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The Cambridge Companion to Saul Bellow (Paperback): Victoria Aarons The Cambridge Companion to Saul Bellow (Paperback)
Victoria Aarons
R643 R507 Discovery Miles 5 070 Save R136 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Saul Bellow is one of the most influential figures in twentieth-century American literature. Bellow's work explores the most important cultural and social experiences of his era: the impact of the Holocaust, the urban experience of European immigrants from a Jewish perspective, the fraught failures of the Vietnam War, the ideological seductions of Marxism and Modernism, and the changing attitudes concerning gender and race. This Companion demonstrates the complexity of this formative writer by emphasizing the ways in which Bellow's works speak to the changing conditions of American identity and culture from the post-war period to the turn of the twenty-first century. Individual chapters address the major themes of Bellow's work over more than a half-century of masterfully crafted fiction, articulating some of the most significant cultural experiences of the American twentieth century. It provides a comprehensive and accessible overview of a key figure in American literature.

The New Jewish American Literary Studies (Hardcover): Victoria Aarons The New Jewish American Literary Studies (Hardcover)
Victoria Aarons
R2,026 R1,909 Discovery Miles 19 090 Save R117 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The opening decades of the twenty-first century are distinguished by a newly framed and regenerated outlook of Jewish American literary studies. This volume introduces readers to the new perspectives, new approaches, and widening of interpretive possibilities in Jewish American literature accompanied by the changes of the new millennium. Now that we are over a decade into a new century, the field of Jewish American literary studies has begun to reshape itself in response to a 'new diaspora', a newly defined sense not only of Jewish American literature, but of America, an expansion of new genres, new voices, and new platforms of expression. This book re-evaluates questions of race, feminism, gender, sexuality, orthodoxy, assimilation, identity politics, and historical alienation that shape Jewish American literary studies. Several chapters show the influence of other cultures on the field such as Iranian-American-Jewish writing, Israeli-American, and Latin American literary expression, as well as the impact of Russian emigres.

Holocaust Graphic Narratives - Generation, Trauma & Memory (Paperback): Victoria Aarons Holocaust Graphic Narratives - Generation, Trauma & Memory (Paperback)
Victoria Aarons
R657 Discovery Miles 6 570 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
New Directions in Jewish American and Holocaust Literatures - Reading and Teaching (Paperback): Victoria Aarons, Holli Levitsky New Directions in Jewish American and Holocaust Literatures - Reading and Teaching (Paperback)
Victoria Aarons, Holli Levitsky
R861 Discovery Miles 8 610 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Bernard Malamud - A Centennial Tribute (Paperback): Victoria Aarons, Gustavo Sanchez Canales Bernard Malamud - A Centennial Tribute (Paperback)
Victoria Aarons, Gustavo Sanchez Canales
R1,081 R1,009 Discovery Miles 10 090 Save R72 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Master storyteller and literary stylist Bernard Malamud is considered one of the three most influential postwar American Jewish writers, having established a voice and a presence for other authors in the literary canon. Along with Philip Roth and Saul Bellow, Malamud brought to life a decidedly American Jewish protagonist and a newly emergent voice that came to define American letters and has continued to influence writers for over half a century. This collection is a tribute to Malamud in honor of the hundredth anniversary of his birth. Literary critic Harold Bloom suggests that "Malamud is perhaps the purest storyteller since Leskov," the nineteenth-century Russian novelist and satirist. Novelist Cynthia Ozick, in a tribute to Malamud, described him as "the very writer who had brought into being a new American idiom of his own idiosyncratic invention." Unlike other collections devoted to Malamud, this collection is international in scope, compiling diverse essays from the United States, France, Germany, Greece, and Spain, and demonstrating the wide range of scholarship and approaches to Bernard Malamud's fiction. The essays show the breadth and depth of this masterful craftsman and explore through his short fiction and his novels such topics as the Malamudian protagonist's relation to the urban/natural space, Malamud's approach to death, race and ethnicity, the Malamudian hero as modern schlemiel, and the role of fantasy in Malamud's fiction. Bernard Malamud is a comprehensive collection that celebrates a voice that helped to shape the last fifty years of literary works. Readers of American literary criticism and Jewish studies alike will appreciate this collection.

