By Ezra Cappell
Appears to be like on the function of Jewish American fiction within the higher context of yank culture.
In American Talmud, Ezra Cappell redefines the style of Jewish American fiction and areas it squarely in the higher context of yankee literature. Cappell departs from the normal strategy of defining Jewish American authors exclusively by way of their ethnic origins and sociological constructs, and as an alternative contextualizes their fiction in the theological historical past of Jewish tradition. by means of intentionally emphasizing historic and ethnographic hyperlinks to religions, non secular texts, and traditions, Cappell demonstrates that twentieth-century and modern Jewish American fiction writers were codifying a brand new Talmud, an American Talmud, and argues that the literary construction of Jews in the United States may be visible as yet one more level of rabbinic statement at the scriptural inheritance of the Jewish humans.
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American Talmud: The Cultural Work of Jewish American Fiction by Ezra Cappell