Handbook of American-Jewish Literature: An Analytical Guide to Topics, Themes, and Sources

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Greenwood Press, 1988 - Literary Criticism - 539 pages
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"The title is perhaps a bit deceptive, for this is assuredly more than `handbook' might indicate. . . . Fried's anthology is a truly complex work, bringing together eighteen essays of mostly uniform high quality, and masses of bibliographic resources to present a comprehensive overview. . . . Fried's book does not present the original works themselves, but rather culls mostly outstanding essays on the prose, poetry, drama, and literary criticism produced by Jewish writers in America from the final decades of the last century to the present." Studies in American Jewish Literature

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While more a collection of critical essays than a handbook, per se, this mammoth work indeed achieves its stated purpose: "to discuss this literary culture so that its achievements are readily made ... Read full review


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LEWIS FRIED is Associate Professor in the Department of English at Kent State University.

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