Chapter 8. Jewish American Fiction

  1. David Seed Professor
  1. David Brauner Senior Lecturer

Published Online: 5 NOV 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444310108.ch8

A Companion to Twentieth-Century United States Fiction

A Companion to Twentieth-Century United States Fiction

How to Cite

Brauner, D. (2009) Jewish American Fiction, in A Companion to Twentieth-Century United States Fiction (ed D. Seed), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444310108.ch8

Editor Information

  1. University of Liverpool, UK

Author Information

  1. University of Reading, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2009
  2. Published Print: 16 OCT 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405146913

Online ISBN: 9781444310108

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Keywords:

  • Jewish American Fiction;
  • Saul Bellow three times (The Adventures of Augie March, 1954);
  • Jewish American writing - three main phases;
  • Holocaust and foundation of Israel and twentieth-century Jewish history;
  • Bread Givers - progressive, even proto-feminist, novel;
  • Hortense Calisher's “Old Stock” - story of summer holiday to the Catskills;
  • Roth's first book, Goodbye, Columbus - negotiations between Jews and (Gentile) Americans;
  • Norton Anthology of Jewish American Literature;
  • Good as Gold - relationship between immigrant father and American son;
  • state of contemporary Jewish American fiction and putative school of Jewish American fiction

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • References and Further Reading