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Product Description: The Holocaust is often said to be unrepresentable. Yet since the 1990s, a new generation of Jewish American writers have been returning to this history again and again, insisting on engaging with it in highly playful, comic, and "impious" ways...read more

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9789004253230 | Rodopi Bv Editions, May 19, 2016, cover price $128.00 | About this edition: The Holocaust is often said to be unrepresentable.

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9780813577401 | Rutgers Univ Pr, March 10, 2016, cover price $90.00

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9780813577395 | Rutgers Univ Pr, March 10, 2016, cover price $27.95

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Product Description: This History offers an unparalleled examination of all aspects of Jewish American literature. Jewish writing has played a central role in the formation of the national literature of the United States, from the Hebraic sources of the Puritan imagination to narratives of immigration and acculturation...read more
By Hana Wirth-Nesher (editor)

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9781107048201 | Cambridge Univ Pr, December 9, 2015, cover price $180.00 | About this edition: This History offers an unparalleled examination of all aspects of Jewish American literature.

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Product Description: WINNER, 2017 Jordan Schnitzer Book Award  Finalist, 2015 National Jewish Book Awards    Young Lions: How Jewish Authors Reinvented the American War Novel shows how Jews, traditionally castigated as weak and cowardly, for thefirst time became the popular literary representatives of what it meantto be a soldier and what it meant to be an American...read more

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9780810131446 | Northwestern Univ Pr, September 30, 2015, cover price $99.95 | About this edition: Young Lions was shortlisted for this year's National Jewish Book Award.
9780412018411, titled "Reviews on Immunoassay Technology" | Chapman & Hall, November 1, 1988, cover price $89.95 | also contains Reviews on Immunoassay Technology | About this edition: Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology publishes authoritative reviews on the occurrence, effects, and fate of pesticide residues and other environmental contaminants.

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9780810131750 | Northwestern Univ Pr, September 30, 2015, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: WINNER, 2017 Jordan Schnitzer Book Award  Finalist, 2015 National Jewish Book Awards    Young Lions: How Jewish Authors Reinvented the American War Novel shows how Jews, traditionally castigated as weak and cowardly, for thefirst time became the popular literary representatives of what it meantto be a soldier and what it meant to be an American.

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Product Description: Argues that debates about Jewish identity and assimilation are signs of creative potential rather than crisis.Identity Papers argues that contemporary Jewish American literature revises our understanding of Jewishness and Jewish difference...read more

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9781438439235 | State Univ of New York Pr, December 1, 2011, cover price $70.00 | About this edition: Argues that debates about Jewish identity and assimilation are signs of creative potential rather than crisis.

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9781438439228 | State Univ of New York Pr, July 2, 2012, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: Argues that debates about Jewish identity and assimilation are signs of creative potential rather than crisis.

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Product Description: In Race, Rights, and Recognition, Dean J. Franco explores the work of recent Jewish American writers, many of whom have taken unpopular stances on social issues, distancing themselves from the politics and public practice of multiculturalism...read more

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9780801450877 | Cornell Univ Pr, June 5, 2012, cover price $51.95 | About this edition: In Race, Rights, and Recognition, Dean J.

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Product Description: In fiction and nonfiction, Asian Americans and Jewish Americans grapple with their "model minority" status and the contested nature of citizenship

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9781439903179 | Temple Univ Pr, April 23, 2011, cover price $70.50 | About this edition: In fiction and nonfiction, Asian Americans and Jewish Americans grapple with their "model minority" status and the contested nature of citizenship

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9781439903186 | Temple Univ Pr, April 23, 2011, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: In fiction and nonfiction, Asian Americans and Jewish Americans grapple with their "model minority" status and the contested nature of citizenship.

