Arguing the modern Jewish canon: essays on literature and culture in honor of Ruth R. Wisse

Writing Jewish / Hillel Halkin -- Knocking on heaven's gate: Hebrew literature and Wisse's canon / Alan Mintz -- Holocaust literature: foreshadowings and shadowings / David Aberbach -- Of Jews and canons: further thoughts / Ilan Stavans -- A Jewish artistic canon / Ezra Mendelsohn -- Judgi...

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Contributors: Cammy, Justin Daniel (Other); Cammy, Justin (Editor)
Format: Print | Book Festschrift
Language:English
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Published: Cambridge, Mass. [u.a.] Harvard Univ. Press 2008
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Yiddish / Hebrew language / Literature / Canon
B Jews / Literature / Canon
Further subjects:B Literature, Modern Jewish authors History and criticism
B Hebrew language
B Collection of essays
B Jews in literature
B Jewish literature History and criticism
B Hebrew literature History and criticism
B Judaism and literature
B Festschrift
B Wisse, Ruth R. 1936-
B Jewish fiction History and criticism
B Yiddish language
B Canon (Literature)
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Summary:Writing Jewish / Hillel Halkin -- Knocking on heaven's gate: Hebrew literature and Wisse's canon / Alan Mintz -- Holocaust literature: foreshadowings and shadowings / David Aberbach -- Of Jews and canons: further thoughts / Ilan Stavans -- A Jewish artistic canon / Ezra Mendelsohn -- Judging the judgment of Shomer, or arguing the borders of the modern Jewish canon / Justin Cammy -- The judgment of Shomer / Sholem Aleichem -- Daniel Deronda: the Zionist fate in English hands, and the liberal betrayal of the Jews / Edward Alexander -- The pleasure of disregarding red lights: a reading of Sholem Aleichem's monologue "A Nisref" (burned out) / Dan Miron -- The Hershele Maze: Isaac Babel and his ghost reader / Sasha Senderovich -- The open suitcases: Yankev Glatshteyn's Ven Yash Iz Gekumen / Avraham Novershtern -- Seductions and disputations: pseudo-dialogues in the fiction of Isaac Bashevis Singer / Miriam Udel-Lambert -- Gimpel the Simple and on reading from right to left / David G. Roskies -- Isaac Bashevis Singer's short story "androgynous" / Suzanne Klingenstein -- Building bridges destined to fall: biological and literary paternity in Appelfeld's The Ice Mine / Philip Hollander -- Life/writing: Aharon Appelfeld's autobiographical work and the modern Jewish canon / Naomi B. Sokoloff -- Henry Roth, Hebrew, and the unspeakable / Hana Wirth-Nesher -- The modern hero as schlemiel: the Swede in Philip Roth's American Pastoral / Michael Kimmage -- Innovation by translation: Yiddish as a dybbuk in Hebrew literary history / Ken Frieden -- Creating Yiddish dialogue for the "first modern Yiddish comedy" / Marion Aptroot -- The smoke of civilization: the dialectic of enlightenment in Sh. Y. Abramovitsh's Di Klyatshe / Marc Caplan -- Yiddish canon consciousness and the dionysiac spirit of music / Jed Wyrick -- Joyce's Yiddish: modernism, translation, and the Jews / Rachel Rubinstein -- The transmission of poetic anger: an unexploded shell in the Jewish canon / Janet Hadda -- Guilt, mourning, idol worship, and golem writing: the symptoms of a Jewish literary canon / Emily Miller Budick -- What's so funny about the Yiddish theater?: comedy and the origins of Yiddish drama / Jeremy Dauber --
Item Description:Festschrift Ruth R. Wisse
ISBN:0674025857