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Dreaming the Actual
Dreaming the Actual (May 2000)
Contemporary Fiction and Poetry by Israeli Women Writers
Miriyam Glazer - Edited and with an introduction by

This anthology of contemporary fiction and poetry by Israeli women writers includes works originally written in Hebrew, Arabic, Russian, and English.

This book introduces the powerful and provocative new fiction and poetry of Israel's women writers to an English-speaking audience. Read together, the stories and poems in this book will help to create a more sophisticated understanding of Middle Eastern passions and re...(Read More)
 
 
Biblical Parables and Their Modern Re-creations
Biblical Parables and Their Modern Re-creations (November 1999)
From "Apples of Gold in Silver Settings" to "Imperial Messages"
Gila Safran Naveh - Author

Offers a penetrating cross-cultural analysis of the enduring genre of parables, revealing a dramatic social, cultural, and political shift in the way we view the divine.

In Biblical Parables and Their Modern Re-creations, Gila Safran Naveh carefully charts the historical transformation of these deceptively simple narratives to reveal fundamental shifts in their form, function, and most significantly, their readers' cognitive pro...(Read More)
 
 
The Girls
The Girls (November 1999)
Jewish Women of Brownsville, Brooklyn, 1940-1995
Carole Bell Ford - Author

Tells the stories of the Jewish women who came of age in Brownsville, Brooklyn, in the 1940s and 1950s--the choices they made, and the boundaries within which they made them.

This book tells the stories of the Jewish women who came of age in Brownsville, Brooklyn, in the 1940s and 1950s. Through in-depth interviews with more than forty women, Carole Bell Ford explores the choices these women made and the boundaries with...(Read More)
 
 
A Brush with Death
A Brush with Death (June 1999)
An Artist in the Death Camps
Morris Wyszogrod - Author

Recounts the author’s experiences during the Holocaust, from the time of the Nazi invasion of Poland to the liberation of the Theresienstadt concentration camp by the Red Army in 1945.
In this memoir Morris Wyszogrod recounts his experiences from the time of the Nazi invasion of Poland to the liberation of the Theresienstadt concentration camp in 1945. He describes in detail the time he spent in the Warsaw Ghetto; his work as an artist fo...(Read More)
 
 
A Spiritual Life
A Spiritual Life (March 1999)
A Jewish Feminist Journey
Merle Feld - Author

Explores the complex facets of a Jewish woman's spiritual coming-of-age, capturing the emotional and spiritual reality of contemporary Jews as well as religious seekers of all types.

A unique memoir that interweaves poetry, narrative, meditation, and social history, A Spiritual Life explores the complex facets of a Jewish woman's spiritual coming-of-age, capturing the emotional and spiritual reality of contemporary Jews as we...(Read More)
 
 
Children of Job
Children of Job (May 1997)
American Second-Generation Witnesses to the Holocaust
Alan L. Berger - Author

An original contribution to Holocaust studies that demonstrates the theological and psychosocial issues emerging in novels and films by sons and daughters of survivors.

Focusing on the novels and films of daughters and sons of Holocaust survivors, this book sheds light on the relationship between the Holocaust and contemporary Jewish identity. It is the first systematic analysis of a body of work that introduces a new generation of...(Read More)
 
 
Voicing the Void
Voicing the Void (February 1997)
Muteness and Memory in Holocaust Fiction
Sara R. Horowitz - Author

CHOICE 1997 Outstanding Academic Book

Explores the connections between muteness and the complicated acts of survival, testimony, memory, and interpretation, through focused readings of Holocaust fiction by Kosinski, Wiesel, Tournier, Ida Fink, and others.

Through new close readings of Holocaust fiction, this book takes the field of Holocaust Studies in an important new direction. Reading a wi...(Read More)
 
 
Israel Through the Jewish-American Imagination
Israel Through the Jewish-American Imagination (February 1997)
A Survey of Jewish-American Literature on Israel, 1928-1995
Andrew Furman - Author

CHOICE 1997 Outstanding Academic Book

Examines eight Jewish-American writers--Meyer Levin, Leon Uris, Saul Bellow, Hugh Nissenson, Chaim Potok, Philip Roth, Anne Roiphe, and Tova Reich--who have "imagined" Israel in their work.

Analyzing a wide array of Jewish-American fiction on Israel, Andrew Furman explores the evolving relationship between the Israeli and American Jew. He devotes individ...(Read More)
 
 
Philip Roth and the Jews
Philip Roth and the Jews (April 1996)
Alan Cooper - Author

Examines Philip Roth's use of Jewish ideas and materials in his novels, considering also the responses to Roth's work and his relations with the Jewish community and contemporary Jewish writers.

In a style richly accessible to the general reader, this book presents Roth's secular Jewishness, with its own mysteries and humor, as most representative of the American Jewish experience. Thirty years into his career as a writer, Philip Roth ...(Read More)
 
 
Classic Yiddish Fiction
Classic Yiddish Fiction (September 1995)
Abramovitsh, Sholem Aleichem, and Peretz
Ken Frieden - Author

Revisits fiction by the three major Yiddish authors who wrote between 1864 and 1916, exploring their literary and social worlds.

"The dominance of parody is Ken Frieden's point of departure for the clear, reliable introduction we've been waiting for to the remarkable trio of writers who brought Yiddish into the mainstream of modern European literatures." -- Ruth Wisse, Harvard University

Yiddish lit...(Read More)
 
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