The Routledge Encyclopedia of Jewish Writers of the Twentieth Century

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Sorrel Kerbel
Taylor & Francis, Mar 13, 2003 - History - 702 pages
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Now available in paperback for the first time, Jewish Writers of the Twentieth Century is both a comprehensive reference resource and a springboard for further study.

This volume:

  • examines canonical Jewish writers, less well-known authors of Yiddish and Hebrew, and emerging Israeli writers
  • includes entries on figures as diverse as Marcel Proust, Franz Kafka, Tristan Tzara, Eugene Ionesco, Harold Pinter, Tom Stoppard, Arthur Miller, Saul Bellow, Nadine Gordimer, and Woody Allen
  • contains introductory essays on Jewish-American writing, Holocaust literature and memoirs, Yiddish writing, and Anglo-Jewish literature
  • provides a chronology of twentieth-century Jewish writers.

Compiled by expert contributors, this book contains over 330 entries on individual authors, each consisting of a biography, a list of selected publications, a scholarly essay on their work and suggestions for further reading.

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About the author (2003)

Sorrel Kerbel is an independent scholar who has taught English Literature at the University of Port Elizabeth and taught a "creative reading" circle in London that studied the work of Jewish writers.

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