The Resource Facing Black and Jew : literature as public space in twentieth-century America, Adam Zachary Newton, (electronic book)

Facing Black and Jew : literature as public space in twentieth-century America, Adam Zachary Newton, (electronic book)

Label
Facing Black and Jew : literature as public space in twentieth-century America
Title
Facing Black and Jew
Title remainder
literature as public space in twentieth-century America
Statement of responsibility
Adam Zachary Newton
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A reading of African American and Jewish American writers from Henry Roth and Ralph Ellison to Philip Roth and David Bradley. Reading the work of such writers alongside and through one another, Newton's book offers an original way of juxtaposing two major traditions in modern American literature, and rethinking the sometimes vexed relationship between two constituencies ordinarily confined to sociopolitical or media commentary alone. Newton combines Emmanuel Levinas's ethical philosophy and Walter Benjamin's theory of allegory in shaping an innovative kind of ethical-political criticism. Through artful, dialogical readings of Saul Bellow and Chester Himes, David Mamet and Anna Deavere Smith, and others, Newton seeks to represent American Blacks and Jews outside the distorting mirror of 'Black-Jewish Relations', and restrictive literary histories alike. A final chapter addresses the Black/Jewish dimension of the O.J. Simpson trial
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
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Newton, Adam Zachary
Dewey number
813.009/896073
Index
index present
LC call number
PS153.N5
LC item number
N48 1999eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
Series statement
Cultural margins
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  • American fiction
  • Literature and society
  • Judaism and literature
  • American fiction
  • African American authors
  • Jewish authors
  • African Americans
  • African Americans in literature
  • Race relations in literature
  • Jews in literature
  • United States
Label
Facing Black and Jew : literature as public space in twentieth-century America, Adam Zachary Newton, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 204-213) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr2000780
Dimensions
23 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xviii, 218 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Facing Black and Jew : literature as public space in twentieth-century America, Adam Zachary Newton, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 204-213) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr2000780
Dimensions
23 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xviii, 218 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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