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Masterpieces of Jewish American literature.


Masterpieces of Jewish American literature Jewish American literature holds an essential place in the literary history of the United States. It encompasses traditions of writing in English, primarily, as well as in other languages, the most important of which has been Yiddish. .

Sternlicht, Sanford.

Greenwood Greenwood.

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135 pages



Greenwood introduces literary masterpieces


In this volume appropriate for advanced high school students and above, Sternlicht (English, Syracuse U.) highlights ten major 20th-century novels from ten Jewish American authors This is a list of famous Jewish American authors. See separate lists for playwrights and poets. For other famous Jewish Americans, see Lists of American Jews. A–D
  • Kathy Acker, writer
  • Forrest J.
. Discussion for each work covers biographical and historical contexts, plot and character development, themes, and narrative style. Introductory material addresses the history of Jewish American literature and the mass experiences that unite each of the authors. The following titles are featured: Call it Sleep, Jews Jews [from Judah], traditionally, descendants of Judah, the fourth son of Jacob, whose tribe, with that of his half brother Benjamin, made up the kingdom of Judah; historically, members of the worldwide community of adherents to Judaism.  without Money, The Rise of David Lavinksy, Bread Givers, The Old Bunch, The Adventures of Augie March, The Assistant, The Chosen, Portnoy's Complaint Portnoy's Complaint (1969) is American writer Philip Roth's most popular novel, with many of its characteristics (comedic prose; themes of sexual desire and sexual frustration; a self-conscious literariness) having gone on to become Roth trademarks. , and The Messiah of Stockholm.

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