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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (1): 67–73.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Irene Tucker Call It English: The Languages of Jewish American Literature , by Wirth-Nesher Hana , Princeton : Princeton University Press , 2006 . 224 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2007 m Reviews Writing Jewish Call It English: The Languages o f Jewish American...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (3): 298–327.
Published: 01 September 2003
...Leena Kore Schröder Copyright © Hofstra University 2003 HI Tales of Abjection and Miscegenation: Virginia Woolf s and Leonard Woolf s “Jewish” Stories Leena Kore Schröder T h e r e can be no straightforward account of attitudes toward Jewishness in the work of Virginia...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 121–144.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Adrian Wanner The city of Odessa has gained prominence in twentieth-century literature as a symbolic hub of sensuality, irreverent humor, and criminal ingenuity. While Odessa’s storied ethnic diversity is now largely reduced to a Russian/Ukrainian binary, the multicultural and Jewish Odessa lives...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (2): 233–264.
Published: 01 June 2020
...John Engle Mostly dismissed as a trivial entertainment, Frederick Kohner’s Gidget: The Little Girl with Big Ideas (1957) is in fact a telling aesthetic and cultural document. University of Vienna PhD, Jewish exile from Nazi Germany, and successful Hollywood screenwriter Kohner empathetically...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (1): 114–124.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Matthias Piccolruaz Konzett Klezmer America: Jewishness, Ethnicity, Modernity , by Freedman Jonathan , New York : Columbia University Press , 2008 . 388 pages. Multiculturalism and the Jews , by Gilman Sander L. , New York : Routledge, Taylor, and Francis , 2006 . 293...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (3): 273–306.
Published: 01 September 2008
... to be identified as Jewish during the course of their travels. Writing to Margaret Llewelyn Davies on 28 April, she says: “we have got a letter from prince Bismarck in our pocket, as people say we might be unpopular as we are Jews” (Let­ ters 5: 388).2 Two weeks earlier, detailing in her diary her...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 145–166.
Published: 01 March 2019
... depicts a transnational, multicultural, and morally ambivalent world in which his protagonists travel between Russia and the United States, bringing US American culture and consumerist artifacts to Russia. Contemporary Russian-speaking Jewish writers in North America are similarly divided...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (4): 674–680.
Published: 01 December 2013
... to exile either in Brazil or the United States. There is no mention of an “American” or “Latin American” dream here. It just happened. But while the location of Lispector’s birth may not be important, her being Jewish plays a crucial role in Moser’s sketching of her life. Being displaced...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (2): 254–259.
Published: 01 June 2010
...-speaking  Jewry (in its broadest sense and irrespective of discipline), and on behalf of Jewish national development” (13). A group of activists fought to make Yiddish (rather than Hebrew) the main form of cultural expression of a diasporic Jewish population. This attempt was at once similar...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (4): 482–488.
Published: 01 December 2006
..., ethnic and Jewish identity, narrative form, masculinity and gender studies, Holocaust studies, and American social history. Shostak suggests that R oth’s central preoccupation—if he can be said to have one at all—is subjectivity. Consequently, Shostak examines R oth’s oeuvre as a kind...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (2): 196–220.
Published: 01 June 2010
... or unconscious, just as the hysteric cannot recall the repressed that inhabits her. In The White Hotel the “unconscious” of Freudian psychoanalysis is Jewish historical pain—the traumatic and unbearable affect that constitutes the forgotten or occluded of Freud’s interpretation of Lisa in “Frau Anna G...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2024) 70 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2024
... in English ( Khalidi and Wallace 2018) and Hebrew ( Gaon 2008) , and of recent English-language scholarship on Kanafani (notably Abdel-Malek 2005 ; Abu-Manneh 2016) , we argue here not only that Kanafani’s portrayal of the confrontation between Palestinians and Jewish Israelis is deeply humanistic...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 March 2015
...: Holocaust survivor and international peace activist Elie Wiesel has used his stature to publicly contest any account of the Holocaust that doesn’t insist on what Peter Novick called “the conceptual priority of Jewish victimhood” (2000, 218). 6 By arguing for the primacy of Jewish victimhood, Wiesel...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 1–22.
Published: 01 March 2019
... Anna . 2016 . “ Introduction to the New Wave of Russian Jewish American Culture .” East European Jewish Affairs 46 , no 3 : 241 – 44 . Kelertas Violeta , ed. 2006 . Baltic Postcolonialism . Amsterdam : Rodopi . Kennedy Michael D. 2002 . Cultural Formations of Post...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (3): 420.
Published: 01 September 2003
... of the figure of the Jew and Jewishness in such cultural expres­ sions as literary and non-literary writing, art and museum exhibitions, film, music, and theater. We expect these essays to question, challenge, and redefine the terms philosemitism and antisemitism and to complicate what...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (2): 251–258.
Published: 01 June 2014
... a critique of a dictator. By casting Robin as a representation of disturbingly proto-fascist politics, however, Spiro suggests that Barnes’s character can be understood in the larger, historical context of the rise of Nazism. In Chapter Three: “Seeing Jewish or Seeing ‘the Jew’? The Spectral...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (2): 161–190.
Published: 01 June 2018
..., and American Pastoral addresses them in relation to the myth of the American Dream and “what kind of country America really is.” African Americans, however, remain largely neglected in current scholarship of Roth’s novel. Roth’s protagonist is Seymour Irving Levov (“the Swede”), the grandson of Jewish...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2005
....” I would argue that in American Pastoral, Roth, in the guise of his alter ego Nathan Zuckerman, returns to a consideration of the sixties, but with a less satiri­ cal, more elegiac voice. At the center of American Pastoral is Swede Levov, the benevolent Jewish American liberal Roth describes...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (3): 406–413.
Published: 01 September 2007
...Delia C. Konzett Ethnic American Literature: Comparing Chicano, Jewish, and African American Writing , by Franco Dean J. , Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press , 2006 . 219 pages. Trailing Clouds: Immigrant Fiction in Contemporary America , by Cowart David...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (3): 372–378.
Published: 01 September 2023
... make the concept of no-self not a universal spiritual aspiration that means the same thing to all people everywhere but a very questionable concept that authors approach very differently according to their own gendered and racialized identities. “Thomas Merton and Christian and Jewish Pilgrims...