SUNY series in Modern Jewish Literature and Culture

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Belonging Too Well

Shows how Ozick’s characters attempt to mediate a complex Jewish identity, one that bridges the differences between traditional Judaism and secular American culture.

Where We Find Ourselves

Explores the universal longing for home, illuminated through the essays, poetry, and fiction of forty Jewish women writers from around the world.

Poets on the Edge

Edited and translated by Tsipi Keller
Introduction by Aminadav Dykman
Subjects: General Interest
Series: SUNY series in Modern Jewish Literature and Culture

Selections from twenty-seven Hebrew poets, many of whose poems appear here in English for the first time.

American Talmud

Looks at the role of Jewish American fiction in the larger context of American culture.

Shared Stages

Ten contemporary plays that dramatize the volatile relationships between Blacks and Jews in American society.

A Spiritual Life

Includes new and updated material, as well as a readers’ guide with questions for writing and discussion groups.

Landmark Yiddish Plays

Introduces readers to comic and tragic masterpieces spanning 150 years of Yiddish drama.

Mocking the Age

Explores the comic devices Roth uses to satirize his times, the Jewish community, and himself.

Jewish American and Holocaust Literature

Deepens and enriches our understanding of the Jewish literary tradition and the implications of the Shoah.

Funny, It Doesn't Sound Jewish

Documents the influence of Jewish music on American popular song.

Shattered Vessels

The first book-length study of the Israeli novelist David Shahar.

Joining the Sisterhood

Essays and poems that offer insight into what it means to be a young Jewish woman today.

Over the Rooftops of Time

Wide-ranging and poignant reflections on literature, art, science, and memory.

Somber Lust

A comprehensive study of Israel’s most internationally celebrated writer.

The Magic Worlds of Bernard Malamud

Offers personal recollections of and critical perspectives on this major American author.

Ideology and Jewish Identity in Israeli and American Literature

Israeli and American critics debate what constitutes Jewish identity in modern Jewish literature.

Living Root

In this literary memoir, poet and essayist Michael Heller interweaves family and personal history with reflections on language, poetry, religion, and memory itself.

Not One of Them in Place

Explores the ways in which Jewish American poetry engages persistent questions of modern Jewish identity.

Memory and Mastery

Interdisciplinary explorations into the work of one of the premier writer-survivors of the Holocaust.

Imagining Each Other

Explores the complex ways in which Blacks and Jews have portrayed each other in recent American literature.

Dreaming the Actual

This anthology of contemporary fiction and poetry by Israeli women writers includes works originally written in Hebrew, Arabic, Russian, and English.

Biblical Parables and Their Modern Re-creations

Offers a penetrating cross-cultural analysis of the enduring genre of parables, revealing a dramatic social, cultural, and political shift in the way we view the divine.

The Girls

Tells the stories of the Jewish women who came of age in Brownsville, Brooklyn, in the 1940s and 1950s--the choices they made, and the boundaries within which they made them.

A Brush with Death

Recounts the author’s experiences during the Holocaust, from the time of the Nazi invasion of Poland to the liberation of the Theresienstadt concentration camp by the Red Army in 1945.

Children of Job

An original contribution to Holocaust studies that demonstrates the theological and psychosocial issues emerging in novels and films by sons and daughters of survivors.