Beyond Marginality: Anglo-Jewish Literature After the Holocaust

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Abstract

In a unique study of Anglo-Jewish writers in the post-war period, Dr. Sicher traces through their works the story of the rise of the Jewish community from slum poverty to suburban affluence. This period is one of crucial social change in Britain. At the same time, Dr. Sicher raises serious questions about the modern writer's cultural and ethnic identity. In this process, Dr. Sicher advances the thesis that, under the impetus of the Holocaust, the more traditional conflict between Jewish roots and assimilation has been succeeded by a reassessment of identity and morality. Dr. Sicher's perspective on this particular period of literature is a highly original one and it should provoke creative reconsideration of other contexts and times as well.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAlbany
PublisherState University of New York Press
Number of pages235
ISBN (Electronic)0873959752, 0873959760, 1438419945, 9781438419947
ISBN (Print)1438419945, 9781438419947, 9780873959766, 0873959760, 0873959752, 9780873959759
StatePublished - 1985

Publication series

NameSUNY Series on Modern Jewish Literature and Culture
PublisherState University of New York Press

Keywords

  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Großbritannien
  • English literature
  • Littérature anglaise
  • Geschichte 1950-1985
  • Judaism and literature
  • Schrijvers
  • Juden
  • Joden
  • Jews in literature
  • Engels
  • Great Britain
  • Jews
  • Juifs dans la littérature
  • Literatur
  • Englisch
  • Letterkunde
  • Jüdische Literatur

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