Being for Myself Alone

Being for Myself Alone

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This is a work of unprecedented scope, tracing the origins of Jewish autobiographical writing from the early modern period to the early twentieth century. Drawing on a multitude of Hebrew and Yiddish texts, very few of which have been translated into English, and on contemporary autobiographical theory, this book provides a literary/historical explanatory paradigm for the emergence of the Jewish autobiographical voice. The book also provides the English reader with an introduction to the works of central figures in the history of Hebrew and Yiddish literature, and it includes discussion of material that has never been submitted to literary critical analysis in English.157 This exclusion from within the canon on thematic grounds of so central a work surely undercuts Mintza#39;s more global claims for the ... whose works would seem to fall very squarely within the autobiography/ apostasy/eros rubrica€” Isaac Bashevis Singer, the son of a rabbi, and his ... Mintza#39;s book finds an interesting analogue in the essays of Barukh Kurzweil, for whom the defining and definitive crisis ofanbsp;...

Title:Being for Myself Alone
Author: Marcus Moseley
Publisher: - 2006

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