The Edinburgh Companion to Modern Jewish Fiction (Hardcover): David Brauner, Axel Staehler The Edinburgh Companion to Modern Jewish Fiction (Hardcover)
David Brauner, Axel Staehler; Contributions by Victoria Aarons, Shaul Bassi, Devorah Baum, …
R4,039 R3,440 Discovery Miles 34 400 Save R599 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Provides critical overviews of the main writers and key themes of Anglophone Jewish fiction. This spell binding Companion highlights the wealth of diversity in this field, identifying and exploring key themes including immigration, Diaspora, the Holocaust, Judaism, assimilation, anti Semitism and Zionism. Each expert contributor analyses one of the main trends in Anglophone Jewish fiction and situates it in historical context. Anglophone Jewish fiction is discussed in relation to theoretical frameworks and areas of study including transatlanticism, transnationalism and globalisation; ethnicity and multiculturalism; post colonial studies, feminist studies and queer studies. The 31 essays are by contributors including Vicki Aarons (Trinity University, Texas), Eitan Bar Yosef (Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva), Valentine Cunningham (Corpus Christi, Oxford), Bryan Cheyette (University of Reading), Phyllis Lassner (Northwestern University), Ira Nadel (University of British Columbia), Beate Neumeier (University of Cologne) and Aranzazu Usandizaga (University of Barcelona). Highlights the rich diversity of the field and identifies its key themes, including immigration, Diaspora, the Holocaust, Judaism, assimilation and anti Semitism Zionism. It analyses the main trends in Anglophone Jewish fiction and situates them in historical context; discusses the place of Anglophone Jewish fiction in relation to:transatlanticism, transnationalism and globalisation; ethnicity and multiculturalism; post colonial studies, feminist studies and queer studies and the 29 essays are by contributors including Vicki Aarons (Trinity University, Texas), Efraim Sicher (Ben Gurion University, Sasha Senderovich (Princeton), Bryan Cheyette (University of Reading), Phyllis Lassner (Northwestern University), Ruth Gilbert (University of Winchester), Beate Neumeier (University of Cologne), Sandra Singer (University of Guelph).

New Directions in Jewish American and Holocaust Literatures - Reading and Teaching (Hardcover): Victoria Aarons, Holli Levitsky New Directions in Jewish American and Holocaust Literatures - Reading and Teaching (Hardcover)
Victoria Aarons, Holli Levitsky
R2,326 Discovery Miles 23 260 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Third-Generation Holocaust Narratives - Memory in Memoir and Fiction (Hardcover): Victoria Aarons Third-Generation Holocaust Narratives - Memory in Memoir and Fiction (Hardcover)
Victoria Aarons
R1,865 Discovery Miles 18 650 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This collection of new essays examines third-generation Holocaust narratives and the inter-generational transmission of trauma and memory. This collection demonstrates the ways in which memory of the Holocaust has been passed along inter-generationally from survivors to the second-generation-the children of survivors-to a contemporary generation of grandchildren of survivors-those writers who have come of literary age at a time that will mark the end of direct survivor testimony. This collection, in drawing upon a variety of approaches and perspectives, suggests the rich and fluid range of expression through which stories of the Holocaust are transmitted to and by the third generation, who have taken on the task of bearing witness to the enormity of the Holocaust and the ways in which this pronounced event has shaped the lives of the descendants of those who experienced the trauma first-hand. The essays collected-essays written by renowned scholars in Holocaust literature, philosophy, history, and religion as well as by third-generation writers-show that Holocaust literary representation has continued to flourish well into the twenty-first century, gaining increased momentum as a third generation of writers has added to the growing corpus of Holocaust literature. Here we find a literature that laments unrecoverable loss for a generation removed spatially and temporally from the extended trauma of the Holocaust. The third-generation writers, in writing against a contemporary landscape of post-apocalyptic apprehension and anxiety, capture and penetrate the growing sense of loss and the fear of the failure of memory. Their novels, short stories, and memoirs carry the Holocaust into the twenty-first century and suggest the future of Holocaust writing for extended generations.

