Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Facing Black and Jew by Adam Zachary Newton

A reading of African American and Jewish American writers from Henry Roth and Ralph Ellison to Philip Roth and David Bradley. Reading the work of such writers alongside and through one another, Newton's book offers an original way of juxtaposing two major traditions in modern American literature, and rethinking the sometimes vexed relationship between two constituencies ordinarily confined to sociopolitical or media commentary alone. Newton combines Emmanuel Levinas's ethical philosophy and Walter Benjamin's theory of allegory in shaping an innovative kind of ethical-political criticism. Through artful, dialogical readings of Saul Bellow and Chester Himes, David Mamet and Anna Deavere Smith, and others, Newton seeks to represent American Blacks and Jews outside the distorting mirror of 'Black-Jewish Relations', and restrictive literary histories alike. A final chapter addresses the Black/Jewish dimension of the O. J. Simpson trial.

Buy Facing Black and Jew by Adam Zachary Newton from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780521651066
ISBN-10: 0521651069
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 138mm x 18mm)
Pages: 236
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 15-Jul-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - Facing Black and Jew by Adam Zachary Newton

Book Reviews - Facing Black and Jew by Adam Zachary Newton

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Facing Black and Jew book by Adam Zachary Newton and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Books By Adam Zachary Newton

To Make the Hands Impure by Adam Zachary Newton
Paperback, December 2014
Facing Black and Jew by Adam Zachary Newton
Paperback, July 1999
Narrative Ethics by Adam Zachary Newton
Paperback, September 1997