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Since global conflict II, Jewish-American novelists have considerably contributed to the area of literature. This reference e-book comprises alphabetically prepared entries for greater than seventy five Jewish-American novelists whose significant works have been mostly written after international conflict II. integrated are entries for either recognized and comparatively imprecise novelists, lots of whom are only changing into tested as major literary figures. whereas the amount profiles significant canonical figures similar to Saul Bellow, Norman Mailer, and Bernard Malamud, it additionally goals to be extra inclusive than different works on modern Jewish-American writers. hence there are entries for homosexual and lesbian novelists similar to Lev Raphael and Judith Katz, whose works problem the extra orthodox definition of Jewish non secular and cultural traditions; artwork Speigelman, whose arguable ^IMaus^R confirmed a brand new style via combining components of the comedian ebook and the normal novel; and beginners resembling Steve Stern and Max Apple, who've develop into extra renowned in the final decade. each one access contains a short biography, a dialogue of significant works and issues, an outline of the novelist's severe reception, and a bibliography of basic and secondary assets. A considerate advent summarizes Jewish-American fiction after international struggle II, and a particular, normal bibliography lists extra assets of information.

Since international warfare II, Jewish-American novelists have made a variety of major contributions to modern literature. Authors of previous generations could usually write in regards to the problems and successes of Jewish immigrants to the United States, and their works could replicate the area of ecu Jewish tradition. yet like different immigrant teams, Jewish-Americans became more and more assimilated into mainstream American tradition. Many consider the lack of their background and lengthy for anything to exchange the misplaced values of the previous world.

This reference publication comprises alphabetically prepared entries for greater than seventy five Jewish-American novelists whose significant works have been mostly written after international warfare II. integrated are entries for either famous and comparatively vague novelists, a lot of whom are only changing into verified as major literary figures. whereas the quantity profiles significant canonical figures akin to Saul Bellow, Norman Mailer, and Bernard Malamud, it additionally goals to be extra inclusive than different works on modern Jewish-American writers. therefore there are entries for homosexual and lesbian novelists corresponding to Lev Raphael and Judith Katz, whose works problem the extra orthodox definitions of Jewish non secular and cultural traditions; artwork Speigelman, whose debatable ^IMaus^R proven a brand new style via combining components of the comedian publication and the normal novel; and newbies similar to Steve Stern and Max Apple, who've develop into extra sought after in the final decade. every one access features a short biography, a dialogue of significant works and topics, an summary of the novelist's serious reception, and a bibliography of fundamental and secondary assets. A considerate creation summarizes Jewish-American fiction after global warfare II, and a specific, common bibliography lists extra assets for information.

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