The New Diaspora - The Changing Landscape of American Jewish Fiction (Paperback): Victoria Aarons, Avinoam J. Patt, Mark... The New Diaspora - The Changing Landscape of American Jewish Fiction (Paperback)
Victoria Aarons, Avinoam J. Patt, Mark Shechner
R1,128 R1,056 Discovery Miles 10 560 Save R72 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Edward Lewis Wallant Award was founded by the family of Dr. Irving and Fran Waltman in 1963 and is supported by the University of Hartford's Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies. It is given annually to an American writer, preferably early in his or her career, whose fiction is considered significant for American Jews. In The New Diaspora: The Changing Landscape of American Jewish Fiction, editors Victoria Aarons, Avinoam J. Patt, and Mark Shechner who have all served as judges for the award, present vital, original, and wide-ranging fiction by writers whose work has been considered or selected for the award. The resulting collection highlights the exemplary place of the Wallant Award in Jewish literature. With a mix of stories and novel chapters, The New Diaspora reprints selections of short fiction from such well-known writers as Rebecca Goldstein, Nathan Englander, Jonathan Safran Foer, Dara Horn, Julie Orringer, and Nicole Krauss. The first half of the anthology presents pieces by winnners of the Wallant award, focusing on the best work of recent winners. The New Diaspora's second half reflects the evolving landscape of American Jewish fiction over the last fifty years, as many authors working in America are not American by birth, and their fiction has become more experimental in nature. Pieces in this section represent authors with roots all over the world - including Russia (Maxim Shrayer, Nadia Kalman, and Lara Vapnyar), Latvia (David Bezmozgis), South Africa (Tony Eprile), Canada (Robert Majzels), and Israel (Avner Mandelman, who now lives in Canada). This collection offers an expanded canon of Jewish writing in North America and foregrounds a vision of its variety, its uniqueness, its cosmopolitanism, and its evolving perspectives on Jewish life. It celebrates the continuing vitality and fresh visions of contemporary Jewish writing, even as it highlights its debt to history and embrace of collective memory. Readers of contemporary American fiction and Jewish cultural history will find The New Diaspora enlightening and deeply engaging. Contributors Include: Edith Pearlman, Sara Houghteling, Eileen Pollack, Ehud Havazelet, Nicole Krauss, Jonathan Rosen, Joan Leegant, Dara Horn, Myla Goldberg, Harvey Grossinger, Thane Rosenbaum, Rebecca Goldstein, Melvin Bukiet, Tova Reich, Steve Stern, Francine Prose, Nadia Kalman, Maxim Shrayer, David Bezmozgis, Avner Mandelman, Joseph Epstein, Scott Nadelson, Margot Singer, Jonathan Safran Foer, Aryeh Lev Stollman, Gerald Shapiro, Joshua Henkin, Curt Leviant, Robert Majzels, Tony Eprile, Rachel Kadish, Nathan Englander, Lara Vapnyar, Julie Orringer, Joseph Skibell, Peter Orner, Jonathon Keats.

Third-Generation Holocaust Representation - Trauma, History, and Memory (Hardcover): Victoria Aarons, Alan L. Berger Third-Generation Holocaust Representation - Trauma, History, and Memory (Hardcover)
Victoria Aarons, Alan L. Berger
R2,894 R2,615 Discovery Miles 26 150 Save R279 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Victoria Aarons and Alan L. Berger show that Holocaust literary representation has continued to flourish well into the twenty-first century-gaining increased momentum even as its perspective shifts, as a third generation adds its voice to the chorusof post-Holocaust writers. In negotiating the complex thematic imperatives and narrative conceits of the literature of third-generation writers, this bold new work examines those structures, tropes, patterns, ironies, disjunctions, and overall tensionsthat produce a literature that laments unrecoverable loss for a generation removed spatially and temporally from the extended trauma of the Holocaust. Aarons and Berger address evolving notions of "postmemory"; the intergenerational and ongoingtransmission of trauma; issues of Jewish cultural identity; inherited memory; the psychological tensions of post-Holocaust Jewish identity; the characteristic tropes of memory and the personalized narrative voice; issues of generational dislocationand anxiety; the recurrent antagonisms of assimilation and historical alienation; the imaginative re-creation and reconstruction of the past; and the future of Holocaust memory and representation.

The Cambridge Companion to Saul Bellow (Hardcover): Victoria Aarons The Cambridge Companion to Saul Bellow (Hardcover)
Victoria Aarons
R2,147 Discovery Miles 21 470 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Saul Bellow is one of the most influential figures in twentieth-century American literature. Bellow's work explores the most important cultural and social experiences of his era: the impact of the Holocaust, the urban experience of European immigrants from a Jewish perspective, the fraught failures of the Vietnam War, the ideological seductions of Marxism and Modernism, and the changing attitudes concerning gender and race. This Companion demonstrates the complexity of this formative writer by emphasizing the ways in which Bellow's works speak to the changing conditions of American identity and culture from the post-war period to the turn of the twenty-first century. Individual chapters address the major themes of Bellow's work over more than a half-century of masterfully crafted fiction, articulating some of the most significant cultural experiences of the American twentieth century. It provides a comprehensive and accessible overview of a key figure in American literature.

