Modern Jewish Canon by Ruth R. Wisse
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Modern Jewish Canon
By Ruth R. Wisse

Modern Jewish Canon

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Modern Jewish Canon by Ruth R. Wisse

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What makes a great Jewish book? In fact, what makes a book "Jewish" in the first place? Ruth R. Wisse eloquently fields these questions in "The Modern Jewish Canon", her compassionate, insightful guide to the finest Jewish literature of the 20th century. From Isaac Babel to Isaac Bashevis Singer, Elie Wiesel to Cynthia Ozick, Wisse's "The Modern Jewish Canon" is a book that every student of Jewish literature, and every reader of great fiction, should enjoy.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780226903187
ISBN-10: 0226903184
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 180mm x 22mm)
Pages: 396
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 2-Apr-2003
Country of Publication: United States

Books By Author Ruth R. Wisse

Glatstein Chronicles by Ruth R. Wisse Glatstein Chronicles, Paperback (November 2010)

In 1934, with World War II on the horizon, writer Jacob Glatstein (1896-1971) travelled from his home in America to his native Poland to visit his dying mother. He is one of the foremost Yiddish poets of the day. This title is based on his journey, which intertwines his childhood memories with observations of growing anti-Semitism in Europe.

I.L.Peretz Reader by Ruth R. Wisse I.L.Peretz Reader, Paperback (August 2002)

Isaac Leybush Peretz (1852-1915) is an influential figure of modern Jewish culture. This volume, which presents a memoir, poem, travelogue and 26 stories by Peretz, also provides an essay about Peretz's life by Ruth R. Wisse, and Peretz's great visionary drama "A Night in the Old Marketplace".

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Author Biography - Ruth R. Wisse

Ruth R. Wisse is the Martin Peretz Professor of Yiddish Literature and professor of comparative literature at Harvard University. Born in Romania and raised in Montreal, she was the first professor of Yiddish Literature in North America (at McGill University, where she helped to found the Jewish Studies Department in the late 1960s). She has written or edited eight previous books on Jewish literature and culture, including "The Schlemiel as Modern Hero," published by the University of Chicago Press, and "If I Am Not for Myself: The Liberal Betrayal of the Jews."

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