Maurice Samuel

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ISBN 10 : 9780817321307
Pages : 240 pages
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Download or read book Maurice Samuel written by Alan T. Levenson and published by University of Alabama Press. This book was released on 2022 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "This short intellectual biography reassesses one of the premier Jewish humanists of the mid-twentieth century, the Rumanian-born, English-educated, American belletrist Maurice Samuel. Although he spoke in a staccato Midlands accent, Samuel left Manchester, England in 1913, joined the American Army, served in military intelligence in World War I, and became a United States citizen. Samuel resettled his family in Palestine in 1929, then returned to the US, and spent his most creative years in New York City. A diaspora intellectual, or "rootless cosmopolitan," as Alan Levenson describes him, Samuel made an indelible mark on many features of contemporary Jewish thought and culture"--

The Worlds of Maurice Samuel

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ISBN 10 : UOM:39015039748499
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Download or read book The Worlds of Maurice Samuel written by Maurice Samuel and published by . This book was released on 1977 with total page 516 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Eastern European Jewish American Narratives, 1890–1930

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Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
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ISBN 10 : 9781498563901
Pages : 272 pages
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Download or read book Eastern European Jewish American Narratives, 1890–1930 written by Dana Mihăilescu and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2018-06-29 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book offers a comparative study of the Jewish response to identity structures in Eastern Europe and the United States from 1890 to 1930 in narratives by immigrant writers from the Pale of Settlement and Romania.

The Other New York Jewish Intellectuals

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ISBN 10 : 9780814763575
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Download or read book The Other New York Jewish Intellectuals written by Carole S Kessner and published by NYU Press. This book was released on 1994-10-01 with total page 394 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Irving Howe. Saul Bellow. Lionel Trilling. These are names that immediately come to mind when one thinks of the New York Jewish intellectuals of the late thirties and forties. And yet the New York Jewish intellectual community was far larger and more diverse than is commonly thought. In The Other New York Jewish Intellectuals we find a group of thinkers who may not have had widespread celebrity status but who fostered a real sense of community within the Jewish world in these troubled times. What unified these men and women was their commitment and allegiance to the Jewish people. Here we find Hayim Greenberg, Henry Hurwitz, Marie Syrkin, Maurice Samuel, Ben Halperin, Trude Weiss-Rosmarin, Morris Raphael Cohen, Ludwig Lewisohn, Milton Steinberg, Will Herberg, A. M. Klein, and Mordecai Kaplan, and many others. Divided into 3 sections--Opinion Makers, Men of Letters, and Spiritual Leaders--the book will be of particular interest to students and others interested in Jewish studies, American intellectual history, as well as history of the 30s and 40s.

American Jewry and the Re-Invention of the East European Jewish Past

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Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
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ISBN 10 : 9783110499438
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Download or read book American Jewry and the Re-Invention of the East European Jewish Past written by Markus Krah and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2017-11-20 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The postwar decades were not the “golden era” in which American Jews easily partook in the religious revival, liberal consensus, and suburban middle-class comfort. Rather it was a period marked by restlessness and insecurity born of the shock about the Holocaust and of the unprecedented opportunities in American society. American Jews responded to loss and opportunity by obsessively engaging with the East European past. The proliferation of religious texts on traditional spirituality, translations of Yiddish literature, historical essays , photographs and documents of shtetl culture, theatrical and musical events, culminating in the Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof, illustrate the grip of this past on post-1945 American Jews. This study shows how American Jews reimagined their East European past to make it usable for their American present. By rewriting their East European history, they created a repertoire of images, stories, and ideas that have shaped American Jewry to this day.