Third-Generation Holocaust Representation - Trauma, History, and Memory (Paperback): Victoria Aarons, Alan L. Berger Third-Generation Holocaust Representation - Trauma, History, and Memory (Paperback)
Victoria Aarons, Alan L. Berger
R987 Discovery Miles 9 870 Out of stock

Victoria Aarons and Alan L. Berger show that Holocaust literary representation has continued to flourish well into the twenty-first century-gaining increased momentum even as its perspective shifts, as a third generation adds its voice to the chorusof post-Holocaust writers. In negotiating the complex thematic imperatives and narrative conceits of the literature of third-generation writers, this bold new work examines those structures, tropes, patterns, ironies, disjunctions, and overall tensionsthat produce a literature that laments unrecoverable loss for a generation removed spatially and temporally from the extended trauma of the Holocaust. Aarons and Berger address evolving notions of "postmemory"; the intergenerational and ongoingtransmission of trauma; issues of Jewish cultural identity; inherited memory; the psychological tensions of post-Holocaust Jewish identity; the characteristic tropes of memory and the personalized narrative voice; issues of generational dislocationand anxiety; the recurrent antagonisms of assimilation and historical alienation; the imaginative re-creation and reconstruction of the past; and the future of Holocaust memory and representation.

Holocaust Graphic Narratives - Generation, Trauma, and Memory (Hardcover): Victoria Aarons Holocaust Graphic Narratives - Generation, Trauma, and Memory (Hardcover)
Victoria Aarons
R3,062 Discovery Miles 30 620 Out of stock
Third-Generation Holocaust Narratives - Memory in Memoir and Fiction (Paperback): Victoria Aarons Third-Generation Holocaust Narratives - Memory in Memoir and Fiction (Paperback)
Victoria Aarons
R828 Discovery Miles 8 280 Out of stock

This collection of new essays examines third-generation Holocaust narratives and the inter-generational transmission of trauma and memory. This collection demonstrates the ways in which memory of the Holocaust has been passed along inter-generationally from survivors to the second-generation-the children of survivors-to a contemporary generation of grandchildren of survivors-those writers who have come of literary age at a time that will mark the end of direct survivor testimony. This collection, in drawing upon a variety of approaches and perspectives, suggests the rich and fluid range of expression through which stories of the Holocaust are transmitted to and by the third generation, who have taken on the task of bearing witness to the enormity of the Holocaust and the ways in which this pronounced event has shaped the lives of the descendants of those who experienced the trauma first-hand. The essays collected-essays written by renowned scholars in Holocaust literature, philosophy, history, and religion as well as by third-generation writers-show that Holocaust literary representation has continued to flourish well into the twenty-first century, gaining increased momentum as a third generation of writers has added to the growing corpus of Holocaust literature. Here we find a literature that laments unrecoverable loss for a generation removed spatially and temporally from the extended trauma of the Holocaust. The third-generation writers, in writing against a contemporary landscape of post-apocalyptic apprehension and anxiety, capture and penetrate the growing sense of loss and the fear of the failure of memory. Their novels, short stories, and memoirs carry the Holocaust into the twenty-first century and suggest the future of Holocaust writing for extended generations.

The Palgrave Handbook of Holocaust Literature and Culture (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020): Victoria Aarons, Phyllis Lassner The Palgrave Handbook of Holocaust Literature and Culture (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020)
Victoria Aarons, Phyllis Lassner
R4,370 Discovery Miles 43 700 Out of stock

The Palgrave Handbook of Holocaust Literature and Culture reflects current approaches to Holocaust literature that open up future thinking on Holocaust representation. The chapters consider diverse generational perspectives-survivor writing, second and third generation-and genres-memoirs, poetry, novels, graphic narratives, films, video-testimonies, and other forms of literary and cultural expression. In turn, these perspectives create interactions among generations, genres, temporalities, and cultural contexts. The volume also participates in the ongoing project of responding to and talking through moments of rupture and incompletion that represent an opportunity to contribute to the making of meaning through the continuation of narratives of the past. As such, the chapters in this volume pose options for reading Holocaust texts, offering openings for further discussion and exploration. The inquiring body of interpretive scholarship responding to the Shoah becomes itself a story, a narrative that materially extends our inquiry into that history.

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