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What Is Jewish Literature? is a richly thoughtful analysis and comprehensive overview of what defines Jewish literature. It is an international collection, an enduring contribution to the literary resource for the those who strive to appreciate, evaluate, and understand the varied riches of Jewish writing.

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FRONT MATTERDonor PageTitle PageCopyright PageDedication PageContentsAcknowledgmentsIntroductionDefining the Indefinable: What Is Jewish Literature?I. Jewish Literature in “Exile”?On Jewish StorytellingAmerica: Toward YavnehThe Question of American Jewish PoetryJewish Dreams and NightmaresII. Jewish, Hebrew, or Israeli Literature?One Literature in Two LanguagesNotes on Hebrew LiteratureIsraeli or Jewish Literature?Modern Hebrew Literature: Zionist Perspectives and Israeli RealitiesIII. Yiddish Language, Jewish Culture?The Story's the ThingTwo Jews Talking: A View of Modern Yiddish LiteratureThe Semiotics of Yiddish CommunicationIV. Individual Voices, A Common Tradition? Four Case StudiesShadows of Identity: A Comparative Study of German Jewish and American Jewish LiteratureLost Voices: Jewish Authors in Modern Arabic LiteratureThe Example of Isaac BabelFrom Newark to Prague: Roth's Place in the American Jewish Literary TraditionNotes on ContributorsSuggested Further ReadingsAnnotated List of AuthorsIndex
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