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Author Schreier, Benjamin,
Title The impossible Jew : identity and the reconstruction of Jewish American literary history / Benjamin Schreier.
Imprint New York ; London : New York University Press, [2015]
©2015.

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 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  PS153.J4 S37 2015    AVAILABLE  
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 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  PS153.J4 S37 2015    AVAILABLE  
Author Schreier, Benjamin,
Subject Cahan, Abraham, 1860-1951 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Roth, Philip -- Criticism and interpretation.
Foer, Jonathan Safran, 1977- -- Criticism and interpretation.
Jewish literature -- United States -- History and criticism.
Jews -- Identity.
Description x, 270 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-257) and index.
Contents Introduction: The school of criticism I wouldn't be caught dead in: a polemic on theorizing the field -- 1. Toward a critical semitism: on not answering the Jewish question in literary studies -- 2. Against the dialectic of nation: Abraham Cahan and desire's spectral Jew -- 3. The negative desire of Jewish representation; or, why were the New York intellectuals Jewish? -- 4. Why Jews aren't normal: the unrepresentable future of Philip Roth's the counterlife -- 5. 9/11's stealthy Jews: Jonathan Safran Foer and the irrepresentation of identity.
ISBN 9781479868681 (cl : alk. paper)
147986868X (cl : alk. paper)
9781479895847 (pb : alk. paper)
1479895849 (pb : alk. paper)
ISBN/ISSN 40025045546
OCLC # 895500923


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