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Jewish Literature: a Very Short Introduction
Jewish Literature: a Very Short Introduction | Ilan Stavans
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"An in-depth, thorough exploration of modern Jewish literature from 1492 to the 21st century, rotating around the concept of "aterritoriality" to appreciate the diasporic journey Jews have embarked on across geographic and linguistic spheres from 1492 to the present. At the centre of it are canonical figures like Franz Kafka, Isaac Babel, Bruno Schulz, Anne Frank, Martin Buber, Hannah Arendt, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Saul Bellow, Philip Roth, Grace Paley, Jacobo Timerman, Moacyr Scliar, and Susan Sontag. Unlike the output of other national literatures, Jewish literature doesn't have a fixed address. As a result, its practitioners are at once insiders and outsiders"--
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Just discovered the “Very Short Introduction” series the other day at The Strand Bookstore when I stumbled on their current collection and I‘m obsessed! I got this one on Jewish Literature & one on Islamic History that I‘m excited to read too. They have topics on literally everything from science to history to religion to art… I wanna collect them all!!

bibliothecarivs It's a great series! I'm a public librarian and I've added all 600+ VSIs to my library's collection over the last decade. 7mo
breadnroses 600+ 🤯🤯 @bibliothecarivs (edited) 7mo
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