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By Joel Shatzky,Michael Taub

Since global warfare II, Jewish-American novelists have considerably contributed to the realm of literature. This reference publication comprises alphabetically prepared entries for greater than seventy five Jewish-American novelists whose significant works have been principally written after global warfare II. integrated are entries for either famous and comparatively imprecise novelists, lots of whom are only turning into confirmed as major literary figures. whereas the quantity profiles significant canonical figures comparable to Saul Bellow, Norman Mailer, and Bernard Malamud, it additionally goals to be extra inclusive than different works on modern Jewish-American writers. therefore there are entries for homosexual and lesbian novelists similar to Lev Raphael and Judith Katz, whose works problem the extra orthodox definition of Jewish non secular and cultural traditions; paintings Speigelman, whose arguable ^IMaus^R proven a brand new style through combining parts of the comedian e-book and the traditional novel; and beginners comparable to Steve Stern and Max Apple, who've turn into extra in demand in the final decade. every one access incorporates a short biography, a dialogue of significant works and topics, an outline of the novelist's serious reception, and a bibliography of basic and secondary resources. A considerate creation summarizes Jewish-American fiction after international warfare II, and a specific, basic bibliography lists extra resources of information.

Since international struggle II, Jewish-American novelists have made a variety of major contributions to modern literature. Authors of past generations could often write concerning the problems and successes of Jewish immigrants to the US, and their works might mirror the area of ecu Jewish tradition. yet like different immigrant teams, Jewish-Americans became more and more assimilated into mainstream American tradition. Many think the lack of their historical past and lengthy for whatever to exchange the misplaced values of the previous world.

This reference booklet contains alphabetically prepared entries for greater than seventy five Jewish-American novelists whose significant works have been principally written after international warfare II. incorporated are entries for either famous and comparatively vague novelists, a lot of whom are only changing into confirmed as major literary figures. whereas the quantity profiles significant canonical figures similar to Saul Bellow, Norman Mailer, and Bernard Malamud, it additionally goals to be extra inclusive than different works on modern Jewish-American writers. hence there are entries for homosexual and lesbian novelists corresponding to Lev Raphael and Judith Katz, whose works problem the extra orthodox definitions of Jewish spiritual and cultural traditions; paintings Speigelman, whose debatable ^IMaus^R tested a brand new style by way of combining components of the comedian booklet and the traditional novel; and novices corresponding to Steve Stern and Max Apple, who've develop into extra favourite in the final decade. every one access encompasses a short biography, a dialogue of significant works and subject matters, an outline of the novelist's severe reception, and a bibliography of fundamental and secondary resources. A considerate advent summarizes Jewish-American fiction after global battle II, and a particular, basic bibliography lists extra resources for information.

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