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The 'Jewish question' in German literature, 1749-1939 : emancipation and its discontents, Ritchie Robertson

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The 'Jewish question' in German literature, 1749-1939 : emancipation and its discontents
Title
The 'Jewish question' in German literature, 1749-1939
Title remainder
emancipation and its discontents
Statement of responsibility
Ritchie Robertson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The 'Jewish Question' in German Literature, 1749-1939 is an erudite and searching literary study of the uneasy position of the Jews in Germany and Austria from the first pleas for Jewish emancipation during the Enlightenment to the eve of the Holocaust. Trying to avoid hindsight, and drawing on a wide range of literary texts, Ritchie Robertson offers a close examination of attempts to construct a Jewish identity suitable for an increasingly secular world. He examines both literary portrayals of Jews by Gentile writers - whether antisemitic, friendly, or ambivalent - and efforts to reinvent Jewish identities by the Jews themselves, in response to antisemitism culminating in Zionism. Robertson's new work will prove stimulating for anyone interested in the modern Jewish experience, as well as for scholars and students of German fiction, prose, and political culture."--BOOK JACKET
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Robertson, Ritchie
Index
index present
Language note
English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Antisemitism
  • Jews in literature
  • Jews
  • Public opinion
  • Germany
Label
The 'Jewish question' in German literature, 1749-1939 : emancipation and its discontents, Ritchie Robertson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [505]-520) and index
Contents
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Enlightenment.
  • p. 9
  • German Jewry before Emancipation.
  • p. 9
  • How the Enlightenment saw the Jews.
  • p. 22
  • Lessing and Toleration.
  • p. 32
  • Emancipation: Dohm versus Humboldt.
  • p. 45
  • Moses Mendelssohn and the Rational Jew.
  • p. 54
  • Mendelssohn's Legacy.
  • p. 65
  • 2.
  • Liberalism.
  • p. 77
  • Jews and Liberalism in the Nineteenth Century.
  • p. 77
  • Schnitzler: Liberalism and Irony.
  • p. 93
  • European Humanism of Stefan Zweig.
  • p. 112
  • Freud: Science versus Religion.
  • p. 129
  • 3.
  • Antisemitism.
  • p. 151
  • Varieties of Antisemitism.
  • p. 151
  • Literary Images of the Jew.
  • p. 202
  • 4.
  • Assimilation.
  • p. 233
  • Meaning of Assimilation.
  • p. 233
  • Self-Hatred.
  • p. 285
  • Hyperacculturation.
  • p. 345
  • 5.
  • Dissimilation.
  • p. 379
  • Jewish Renaissance.
  • p. 379
  • Eastern Jews.
  • p. 399
  • Jew as Oriental.
  • p. 428
  • Zionism.
  • p. 465
  • Select Bibliography.
  • p. 505
  • Index.
  • p. 521
Control code
12205818
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 534 p.
Isbn
9780198186311
Lccn
99022780
Label
The 'Jewish question' in German literature, 1749-1939 : emancipation and its discontents, Ritchie Robertson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [505]-520) and index
Contents
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Enlightenment.
  • p. 9
  • German Jewry before Emancipation.
  • p. 9
  • How the Enlightenment saw the Jews.
  • p. 22
  • Lessing and Toleration.
  • p. 32
  • Emancipation: Dohm versus Humboldt.
  • p. 45
  • Moses Mendelssohn and the Rational Jew.
  • p. 54
  • Mendelssohn's Legacy.
  • p. 65
  • 2.
  • Liberalism.
  • p. 77
  • Jews and Liberalism in the Nineteenth Century.
  • p. 77
  • Schnitzler: Liberalism and Irony.
  • p. 93
  • European Humanism of Stefan Zweig.
  • p. 112
  • Freud: Science versus Religion.
  • p. 129
  • 3.
  • Antisemitism.
  • p. 151
  • Varieties of Antisemitism.
  • p. 151
  • Literary Images of the Jew.
  • p. 202
  • 4.
  • Assimilation.
  • p. 233
  • Meaning of Assimilation.
  • p. 233
  • Self-Hatred.
  • p. 285
  • Hyperacculturation.
  • p. 345
  • 5.
  • Dissimilation.
  • p. 379
  • Jewish Renaissance.
  • p. 379
  • Eastern Jews.
  • p. 399
  • Jew as Oriental.
  • p. 428
  • Zionism.
  • p. 465
  • Select Bibliography.
  • p. 505
  • Index.
  • p. 521
Control code
12205818
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 534 p.
Isbn
9780198186311
Lccn
99022780

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