Imagining Lives: Autobiographical Fiction of Yiddish Writers
By: Jan Schwarz (editor)Hardback
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In interwar and post-Holocaust New York, Yiddish autobiographers responded to the upheaval of modern Jewish life in ways that combined artistic innovation with commemoration for a world that is no more. This is the first comprehensive study of the autobiographical genre in Yiddish literature. Jan Schwarz offers portraits of seven major Yiddish writers, showing the writers' struggles to shape the multiple identities of their ruptured lives in autobiographical fiction. This analysis of Yiddish life-writing includes discussions of literary representation, self and collectivity, and memory in modern Jewish literature.
Jan Schwarz is lecturer in the department of German at Northwestern University and lecturer in the Committee on Jewish Studies at the University of Chicago.
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