Marie Syrkin

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ISBN 10 : 1584654511
Pages : 479 pages
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Download or read book Marie Syrkin written by Carole S. Kessner and published by UPNE. This book was released on 2008 with total page 479 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Marie Syrkin's life spanned ninety years of the twentieth century, 1899-1989. As a polemical journalist, socialist Zionist, poet, educator, literary critic, translator, and idiosyncratic feminist, she was eyewitness to and reporter on most of the major events in America, Israel, and Europe. Beautiful as well as brilliant, she had a rich personal life as lover, wife, mother, and friend. During her lifetime Syrkin's name was widely recognized in the world of Jewish life and letters. Yet, inevitably, since her death, recognition of her name is no longer quite so immediate. Carole S. Kessner's intention is to restore for a new generation the singular legacy of Syrkin's life. Syrkin was born in Switzerland, the only child of the theoretician of socialist Zionism Nachman Syrkin and Bassya Osnos Syrkin, a feminist socialist Zionist. Following short stints in several European countries, the family immigrated to the United States in 1909. By the age of ten Marie was fluent in five languages. Educated in American public schools and at Cornell University, by the time she was twenty-three she had published translations as well as her own poetry. After her first trip to Palestine in 1933, Syrkin joined the staff of the Jewish Frontier. This began her lifelong contribution to Zionism, Jewish life, and responsible journalism. In 1947 she published her most celebrated work, Blessed Is the Match. In 1950 she became a professor of English literature at Brandeis University and later published a biography of her father and the authorized biography of her longtime close friend Golda Meir. Syrkin married three times: the first, to Maurice Samuel, annulled by her father's intervention; the second, to the biochemist Aaron Bodansky, the father of her son David; the third, to the poet Charles Reznikoff, lasted on and off for more than forty years. In the course of her life, Marie had many influential friends, such as Hayim Greenberg, Ben Gurion, and Irving Howe, and she served as inspiration to many younger intellectuals, including Martin Peretz, Michael Walzer, and Leon Wieseltier. As poet and journalist, Zionist activist and public intellectual, Syrkin's work and actions illuminate a wide range of twentieth-century literary, cultural, and political concerns. Her passions demonstrate, as Irving Howe said, "a life of commitment to values beyond the self."

The Routledge Encyclopedia of Jewish Writers of the Twentieth Century

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ISBN 10 : 9781135456061
Pages : 702 pages
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Download or read book The Routledge Encyclopedia of Jewish Writers of the Twentieth Century written by Sorrel Kerbel and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2004-11-23 with total page 702 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Now available in paperback for the first time, Jewish Writers of the Twentieth Century is both a comprehensive reference resource and a springboard for further study. This volume: examines canonical Jewish writers, less well-known authors of Yiddish and Hebrew, and emerging Israeli writers includes entries on figures as diverse as Marcel Proust, Franz Kafka, Tristan Tzara, Eugene Ionesco, Harold Pinter, Tom Stoppard, Arthur Miller, Saul Bellow, Nadine Gordimer, and Woody Allen contains introductory essays on Jewish-American writing, Holocaust literature and memoirs, Yiddish writing, and Anglo-Jewish literature provides a chronology of twentieth-century Jewish writers. Compiled by expert contributors, this book contains over 330 entries on individual authors, each consisting of a biography, a list of selected publications, a scholarly essay on their work and suggestions for further reading.

Singer's Typewriter and Mine

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ISBN 10 : 9780803271463
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Download or read book Singer's Typewriter and Mine written by Ilan Stavans and published by U of Nebraska Press. This book was released on 2012-11-01 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A cultural critic of extraordinary erudition, encyclopedic knowledge, and boundless curiosity, Ilan Stavans, an Ashkenazic Jew who grew up in Mexico, negotiates wildly varied topics as effortlessly and deftly as he manages the multiple perspectives of a dual national, religious, and ethnic identity. In Singer’s Typewriter and Mine, a follow-up to The Inveterate Dreamer (Nebraska, 2001), Stavans interweaves his own experience with that of other Jewish writers and thinkers, past and present, to explore modern Jewish culture across the boundaries of language and nation. Juxtaposing the personal and the analytical, these essays and conversations take up the oeuvres of Isaac Bashevis Singer and Mario Vargas Llosa, translation and God’s language, storytelling as midrash, anti-Semitism in Hispanic America, Yiddish and Sephardic literatures, the connection between humor and terror, impostors as cultural agents, the creators of the King James Bible, and the encounter between Jewish and Latino civilizations, to name but a few of Stavans’s topics here. Funny, engaging, and provocative, this collection continues Stavans’s project of opening new vistas in our cross-cultural understanding of language, literature, and life.

