwin Mullhouse: the life and death of an American writer, 1943-1954, by Jeffrey Cartwright (1972) / Steven Millhauser -- My name is Asher Lev (1972) / Chaim Potok -- In the days of Simon Stern (1973) / Arthur A. Cohen -- Fear of flying (1973) / Erica Jong -- A star in the family (1975) / Irvin Faust -- My own ground (1976) / Hugh Nissenson -- Refiner's fire: the life and adventures of Marshall Pearl, a foundling (1977) / Mark Helprin -- In dreams begin responsibilities and other stories (1978) / Delmore Schwartz -- A weave of women (1978) / E.M. Broner -- A contract with God and other tenement stories (1978) / Will Eisner -- Good as gold (1979) / Joseph Heller -- O my America! (1980) / Johanna Kaplan -- The mind-body problem (1983) / Rebecca Goldstein -- Hungry hearts (1983) / Francine Prose -- Disturbances in the field (1983) / Lynn Sharon Schwartz -- Heartburn (1983) / Nora Ephron -- Mainland (1985) / Susan Fromberg Schaeffer -- Her first American (1985) / Lore Segal -- Lazar Malkin enters heaven (1986) / Steve Stern -- The ritual bath (1986) / Faye Kellerman -- The shawl (1989) / Cynthia Ozick -- The great letter E (1990) / Sandra Schor -- He, she, and it (1991) / Marge Piercy -- Operation Shylock: a confession (1993) / Philip Roth -- The prince of West End Avenue (1994) / Alan Isler -- The collected stories (1994) / Grace Paley -- Mr. Vertigo (1994) / Paul Auster -- A disturbance in one place (1994) / Binnie Kirshenbaum -- The romance reader (1995) / Pearl Abraham -- While the Messiah tarries (1995) / Melvin Jules Bukiet -- Tales out of school (1995) / Benjamin Taylor -- Mona in the promised land (1996) / Gish Jen -- The complete stories (1997) / Bernard Malamud -- The Puttermesser papers (1997) / Cynthia Ozick -- American pastoral (1997) / Philip Roth -- Like never before (1998) / Ehud Havazelet -- Paradise, New York (1998) / Eileen Pollack -- The Jew of New York (1998) / Ben Katchor -- For the relief of unbearable urges (1999) / Nathan Englander -- The ladies auxiliary (1999) / Tova Mirvis -- Moonlight on the avenue of faith (1999) / Gina Nahai -- The amazing adventures of Kavalier & Clay (2000) / Michael Chabon -- Bee season (2000) / Myla Goldberg -- Days of awe (2001) / Achy Obejas -- Paradise Park (2001) / Allegra Goodman -- Everything is illuminated (2002) / Jonathan Safran Foer -- The Russian debutante's handbook (2002) / Gary Shteyngart -- Old school (2003) / Tobias Wolff -- San Remo Drive (2003) / Leslie Epstein -- The first desire (2004) / Nancy Reisman -- Joy comes in the morning (2004) / Jonathan Rosen -- Collected stories (2004) / Isaac Bashevis Singer -- The world to come (2006) / Dara Horn -- The Yiddish Policeman's Union (2007) / Michael Chabon -- The collected stories (2007) / Leonard Michaels -- Petropolis (2007) / Anya Ulinich
Summary This new volume in the JPS Guides series is a fiction reader's dream: a guide to 125 remarkable works of fiction. The selection includes a wide range of classic American Jewish novels and story collections, from 1867 to the present, selected by the author in consultation with a panel of literary scholars and book industry professionals. Roth, Mailer, Kellerman, Chabon, Ozick, Heller, and dozens of other celebrated writers are here, with their most notable works. Each entry includes a book summary, with historical context and background on the author. Suggestions for further reading point to ot
Analysis "Multi-User"
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 174-176) indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject American fiction -- Jewish authors -- Stories, plots, etc.
American fiction -- Jewish authors -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Stories, plots, etc.
Plot summaries.
Form Electronic book
Author Jewish Publication Society.
ISBN 0827610025 (electronic bk.)
9780827610026 (electronic bk.)