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The Resource Discovering exile : Yiddish and Jewish American culture during the Holocaust, Anita Norich

Discovering exile : Yiddish and Jewish American culture during the Holocaust, Anita Norich

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Discovering exile : Yiddish and Jewish American culture during the Holocaust
Title
Discovering exile
Title remainder
Yiddish and Jewish American culture during the Holocaust
Statement of responsibility
Anita Norich
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Discovering Exile analyzes American Yiddish culture and its development during the European Holocaust and shows how our understanding of American Jewish culture has been utterly distorted by the omission of this context. It explores responses to some of the most intense cultural controversies of the period, examining texts in various genres written by the most important Yiddish writers and critics and placing them at the center of discussions of literary modernism and cultural modernity." "American Jews who wrote in English in this period provide a counterpoint to and commentary on this Yiddish story. Norich seeks to demythologize Yiddish as mameloshn (mother tongue) - as merely the language of the home and the past - by returning to a time of great, if ironic, vibrancy, when Yiddish writers confronted the very nature of their existence in unprecedented ways. Under increasing pressure of news from the war front and silence from home, these writers re-imagined modernism, the Enlightenment, political engagement, literary conventions, and symbolic language."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
DLC
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1952-
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Norich, Anita
Dewey number
839/.1309973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PJ5151.1
LC item number
.N67 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Stanford studies in Jewish history and culture
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  • Asch, Sholem
  • Glatstein, Jacob
  • Yiddish literature
  • Yiddish literature
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Jews
  • Authors, Yiddish
Label
Discovering exile : Yiddish and Jewish American culture during the Holocaust, Anita Norich
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-207) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
80019874
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 215 pages
Isbn
9780804756907
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007001775
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)80019874
Label
Discovering exile : Yiddish and Jewish American culture during the Holocaust, Anita Norich
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-207) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
80019874
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 215 pages
Isbn
9780804756907
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007001775
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)80019874

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