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Product Description: Over the last one hundred years, the story of Jews in the United States has been, by and large, one of successful and enthusiastic Americanization. Hundreds of thousands of Jews began the twentieth century as new arrivals to a foreign land yet soon became shapers and definers of American culture itself...read more
By Alan Mintz (foreword by) and Michael Weingrad

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9780815632511 | Syracuse Univ Pr, December 31, 2010, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Over the last one hundred years, the story of Jews in the United States has been, by and large, one of successful and enthusiastic Americanization.

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Product Description: Tony Kushner's award-winning epic play Angels in America was remarkable not only for its sensitive engagement of Jewish- American and gay culture but also for bringing these themes to a mainstream audience. While the play represented a watershed in American theater and culture, it belies a hundred years of previous attention to queer Jewish identity in twentieth-century American literature, drama, and film...read more

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9780815632023 | 1 edition (Syracuse Univ Pr, April 30, 2009), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Tony Kushner's award-winning epic play Angels in America was remarkable not only for its sensitive engagement of Jewish- American and gay culture but also for bringing these themes to a mainstream audience.

Call It English identifies the distinctive voice of Jewish American literature by recovering the multilingual Jewish culture that Jews brought to the United States in their creative encounter with English. In transnational readings of works from the late-nineteenth century to the present by both immigrant and postimmigrant generations, Hana Wirth-Nesher traces the evolution of Yiddish and Hebrew in modern Jewish American prose writing through dialect and accent, cross-cultural translations, and bilingual wordplay. Call It English tells a story of preoccupation with pronunciation, diction, translation, the figurality of Hebrew letters, and the linguistic dimension of home and exile in a culture constituted of sacred, secular, familial, and ancestral languages. Through readings of works by Abraham Cahan, Mary Antin, Henry Roth, Delmore Schwartz, Bernard Malamud, Saul Bellow, Cynthia Ozick, Grace Paley, Philip Roth, Aryeh Lev Stollman, and other writers, it demonstrates how inventive literary strategies are sites of loss and gain, evasion and invention. The first part of the book examines immigrant writing that enacts the drama of acquiring and relinquishing language in an America marked by language debates, local color writing, and nativism. The second part addresses multilingual writing by native-born authors in response to Jewish America's postwar social transformation and to the Holocaust. A profound and eloquently written exploration of bilingual aesthetics and cross-cultural translation, Call It English resounds also with pertinence to other minority and ethnic literatures in the United States.

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9780691121529 | Princeton Univ Pr, December 5, 2005, cover price $55.00 | About this edition: Call It English identifies the distinctive voice of Jewish American literature by recovering the multilingual Jewish culture that Jews brought to the United States in their creative encounter with English.

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9780691138442 | Princeton Univ Pr, October 20, 2008, cover price $30.95 | About this edition: Call It English identifies the distinctive voice of Jewish American literature by recovering the multilingual Jewish culture that Jews brought to the United States in their creative encounter with English.

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9781400829538 | Princeton Univ Pr, October 20, 2008, cover price $22.95

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Product Description: The Writer Uprooted is the first book to examine the emergence of a new generation of Jewish immigrant authors in America, most of whom grew up in formerly communist countries. In essays that are both personal and scholarly, the contributors to this collection chronicle and clarify issues of personal and cultural dislocation and loss, but also affirm the possibilities of reorientation and renewal...read more
By Alvin H. Rosenfeld (editor)

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9780253351449 | Indiana Univ Pr, July 1, 2008, cover price $50.00 | About this edition: The Writer Uprooted is the first book to examine the emergence of a new generation of Jewish immigrant authors in America, most of whom grew up in formerly communist countries.

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9780253219817 | Indiana Univ Pr, July 1, 2008, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: The Writer Uprooted is the first book to examine the emergence of a new generation of Jewish immigrant authors in America, most of whom grew up in formerly communist countries.

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Product Description: How have Jews reshaped their identities as Jews in the face of the radical newness called America? Julian Levinson explores the ways in which exposure to American literary culture―in particular the visionary tradition identified with Ralph Waldo Emerson and Walt Whitman―led American Jewish writers to a new understanding of themselves as Jews...read more

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9780253350817 | Indiana Univ Pr, June 1, 2008, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: How have Jews reshaped their identities as Jews in the face of the radical newness called America?

