The Resource A measure of memory : storytelling and identity in American Jewish fiction, Victoria Aarons

A measure of memory : storytelling and identity in American Jewish fiction, Victoria Aarons

Label
A measure of memory : storytelling and identity in American Jewish fiction
Title
A measure of memory
Title remainder
storytelling and identity in American Jewish fiction
Statement of responsibility
Victoria Aarons
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A Measure of Memory explores the importance of storytelling in articulating the vicissitudes of individual and communal identity in twentieth-century American Jewish fiction. Focusing primarily on the short story and on major figures such as Sholom Aleichem, Delmore Schwartz, Philip Roth, Bernard Malamud, J. D. Salinger, and Art Spiegelman, Victoria Aarons examines the characteristically self-reflexive narratives of Jewish literature, ranging from Hebrew scripture, the Jewish Enlightenment, and Yiddish literature to the postmodernism of Grace Paley and the feminism of Lynne Sharon Schwartz, Francine Prose, and Leslea Newman. Aarons demonstrates how, in telling their personal histories, characters in American Jewish fiction bear witness to the survival - if only in memory - of a community. Their stories speak to a shared defeat and achievement and thus to a shared but evolving cultural ethos
Dewey number
813.009/8924
Index
index present
LC call number
PS153.J4
LC item number
A18 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
A measure of memory : storytelling and identity in American Jewish fiction, Victoria Aarons
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
Ch. I. Introduction: The Stories They Tell -- Ch. II. The Ethical Fiction of Delmore Schwartz: Identity, Generation, and Culture -- Ch. III. Telling History: Generations of Voices in American Jewish Fiction -- Ch. IV. "Believe me, there are Jews everywhere" - Accidental Connections in the Most Unlikely Places: A Reading of Bernard Malamud -- Ch. V. Margins of Hope: Grace Paley's Language of Memory -- Ch. VI. Epilogue: New Voices, Old Stories
Control code
000011563030
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 218 p.
Isbn
9780820317731
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95013362
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System control number
  • 33217005300877
  • (OCoLC)32237436

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