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New Book at JSL: The Edinburgh companion to modern Jewish fiction

19 Aug 2016 - 13:00
The Edinburgh companion to modern Jewish fiction
The Edinburgh companion to modern Jewish fiction edited by David Brauner & Axel Stähler

This collection of essays represents a new departure for, and a potentially (re)defining moment in, literary Jewish Studies. It is the first volume to bring together 28 chapters covering a wide range of American, British, South African, Canadian and Australian Jewish fiction.

The volume is divided into 3 parts – American Jewish Fiction; British Jewish Fiction; and International and Transnational Anglophone Jewish Fiction – but many of the essays cross over these boundaries and speak to each other implicitly, as well as, on occasion, explicitly.

Extending and redefining the canon of modern Jewish fiction, the volume juxtaposes major authors with more marginal figures, revising and recuperating individual reputations, rediscovering forgotten and discovering new work, and in the process remapping the whole terrain. This volume opens windows onto vistas that previously had been obscured and opens doors for the next generation of studies that could not proceed without a wide-ranging, visionary empiricism grounding their work.

 

Published by Edinburgh University Press