American Jewish Fiction

American Jewish Fiction

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This new volume in the JPS Guides series is a fiction readera€™s dream: a guide to 125 remarkable works of fiction. The selection includes a wide range of classic American Jewish novels and story collections, from 1867 to the present, selected by the author in consultation with a panel of literary scholars and book industry professionals. Roth, Mailer, Kellerman, Chabon, Ozick, Heller, and dozens of other celebrated writers are here, with their most notable works. Each entry includes a book summary, with historical context and background on the author. Suggestions for further reading point to other books that match readersa€™ interests and favorite writers. And the introduction is a fascinating exploration of the history of and important themes in American Jewish Fiction, illustrating how Jewish writing in the U.S. has been in constant dialogue with popular entertainment and intellectual life. Included in this guide are lists of book award winners; recommended anthologies; title, author, and subject indexes; and more.A JPS Guide Josh Lambert ... Good as Gold, meanwhile, if not quite as classic, is just as funny as Catch- 22 and as Jewish as it gets. ... Occasionally, Heller quotes real news articles and politiciansa#39; statements, and thata#39;s when the satire turns bitterest: a€œAsked about his role in the Cambodian war, in which an estimated five anbsp;...

Title:American Jewish Fiction
Author:Josh Lambert
Publisher:Jewish Publication Society - 2010-01-01


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