The Resource The inveterate dreamer : essays and conversations on Jewish culture, Ilan Stavans

The inveterate dreamer : essays and conversations on Jewish culture, Ilan Stavans

Label
The inveterate dreamer : essays and conversations on Jewish culture
Title
The inveterate dreamer
Title remainder
essays and conversations on Jewish culture
Statement of responsibility
Ilan Stavans
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Not only do "modern" Jewish languages like Yiddish and Hebrew have their own Jewish writers, but every major Western tongue-from German and Russian to English and Portuguese-does as well. These writers are often at the crossroad between the two traditions: their Jewish one and their own national one. Is there such a thing as a modern Jewish literary tradition, one navigating across linguistic and national lines? If so, how should one define it? Stavans explores the problems and prospects of representing Jewish experiences through such media as Holocaust memoirs and Jewish museums; astutely comments on well-known intellectual figures, including Lionel Trilling, Isaac Babel, Primo Levi, Harold Bloom, and Walter Benjamin; engages in memorable conversations with Norman Manea, Joseph Brodsky, and Ariel Dorfman; and offers compelling glimpses of revelatory moments in his own life
Member of
Action
digitized
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
VVN
Dewey number
305.892/4
Index
index present
LC call number
DS113
LC item number
.S73 2001eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Texts & contexts
Label
The inveterate dreamer : essays and conversations on Jewish culture, Ilan Stavans
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-284) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pt. I. Language & Tradition -- Language and Tradition -- pt. 2. Essays -- George Steiner's Errata -- Man of Ashes: Novelizing the Holocaust? -- Arthur A. Cohen: Reader -- Mestizo -- A.B. Yehoshua -- Stones and Ideas: David Hare's Via Dolorosa -- Alberto Gerchunoff's Jewish Gauchos -- Nathan Englander -- Danilo Kis in Buenos Aires -- Harold Bloom: A Microprofile -- On Moacyr Scliar -- Elias Canetti: Sephardic Master -- Hotel Bolivia -- On Lionel Trilling -- Primo Levi: Tragedy of an Optimist -- Isaac Babel: Tales of Ambivalence -- Marcos Aguinis: The Inveterate Dreamer -- Peter Nadas: The End of a Family Story -- Kafka's Last Letter: A Heaven without Crows -- Arthur Schnitzler and Stanley Kubrick -- Borges's Jewish "Yo" -- The Verbal Quest -- Museum Fever -- David Roskies's Shtetl -- The Name -- Walter Benjamin: The Demon of Inspiration -- Isaac Goldemberg's Mixed Blood -- pt. 3. Conversations -- Norman Manca -- Joseph Brodsky -- Ariel Dorfman -- pt. 4. In the First Person -- Hanukkah: A Brief Reminiscence -- September 19, 1985 -- A Matter of Choice: Response to a Questionnaire -- Lost in Translation: An Autobiographical Essay -- pt. 5. Memory & Literature -- Memory and Literature
Control code
ocm49870067
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 306 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780803242845
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35867061
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)49870067
  • pebcs0803242840
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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