Imagining Russian Jewry: Memory, History, Identity

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Juni 1999



In Imagining Russian Jewry: Memory, History, Identity Steven J. Zipperstein, a leading expert in modern Jewish history, explores the imprint left by the Russian Jewish past on American Jews starting from the turn of the twentieth century, considering literature ranging from immigrant novels to Fiddler on the Roof. In Russia, he finds nostalgia in turn-of-the-century East European Jewry itself, in novels contrasting Jewish life in acculturated Odessa with the more traditional shtetls. The book closes with a provocative call for a greater awareness regarding how the Holocaust has influenced scholarship produced since the Shoah. Drawing on a wide range of sources -- including novels, plays, and archival material -- Imagining Russian Jewry is a reflection on reading, collective memory, and the often uneasy, and also uncomfortably intimate, relationships that exist between seemingly incompatible ways of seeing the past.


Steven J. Zipperstein is Daniel E. Koshland Professor in Jewish Culture and History and the Taube Director of Jewish Studies at Stanford University. Among his previous publications are the award-winning books "The Jews of Odessa: A Cultural History" and "Elusive Prophet: Ahad Ha'am and the Origins of Zionism." He is the editor of J "ewish Social Studies: History, Culture, and Society."
EAN: 9780295977904
ISBN: 0295977906
Untertitel: 'Samuel and Althea Stroum Lectu'. Empfohlen ab 22 Jahre. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 1999
Seitenanzahl: 139 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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