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Who Wants to Be a Jewish Writer?: And Other Essays

Who Wants to Be a Jewish Writer?: And Other Essays (Hardback)

By Kirsch, Adam

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In this wide-ranging collection, Adam Kirsch, one of today's finest critics, brings together essays on poetry, religion, and the intersections between them, with a particular focus on Jewish literature. He explores the question of what defines Jewish literature, the relationship ...between poetry and politics, and the future of literary reputation in the age of the internet. Several essays look at the way individual Jewish writers like Stefan Zweig and Isaac Deutscher, who coined the phrase the non-Jewish Jew, have dealt with politics. Kirsch also examines questions of spirituality and morality in the writings of contemporary poets, including Christian Wiman, Kay Ryan, and Seamus Heaney. Other essays examine why many American Jewish writers have resisted that categorization, inviting us to consider Is there such a thing as Jewish literature?
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ISBN 9780300240139
Released NZ 15 May 2019
Publisher Yale University Press
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780300240139
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
Publisher Yale University Press
Imprint Yale University Press
Released 15 May 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Kirsch, Adam
Category Literary Studies: General
Poetry & Poets
Literature: Texts
Essays, Journals, Letters & Other Prose Works
Jewish studies
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 147mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 21mm
Dewey Code 809.88924
Weight 422g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Jewish literature - History and criticism, Poetry - Political aspects, Poetry - Religious aspects
NBS Text Literary Criticism
ONIX Text General/trade

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