Chapter 27. The Anglo-Jewish Short Story since the Holocaust

  1. Cheryl Alexander Malcolm Associate Professor1 and
  2. David Malcolm Professor2
  1. Cheryl Alexander Malcolm Associate Professor

Published Online: 2 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444304770.ch27

A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story

A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story

How to Cite

Malcolm, C. A. (2008) The Anglo-Jewish Short Story since the Holocaust, in A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story (eds C. A. Malcolm and D. Malcolm), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444304770.ch27

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Department of American Studies, University of Gdańsk, Poland

  2. 2

    English Institute, University of Gdańsk, Poland

Author Information

  1. Department of American Studies, University of Gdańsk, Poland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 10 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405145374

Online ISBN: 9781444304770

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Keywords:

  • Anglo-Jewish Short Story since holocaust;
  • A legacy of the holocaust - alienating of survivors from others, even other Jews;
  • “Another Survivor” and “From Shanghai”- set in Britain years after the Holocaust;
  • Dr. Clock's Last Case - And Other Stories - about ambiguity of survival;
  • Witnesses - Gabriel Josipovici's “He” and Alan Isler's “The Affair”;
  • With Jewish tricksters from Oliver Twist to The Protocols of the Elders of Zion;
  • Wandering minstrels are romantic;
  • gypsies and troubadours;
  • exile is inseparable from Jewish literature

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • 1 Survivors: Ruth Fainlight's “Another Survivor” and Jonathan Wilson's “From Shanghai”

  • 2 Witnesses: Gabriel Josipovici's “He” and Alan Isler's “The Affair”

  • 3 Tricksters: Wolf Mankowitz's “The Finest Pipe-Maker in Russia,” James Lasdun's “Ate/Menos or The Miracle,” and Elena Lappin's “Noa and Noah”

  • 4 Wanderers: Dan Jacobson's “The Zulu and the Zeide” and Clive Sinclair's “The Evolution of the Jews”

  • 5 Exiles: Michelene Wandor's “Song of the Jewish Princess” and Neil Gaiman's “In the End”

  • References and Further Reading