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Arguing the Modern Jewish Canon : Essays on Literature and Culture in Hnoor of Ruth R. Wisse (Hardcover)

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<p> Ruth R. Wisse is a leading scholar of Yiddish and Jewish literary studies and one of our most fearless public intellectuals on issues relating to Jewish society and culture. In this celebratory volume, Wisse's colleagues pay tribute to her with a collection of critical essays whose subjects break new ground in Yiddish, Hebrew, Israeli, American, European, and Holocaust literature. Inspired by her award-winning book, The Modern Jewish Canon, Wisse's fellow scholars take up many questions raised by her definition of Jewish canonicity, while offering new readings of such disparate writers as George Eliot, Isaac Babel, J. D. Salinger, S. Y. Agnon, Philip Roth, and many others. </p>

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Publisher Harvard University Press
Mfg Part# 9780674025851
SKU 204797175
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0674025857
Release Date 1/7/2008
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0721
Publisher Harvard University Press
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