The Prairie Schooner Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Writing
U of Nebraska Press, 1998 - Literary Criticism - 293 pages
Bringing together a wide selection of contemporary poets, essayists, and fiction writers, this vivid collection demonstrates the continuing vitality of Jewish American writing. Featured are well-known Jewish American writers alongside fresh, emerging talents. There are new stories by (among others) Rebecca Goldstein and Faye Moskowitz and essays by Michael Blumenthal, Irena Klepfisz, Robin Becker, and Sanford Pinsker. Perhaps most striking is the impressive array of poets, from Ruth Behar to Mark Rudman to Eleanor Wilner. All provide tangible support for Sanford Pinsker's wry observation that "the demise of Jewish-American writing has been much exaggerated." A collection that embraces tradition and innovation, and that is as diverse as it is consistently stimulating, this anthology will be required reading for enthusiasts of contemporary American literature. Hilda Raz is the editor of Prairie Schooner and an associate professor in the Department of English at the University of Nebraska. She is the author of several books of poems, including The Bone Dish, What Is Good, and Divine Honors.
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Hilda Raz Introduction
Marilyn Hacker Squares and Courtyards poem
Wallace Stevens story
Alicia Ostriker Two poems
Marcia Pelletiere Two poems
Faye Moskowitz Peace in the House story
Barbara Helfgott Hyett Two poems
Ann Z Leventhal Two poems
Abrams American American Jews Arthur Aunt barszcz Bintel Brief blue bobe called child dead death door double-daring dump Eileen Pollack Elvis eyes face father feel Fefers Feyvush Feyvush and Gitl fingers friends Frume girl glass grandmother Grossman hair hand Holocaust Hong Kong flu I. M. Feigenbaum Jewish Jewish-American Jewish-American writers Jews Karaites kitchen knew Koszeg lives look Majdanek Mama Marilyn Hacker Marjorie Mary Louise Meryl moon mother mouth never night Norman Finkelstein nose once parents Pearl poems poet poetry prayer Rabbi Rebecca Goldstein remember Robin Becker Rodger Kamenetz rose shame sister Slippery Rock someone soup story street talk tell things thought told took tree turned voice walked watch watercarrier wife window woman women words write Yentl Yiddish