New Essays on Call It Sleep

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Hana Wirth-Nesher
Cambridge University Press, Jun 13, 1996 - Literary Collections - 192 pages
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Henry Roth's Call it Sleep, praised when it first appeared in the 1930s, neglected for decades, and reissued to wide acclaim in the 1960s, has been finally hailed as the finest Jewish-American novel of the first half of the century and one of the richest modernist novels to appear in America. The introduction and essays locate the novel in its cultural context and in terms of contemporary debates about ethnic literature, minority writing, modernism and canonization. Thus the volume sets out to consider Roth's hybrid status--as an American writer, a Jewish writer, and a European modernist.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Many Myths of Henry Roth
17
Roths Private New York
29
The Classic of Disinheritance
61
Copyright

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Michael P. Kramer is Professor in the Department of English at Bar Ilan University. He has written widely on Jewish American literature and he is the editor of New Essays on Seize the Day (1998).

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