Jewish Literature: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) (Paperback)

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Jewish Literature: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) (Paperback)

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The story of Jewish literature is a kaleidoscopic one, multilingual and transnational in character, spanning the globe as well as the centuries.

In this broad, thought-provoking introduction to Jewish literature from 1492 to the present, cultural historian Ilan Stavans focuses on its multilingual and transnational nature. Stavans presents a wide range of traditions within Jewish literature and the variety of writers who made those traditions
possible. Represented are writers as dissimilar as Luis de Carvajal the Younger, Franz Kafka, Bruno Schulz, Isaac Babel, Anzia Yezierska, Elias Canetti, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Irving Howe, Clarice Lispector, Susan Sontag, Philip Roth, Grace Paley, Amos Oz, Moacyr Scliar, and David Grossman.

The story of Jewish literature spans the globe as well as the centuries, from the marrano poets and memorialists of medieval Spain, to the sprawling Yiddish writing in Ashkenaz (the Pale of Settlement' in Eastern Europe), to the probing narratives of Jewish immigrants to the United States and other
parts of the New World. It also examines the accounts of horror during the Holocaust, the work of Israeli authors since the creation of the Jewish State in 1948, and the ingathering of Jewish works in Brazil, Bulgaria, Argentina, and South Africa at the end of the twentieth century. This
kaleidoscopic introduction to Jewish literature presents its subject matter as constantly changing and adapting.
Ilan Stavans is Lewis-Sebring Professor of Humanities, Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College. His books include How Yiddish Changed America and How America Changed Yiddish and Oy, Caramba!: An Anthology of Jewish Stories from Latin American, and he is the editor of The Oxford Book ofJewish Stories. His worked has been translated into twenty languages and has been adapted for film, TV, radio, and theater.
Product Details ISBN: 9780190076979
ISBN-10: 0190076976
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: July 1st, 2021
Pages: 176
Language: English
Series: Very Short Introductions

THE SANTA FE LITERARY FESTIVAL

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Bestselling, prizewinning authors and literary legends like Margaret Atwood, Joy Harjo, Colson Whitehead, Sandra Cisneros, John Grisham, amongst others, will headline the festival, discussing their work with readings and book signings that set the stage for further inspired conversations.

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Margaret Atwood     Freddie Bitsoie     Sandra Cisneros

Lynn Cline     William deBuys     Ashley Ford

John Grisham     Roshi Joan Halifax     Joy Harjo

Anne Hillerman     Cheryl Alters Jamison     Craig Johnson

Asma Khan     Phil Klay      Jon Krakauer

Valeria Luiselli     Deborah Madison      Emily St. John Mandel

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