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Product Description: This collection includes groundbreaking essays, and interviews with scholars and writers which reveal that despite pressures of assimilation, personal goals, and in some cases, anti-Semitism, they have never been able to divorce their lives or literature from their heritage.

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9781403977991 | Palgrave Macmillan, May 29, 2007, cover price $130.00 | About this edition: This collection includes groundbreaking essays, and interviews with scholars and writers which reveal that despite pressures of assimilation, personal goals, and in some cases, anti-Semitism, they have never been able to divorce their lives or literature from their heritage.

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9781403978042 | Palgrave Macmillan, May 29, 2007, cover price $40.00

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Product Description: In Ethnic American Literature: Comparing Chicano, Jewish, and African American Writing, Dean J. Franco offers a comparative approach to ethnic literature that begins by accounting for the intrinsic historical, geographical, and political contingencies of different American cultures...read more

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9780813925592 | Univ of Virginia Pr, October 30, 2006, cover price $55.00 | About this edition: In Ethnic American Literature: Comparing Chicano, Jewish, and African American Writing, Dean J.

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9780813925608 | Univ of Virginia Pr, October 30, 2006, cover price $21.50 | About this edition: In Ethnic American Literature: Comparing Chicano, Jewish, and African American Writing, Dean J.

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Product Description: Janet Burstein argues that American Jewish writers since the 1980s have created a significant literature by wrestling with the troubled legacy of trauma, loss, and exile. Their ranks include Cynthia Ozick, Todd Gitlin, Art Spiegelman, Pearl Abraham, Aryeh Lev Stollman, Jonathan Rosen, and Gerda Lerner...read more

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9780299212407 | Univ of Wisconsin Pr, March 3, 2006, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: Janet Burstein argues that American Jewish writers since the 1980s have created a significant literature by wrestling with the troubled legacy of trauma, loss, and exile.

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Product Description:     When he learned he had ALS and roughly two years to live, literary critic Mark Krupnick returned to the writers who had been his lifelong conversation partners and asked with renewed intensity: how do you live as a Jew, when, mostly, you live in your head? The evocative and sinuous essays collected here are the products of this inquiry...read more
By Jean K. Carney (editor), Mark Krupnick and Mark Shechner (editor)

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9780299214401 | Univ of Wisconsin Pr, January 1, 2006, cover price $26.95 | About this edition:     When he learned he had ALS and roughly two years to live, literary critic Mark Krupnick returned to the writers who had been his lifelong conversation partners and asked with renewed intensity: how do you live as a Jew, when, mostly, you live in your head?

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Product Description: Jews have long occupied visible roles in the South. Jewish families have owned establishments ranging from dry-goods stores to Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, and some of the region's most important writers and scholars have been Jewish...read more

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9780807130438 | Louisiana State Univ Pr, June 24, 2005, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: Jews have long occupied visible roles in the South.

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Product Description: This anthology of scholarship on Jewish women writers is the first to focus on what it is to be a woman and a Jew and to explore how the two identities variously support and oppose each other. The collection is part of a growing scholarship that reflects the enormous output of writing by Jewish women since the second wave of the women's movement in the 1970s...read more
By Lois E. Rubin (editor)

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9780874138993 | Univ of Delaware Pr, June 1, 2005, cover price $80.00 | About this edition: This anthology of scholarship on Jewish women writers is the first to focus on what it is to be a woman and a Jew and to explore how the two identities variously support and oppose each other.

