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Masterpieces of Jewish American literature.


Masterpieces of Jewish American literature.

Sternlicht, Sanford.

Greenwood Press


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. 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 without Money, The Rise of David Lavinksy, Bread Givers, The Old Bunch, The Adventures of Augie March, The Assistant, The Chosen, Portnoy's Complaint, and The Messiah of Stockholm.

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