The Cambridge History of Jewish American Literature, Hardback Book

The Cambridge History of Jewish American Literature Hardback

Edited by Hana (Tel-Aviv University) Wirth-Nesher


This History offers an unparalleled examination of all aspects of Jewish American literature.

Jewish writing has played a central role in the formation of the national literature of the United States, from the Hebraic sources of the Puritan imagination to narratives of immigration and acculturation.

This body of writing has also enriched global Jewish literature in its engagement with Jewish history and Jewish multilingual culture.

Written by a host of leading scholars, The Cambridge History of Jewish American Literature offers an array of approaches that contribute to current debates about ethnic writing, minority discourse, transnational literature, gender studies, and multilingualism.

This History takes a fresh look at celebrated authors, introduces new voices, locates Jewish American literature on the map of American ethnicity as well as the spaces of exile and diaspora, and stretches the boundaries of American literature beyond the Americas and the West.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 720 pages, 5 Halftones, black and white
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Literary studies: general
  • ISBN: 9781107048201



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