Books in category Literary Criticism – Jewish

  • Kafka and Cultural Zionism

    Kafka and Cultural Zionism
    Iris Bruce

    Kafka and Cultural Zionism is an illumination of the individual Jewish identity of this major modernist German author.

  • A Menorah for Athena

    A Menorah for Athena
    Stephen Fredman

    A Menorah for Athena, the first extended treatment of Reznikoff's work, appears at a time of renewed interest in his contribution to American poetry.

  • Belonging Too Well

    Belonging Too Well
    Miriam Sivan

    Shows how Ozick’s characters attempt to mediate a complex Jewish identity, one that bridges the differences between traditional Judaism and secular American culture.

  • The Joys of Hebrew

    The Joys of Hebrew
    Lewis Glinert

    The first such guide to Hebrew, this volume is more than a mere lexicon–it is a jubilant celebration of Hebrew itself, a treasure trove of Jewish wit, wisdom, culture, and tradition.

  • Turning Up the Flame

    Turning Up the Flame
    Jay L. Halio, Ben Siegel

    This is the only essay collection devoted primarily to Roth's fiction of the last two decades. It includes fourteen essays, written by some of the leading Roth specialists in this country and abroad."–BOOK JACKET.

  • City of Rogues and Schnorrers

    City of Rogues and Schnorrers
    Jarrod Tanny

    The book shows how the art of eminent Soviet-era figures such as Isaac Babel, Il'ia Ilf, Evgenii Petrov, and Leonid Utesov grew out of the Odessa Russian-Jewish culture into which they were born and which shaped their lives.

  • The German Jewish Experience Revisited

    The German-Jewish Experience Revisited
    Steven E. Aschheim, Vivian Liska

    This volume includes both historical treatments of differing German-Jewish understandings of their experience – their relations to their Judaism, general culture and to other Jews – and contemporary reflections and competing …

  • American Jewish Fiction

    American Jewish Fiction
    Josh Lambert

    This new volume in the JPS Guides series is a fiction reader?s dream: a guide to 125 remarkable works of fiction.

  • The Jewish Moral Virtues

    The Jewish Moral Virtues
    Eugene B. Borowitz, Frances Weinman Schwartz

    This collection is structured upon the twenty-four virtues selected by a thirteenth-century Roman Jew, Yehiel ben Yekutiel, including trustworthiness, lovingkindness, compassion, generosity, charity, humility, and pure-heartedness, among …

  • Perec Modiano Raczymow

    Perec, Modiano, Raczymow
    Annelies Schulte Nordholt

    Le présent ouvrage se veut une étude d¿ensemble de la « littérature de la génération d¿après », en passant par une analyse comparative de trois ¿uvres : celles de Georges Perec, de Patrick Modiano et de Henri Raczymow.

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