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Encyclopedia of Jewish-American Literature
  • Format
  • HARDCOVER
  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0816060851
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-6085-6
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $75.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 02/01/2009
  • Dewey Number: 810
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 416

Summary

Jewish-American writing holds an essential place in America's literary tradition, and Jewish-American writers have flourished in many genres, including fiction, drama, poetry, and more. Encyclopedia of Jewish-American Literature examines hundreds of these authors and works, focusing on those that are part of the high school and college curriculum, as well as historically significant and very recent literature.

Coverage includes:

  • The Adventures of Augie March
  • Woody Allen
  • American Pastoral
  • The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas
  • Saul Bellow
  • Michael Chabon
  • Everything Is Illuminated 
  • "Gimpel the Fool"
  • Allen Ginsberg
  • Joseph Heller
  • Erica Jong
  • Denise Levertov
  • Norman Mailer
  • Bernard Malamud
  • Maus
  • Arthur Miller
  • The Natural
  • Tillie Olsen
  • Cynthia Ozick
  • Dorothy Parker
  • Chaim Potok
  • Ragtime
  • Philip Roth
  • Isaac Bashevis Singer
  • Susan Sontag
  • Elie Wiesel
  • and more.

Specifications

Index. Bibliographies. Cross-references.

About the Author(s)

Gloria L. Cronin is professor of English at Brigham Young University. She is co-editor of the Saul Bellow Journal and the author of A Room of His Own: In Search of the Feminine in the Novels of Saul Bellow.

Alan L. Berger is the Raddock Family Eminent Scholar Chair of Holocaust Studies and directs the Center for the Study of Values and Violence after Auschwitz at Florida Atlantic University, where he is also a professor of Judaic studies. Among his books are Crisis and Covenant: The Holocaust in American Jewish Fiction, Judaism in the Modern World, and Children of Job: American Second-Generation Witnesses to the Holocaust.

Reviews and Awards

"Aimed at high school and college readers, teachers, professors, and others with an interest in this subject matter, this encyclopedia is an impressive examination of Jewish-American literature and worthy of consideration."


American Reference Books Annual

"...[a] useful resource for a wide range of patrons."


Library Journal

"...an attractive addition to larger public library as well as academic library collections...an accessible purchase for high schools in which multicultural literature is a focus, and the volume would be an excellent instructional aid for teachers."


Booklist

"Recommended."


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