Blacks And Jews In Literary Conversation by Emily Miller BudickBlacks And Jews In Literary Conversation by Emily Miller Budick

Blacks And Jews In Literary Conversation

byEmily Miller Budick

Paperback | September 28, 1998

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In an attempt to lend a more nuanced ear to the ongoing dialogue between African and Jewish Americans, Emily Budick examines the works of a range of writers, critics, and academics from the 1950s through the 1980s. This study records conversations both explicit, such as essays and letters, and indirect, such as the fiction of Bernard Malamud, Philip Roth, Alice Walker, Cynthia Ozick, Toni Morrison, and James Baldwin. The purpose is to understand how this dialogue has engendered misperceptions and misunderstandings, and how blacks and Jews in America have both sought and resisted assimilation.
Title:Blacks And Jews In Literary ConversationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.71 inPublished:September 28, 1998Publisher:Cambridge University Press

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ISBN - 10:0521635756

ISBN - 13:9780521635752

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Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Mutual textual criticism of Black-Jewish Identity; 2. Crisis and commentary in African-Jewish American relations; 3. Race, homeland, and the construction of Jewish American identity; 4. Cultural autonomy, supersessionism, and the Jew in African American fiction; 5. 'The anguish of the other'; On the mutual displacements, appropriations, and accomodations of culture.

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"...the book eloquently voices a theme that runs throughout African American and Jewixh American relations...The most important contribution of Blacks and Jews in Literary Conversation lies in its thorough, thoughtful tracing of these dialogues as it works out, in essay form, the vicissitudes of black-Jewixh relations." Contemporary Literature