Studies in American Jewish Literature in Honor of Sarah Blacher Cohen

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ISBN 10 : 9781557535894
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Download or read book Studies in American Jewish Literature in Honor of Sarah Blacher Cohen written by Carole Kessner and published by Purdue University Press. This book was released on 2010 with total page 249 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Scholar, teacher, playwright, and editor, Sarah Blacher Cohen was one of the earliest champions of the study of American Jewish literature, a field of academic study that has been in existence for barely thirty-five years. Over the years until her premature death in 2008, she contributed to the discipline in a profusion of genres, from scholarly to popular, from essay to drama, writing or editing seven books of her own. She also wrote and produced several plays with her longtime collaborator, Joanne B. Koch. This special volume (29) of the annual, Studies in American Jewish Literature (ISSN 0271-9274), the journal edited by Daniel Walden, contains a range of tributes from her many friends and colleagues.

Salvage Poetics

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ISBN 10 : 9780814343197
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Download or read book Salvage Poetics written by Sheila E. Jelen and published by Wayne State University Press. This book was released on 2020-04-14 with total page 402 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An interdisciplinary approach to American Jewish ethnic identity in post-Holocaust America.

The Homeless Imagination in the Fiction of Israel Joshua Singer

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ISBN 10 : 0253113261
Pages : 172 pages
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Download or read book The Homeless Imagination in the Fiction of Israel Joshua Singer written by Anita Norich and published by Indiana University Press. This book was released on 1991-12-22 with total page 172 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "... the most incisive study to date of the lesser-known but equally talented Singer: Israel Joshua... " -- Choice "... exceedingly well researched and written... " -- Shofar "This critical examination of the fiction of I.J. Singer is deft in its placement of the novels and short stories in historical context, but with new perspectives on that historical context." -- AJL Newsletter Although Israel Joshua Singer has existed, for English readers, in the shadow of his famous brother, Isaac Bashevis Singer, this book reasserts his rightful place at the center of Yiddish culture in Eastern Europe and America. A comprehensive bibliography of Singer's fiction, essays, and journalism is included.

The Controversial Sholem Asch

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ISBN 10 : 087972076X
Pages : 313 pages
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Download or read book The Controversial Sholem Asch written by Ben Siegel and published by Popular Press. This book was released on 1976 with total page 313 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This study is the first critical biography in English of Sholem Asch, who did little in his lifetime to make such a task an easy one. Asch was not a "tidy" writer. He lived in many cities and countries, wrote tirelessly, and kept little record of his numerous novels, stories, and essays—much less of the countless Yiddish, Hebrew, and European periodicals and newspapers (most of them now long defunct), or editions and translations, in which his writings appeared.

The Sukkot and Simhat Torah Anthology

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ISBN 10 : 9780827613812
Pages : 512 pages
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Download or read book The Sukkot and Simhat Torah Anthology written by Philip Goodman and published by U of Nebraska Press. This book was released on 2018-07 with total page 512 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Back by popular demand, the classic JPS holiday anthologies remain essential and relevant in our digital age. Unequaled in-depth compilations of classic and contemporary writings, they have long guided rabbis, cantors, educators, and other readers seeking the origins, meanings, and varied celebrations of the Jewish festivals. The Sukkot and Simhat Torah Anthology offers new insight intothe Festival of Ingathering, celebrating the harvest in the land of our ancestors, and the Festival of Rejoicing in the Law, marking the new cycle of public Torah readings, by elucidating the two festivals' background, historical development, and spiritual truths for Jews and humankind. Mining the Bible, postbiblical literature, Talmud, midrashim, prayers with commentaries, and Hasidic tales, the compendium also showcases humor, art, food, song, dance, essays, stories, and poems--including works by Chaim Weizmann, Elie Wiesel, Herman Wouk, S. Y. Agnon, Sholom Aleichem, H. N. Bialik, and Solomon Schechter--truly a rich harvest for the "Season of Our Rejoicing."

