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Post-War Jewish Fiction

Ambivalence, Self Explanation and Transatlantic Connections

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In this study, David Brauner explores the representation of Jewishness in a number of works by postwar British and American Jewish writers, identifying a transatlantic sensibility characterized by an insistent compulsion to explain themselves and their Jewishness in ambivalent terms. Through detailed readings of novels by famous American authors such as Saul Bellow, Philip Roth, Bernard Malamud and Arthur Miller, alongside those by lesser known British writers such as Frederic Raphael, Jonathan Wilson, Howard Jacobson and Clive Sinclair, certain common preoccupations emerge: Gentiles who mistake themselves for Jews; Jewish hostility towards nature; writing (and not writing) about the Holocaust; and the relationship between fact and fiction.

Product code: 9780333740354

ISBN 9780333740354
Dimensions H216xW140
No. of pages 222
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
In this study, David Brauner explores the representation of Jewishness in a number of works by postwar British and American Jewish writers, identifying a transatlantic sensibility characterised by an insistent compulsion to explain themselves and their Jewishness in ambivalent terms.