Download e-book for kindle: Unfinalized Moments: Essays in the Development of by Derek Parker Royal

By Derek Parker Royal

ISBN-10: 1557535841

ISBN-13: 9781557535849

concentrating on a diversely wealthy choice of writers, the items featured in Unfinalized Moments: Essays within the improvement of up to date Jewish American Narrative discover the group of Jewish American writers who released their first e-book after the mid-1980s. it's the first book-length number of essays in this subject material with contributions from the best students within the box. The manuscript doesn't try and foreground anybody severe schedule, equivalent to Holocaust writing, engagements with Zionism, feminist stories, postmodern affects, or multiculturalism. in its place, it celebrates the presence of a newly powerful, different, and ever-evolving physique of Jewish American fiction. This literature has taken various varieties with its negotiations of orthodoxy, its representations of a post-Holocaust international, its reassertion of folkloric culture, its engagements with postmodernity, its reevaluations of Jewishness, and its replacement delineations of ethnic identification. Discussing the paintings of authors resembling Allegra Goodman, Michael Chabon, Tova Mirvis, Rebecca Goldstein, Pearl Abraham, Jonathan Rosen, Nathan Englander, Melvin Jules Bukiet, Tova Reich, Sarah Schulman, Ruth Knafo Setton, Ben Katchor, and Jonathan Safran Foer, the fifteen participants during this assortment assert the continued power and ever-growing relevancy of Jewish American fiction.

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