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Haunted in the New World

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Informationen zum Autor Donald Weber is Lucia, Ruth, and Elizabeth MacGregor Professor of English at Mount Holyoke College. His es... Lire la suite
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Informationen zum Autor Donald Weber is Lucia, Ruth, and Elizabeth MacGregor Professor of English at Mount Holyoke College. His essays on Jewish American literature and popular culture have appeared in many publications, including The Forward, and he is author of Rhetoric and History in Revolutionary New England. He lives in Amherst, Massachusetts. Klappentext An insightful contribution to the understanding of Jewish American culture! seen through the lens of novels! films! TV! and stand-up comedy from the first half of the 20th century. Zusammenfassung Maps the affective landscape of Jewish American culture. This book offers a genealogy of the emotions - shame and self-hatred, nostalgic longing and the impulse to forget - that organized 20th-century Jewish American expressive culture. Inhaltsverzeichnis Contents Acknowledgments Introduction: Adjusting to America 1. Outsider in the Old World, Greenhorn in the New: Christopher Newman and David Levinsky 2. Gastronomic Nostalgia: Anzia Yezierska 3. The Claims of Descent: Immigrant Cinema 4. Haunted in the New World: Henry Roth 5. To Make "a Jew": Projecting Antisemitism in Post-War America 6. Memory and Repression: Goldberg Variations 7. The "Jewish Opera": Saul Bellow and Other Jewish Sons Epilogue: Nostalgia and 1950s Popular Culture Notes Bibliography Index

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An insightful contribution to the understanding of Jewish American culture, seen through the lens of novels, films, TV, and stand-up comedy from the first half of the 20th century.

Résumé
Maps the affective landscape of Jewish American culture. This book offers a genealogy of the emotions - shame and self-hatred, nostalgic longing and the impulse to forget - that organized 20th-century Jewish American expressive culture.

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Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Adjusting to America
1. Outsider in the Old World, Greenhorn in the New: Christopher Newman and David Levinsky
2. Gastronomic Nostalgia: Anzia Yezierska
3. The Claims of Descent: Immigrant Cinema
4. Haunted in the New World: Henry Roth
5. To Make "a Jew": Projecting Antisemitism in Post-War America
6. Memory and Repression: Goldberg Variations
7. The "Jewish Opera": Saul Bellow and Other Jewish Sons
Epilogue: Nostalgia and 1950s Popular Culture
Notes
Bibliography
Index

Informations sur le produit

Titre: Haunted in the New World
Sous-titre: Jewish American Culture from Cahan to "The Goldbergs"
Auteur:
Code EAN: 9780253345790
ISBN: 0253345790
Format: Livre Relié
nombre de pages: 268
Poids: 572g
Taille: H240mm x B161mm x T19mm
Année: 2005