The Modern Jewish Canon

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ISBN 10 : 9780743205771
Pages : 416 pages
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Download or read book The Modern Jewish Canon written by Ruth R. Wisse and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2001-01-19 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What makes a great Jewish book? What makes a book "Jewish" in the first place? Ruth R. Wisse, one of the leading scholars in the field of Jewish literature, sets out to answer these questions in The Modern Jewish Canon. Wisse takes us on an exhilarating journey through language and culture, penetrating the complexities of Jewish life as they are expressed in the greatest Jewish novels of the twentieth century, from Isaac Babel to Isaac Bashevis Singer, from Elie Wiesel to Cynthia Ozick. The modern Jewish canon Wisse proposes comprises those books that convey an experience of Jewish actuality, those in which "the authors or characters know and let the reader know that they are Jews," for better or worse. Wisse is not content merely to evaluate the great books of Jewish literature; she also links the works together to present a new kind of Jewish history, as it has been told through the literature of the past hundred years. She tells the story of a multilingual, multinational people, one that has experienced an often turbulent relationship with Hebrew (the liturgical and scriptural language) and Yiddish (the commonplace vernacular tongue), as well as with the numerous languages spoken by Jews around the world. Wisse insists that language informs the essential meaning of a Jewish work, creating and ratifying political and religious alliances, historical and cultural circumstance, and methods of interpretation. Drawing from a broad sweep of twentieth-century Jewish fiction, Wisse reintroduces us to the deeper side of much-beloved books that remain touchstones of Jewish identity. Through her eyes we reencounter old friends, including: Tevye the Dairyman from Sholem Aleichem's landmark Yiddish stories, the character on whom Fiddler on the Roof is based Joseph K. of Kafka's The Trial, who "without having done anything wrong" was famously "arrested one fine morning" Anne Frank, whose poignant diary has shaped the way we think about the Holocaust Nathan Zuckerman, the enigmatic narrator of numerous Philip Roth novels Destined to be a classic in its own right, one that reshapes the way we think about some of the classic works of the modern age, The Modern Jewish Canon is a book for every Jewish reader and for every reader of great fiction.

JPS: The Americanization of Jewish Culture, 1888–1988

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ISBN 10 : 9780827615502
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Download or read book JPS: The Americanization of Jewish Culture, 1888–1988 written by Jonathan D. Sarna and published by U of Nebraska Press. This book was released on 2021-09 with total page 470 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Published to mark the 100th anniversary of The Jewish Publication Society, Jonathan Sarna’s engaging blend of anecdote and analysis presents the personalities and the controversies, the struggles and the achievements behind a century of publishing by the oldest English-language publisher of Jewish books in the world. Includes black and white photographs and extensive listings of JPS officers and editors, governing boards, and authors, translators, and illustrators, up to 1988.

Bibliography of Modern Hebrew Literature in English Translation

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ISBN 10 : 1412818141
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Download or read book Bibliography of Modern Hebrew Literature in English Translation written by and published by Transaction Publishers. This book was released on with total page 132 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Next Year in Jerusalem

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ISBN 10 : 9781612496047
Pages : 324 pages
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Download or read book Next Year in Jerusalem written by Leonard J. Greenspoon and published by Purdue University Press. This book was released on 2019-10-15 with total page 324 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Next Year in Jerusalem recognizes that Jews have often experienced or imaged periods of exile and return in their long tradition. The fourteen papers in this collection examine this phenomenon from different approaches, genres, and media. They cover the period from biblical times through today. Among the exiles highlighted are the Babylonian Exile (sixth century BCE), the exile after the destruction of the Jerusalem Temple (70 CE), and the years after the Crusaders (tenth century CE). Events of return include the aftermath of the Babylonian Exile (fifth century BCE), the centuries after the Temple’s destruction (first and second CE), and the years of the establishment of the modern State of Israel (1948 CE). In each instance authors pay close attention to the historical settings, the literature created by Jews and others, and the theological explanations offered (typically, this was seen as divine punishment or reward for Israel’s behavior). The entire volume is written authoritatively and accessibly.