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Product Description: "Jewish culture in America is creating a genuinely new archive---a powerful admixture of texts old and new, Jewish and gentile, sacred and secular, on which our writers and critics offer creative commentary and to which they make compelling response...read more
By Sara Blair (editor) and Jonathan Freedman (editor)

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9780472098804 | Univ of Michigan Pr, October 11, 2004, cover price $85.00

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9780472068807 | Univ of Michigan Pr, October 11, 2004, cover price $28.95 | About this edition: "Jewish culture in America is creating a genuinely new archive---a powerful admixture of texts old and new, Jewish and gentile, sacred and secular, on which our writers and critics offer creative commentary and to which they make compelling response.

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Product Description:     Nearly two million Jewish men, women, and children emigrated from Eastern Europe between 1882 and 1924 and settled in, or passed through, the Lower East Side of New York City. Sanford Sternlicht tells the story of his own childhood in this vibrant neighborhood and puts it within the context of fourteen early twentieth-century East Side writers...read more

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9780299204808 | Univ of Wisconsin Pr, October 15, 2004, cover price $45.00 | About this edition:     Nearly two million Jewish men, women, and children emigrated from Eastern Europe between 1882 and 1924 and settled in, or passed through, the Lower East Side of New York City.

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9780299204846 | Univ of Wisconsin Pr, October 15, 2004, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: Nearly two million Jewish men, women, and children emigrated from Eastern Europe between 1882 and 1924 and settled in, or passed through, the Lower East Side of New York City.

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Product Description: Challenging the notion that Jewish American and Holocaust literature have exhausted their limits, this volume reexamines these closely linked traditions in light of recent postmodern theory. Composed against the tumultuous background of great cultural transition and unprecedented state-sponsored systematic murder, Jewish American and Holocaust literature both address the concerns of postmodern human existence in extremis...read more
By Alan L. Berger (editor) and Gloria L. Cronin (editor)

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9780791462096 | State Univ of New York Pr, October 15, 2004, cover price $75.50 | About this edition: Challenging the notion that Jewish American and Holocaust literature have exhausted their limits, this volume reexamines these closely linked traditions in light of recent postmodern theory.

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9780791462102 | State Univ of New York Pr, October 15, 2004, cover price $31.95

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Product Description: In this important new study, Judith Oster looks at the literature of Chinese Americans and Jewish Americans in relation to each other. Examining what is most at issue for both groups as they live between two cultures, languages, and environments, Oster focuses on the struggles of protagonists to form identities that are necessarily bicultural and always in process...read more

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9780826214867 | Univ of Missouri Pr, November 1, 2003, cover price $55.00 | About this edition: In this important new study, Judith Oster looks at the literature of Chinese Americans and Jewish Americans in relation to each other.

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Product Description: Jewish Americans produced some of the most important writing in the U.S. in the twentieth century. This Companion addresses the distinctive Jewish American contribution to American literary criticism, poetry and popular culture. It establishes the broadest possible context for the discussion of Jewish American identity as it intersects with the corpus of American literature...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By Michael P. Kramer (editor) and Hana Wirth-Nesher (editor)

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9780521792936 | Cambridge Univ Pr, June 30, 2003, cover price $115.00

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9780521796996 | Cambridge Univ Pr, July 1, 2003, cover price $34.99 | About this edition: Jewish Americans produced some of the most important writing in the U.

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Product Description: Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt/M., New York, Wien.

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9780820459110 | Peter Lang Pub Inc, April 1, 2003, cover price $51.95 | About this edition: Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt/M.
9783906769745 | Peter Lang, April 1, 2003, cover price $69.95 | About this edition: This book explores Jewishness in the writings of Isaac Bashevis Singer.

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An in-depth study of the Jewish image in poetry, drama, and fiction by Jewish and non-Jewish writers from the late eighteenth century to 1900 (view table of contents)

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9780827600546 | 1 edition (Jewish Pubn Society, November 1, 1974), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: An in-depth study of the Jewish image in poetry, drama, and fiction by Jewish and non-Jewish writers from the late eighteenth century to 1900

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9780815629917 | 2 edition (Syracuse Univ Pr, February 1, 2003), cover price $39.95

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