New PDF release: Red, Black, and Jew: New Frontiers in Hebrew Literature

By Stephen Katz

ISBN-10: 0292719264

ISBN-13: 9780292719262

ISBN-10: 0292723563

ISBN-13: 9780292723566

among 1890 and 1924, greater than million Jewish immigrants landed on America's shorelines. the tale in their integration into American society, as they traversed the tough course among assimilation and retention of a distinct cultural id, is recorded in lots of works via American Hebrew writers. "Red, Black, and Jew" illuminates a distinct and sometimes missed element of those literary achievements, charting the ways that the local American and African American inventive cultures served as a version for works produced in the minority Jewish neighborhood. Exploring the anomaly of Hebrew literature within the usa, during which separateness, and engagement and acculturation, are both robust impulses, Stephen Katz offers voluminous examples of a technique which may eventually be thought of Americanization. Key parts of this procedure, Katz argues, have been poems and works of prose fiction written in a fashion that evoked local American types or African American folks songs and hymns. Such Hebrew writings provided the US as a unified society which could assimilate all overseas cultures.
At no different time within the heritage of Jews in diaspora have Hebrew writers thought of the destiny of alternative minorities to this type of measure. Katz additionally explores the impression of the production of the country of Israel in this technique, a change that resulted in ambivalence in American Hebrew literature as writers got a decision among worlds. Re-examining long-neglected writers throughout a large spectrum, "Red, Black, and Jew" celebrates a big bankruptcy within the heritage of Hebrew belles lettres.

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