American Jewish Fiction: A Century of Stories
U of Nebraska Press, 1998 - Fiction - 445 pages
This anthology presents an ambitious cross-section of Jewish American short fiction. It covers a full century of extraordinary writings, from turn-of-the-century immigrant fiction to stories by some of the finest young contemporary American writers. To read through its pages is to encounter a remarkable?and remarkably diverse?literary tradition.
The volume opens with stories by two important immigrant writers from the early twentieth century, Abraham Cahan and Anzia Yezierska. There follows a generous selection of modern Jewish American stories by such celebrated authors as Isaac Bashevis Singer, Saul Bellow, Grace Paley, Tillie Olsen, Bernard Malamud, and Philip Roth. The collection concludes with a rich sampling of stories by contemporary writers whose works illustrate the impressive variety and vitality of recent Jewish American fiction.
Equally suited to scholars, students, and general readers, American Jewish Fiction provides an invaluable survey of literary works that have enriched and transformed American?and world?literature.
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paper 0-8032-9252-X Shapiro's vigorous and highly entertaining collection of 23 stories forms a valuable complement to Ilan Stavans's current Oxford Book of Jewish Short Stories (p. 1327). Though some ... Read full review
Abraham Cahan A Ghetto Wedding
Anzia Yezierska How I Found America
Isaac Bashevis Singer A Wedding in Brownsville
Tillie Olsen Tell Me a Riddle
Delmore Schwartz In Dreams Begin Responsibilities
Bernard Malamud The Lady of the Lake
Saul Bellow A Silver Dish
Grace Paley Goodbye and Good Luck
Bruce Jay Friedman When Youre Excused Youre Excused
Philip Roth On the Air
Francine Prose Electricity
Steve Stern The Tale of a Kite
Melvin Jules Bukiet The Library of Moloch
Lev Raphael History with Dreams
Michelle Herman Auslander
Robin Hemley The 19th Jew
Norma Rosen What Must I Say to You?
Wallace Markfield The Decline of Sholem Waldman
Cynthia Ozick Envy or Yiddish in America
Broner Ghost Stories
Stanley Elkin Among the Witnesses
Helen Schulman The Revisionist
Allegra Goodman Sarah
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