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

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

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
Title variation
Facing Black & Jew
Creator
Author
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
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Cataloging source
UkCbUP
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Newton, Adam Zachary
Dewey number
813.009/896073
Index
index present
LC call number
PS153.N5
LC item number
N48 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cultural margins
Series volume
9
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  • American fiction
  • Literature and society
  • Judaism and literature
  • American fiction
  • African American authors
  • Jewish authors
  • Jews
  • 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
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Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • "An antiphonal game" and beyond: facing Ralph Ellison and Henry Roth
  • "Jew me sue me don't you black or white me": the (ethical) politics of recognition in Chester Himes and Saul Bellow
  • "Words generally spoil things" and "giving man final say": facing history in David Bradley and Philip Roth
  • Literaturized Blacks and Jews; or Golems and Tar babies: reality and its shadows in John Edgar Wideman and Bernard Malamud
  • Black-Jewish inflations: face(off) in David Mamet's Homicide and the O.J. Simpson trial
Control code
CR9780511483196
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 218 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511483196
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Facing Black and Jew : literature as public space in twentieth-century America, Adam Zachary Newton
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • "An antiphonal game" and beyond: facing Ralph Ellison and Henry Roth
  • "Jew me sue me don't you black or white me": the (ethical) politics of recognition in Chester Himes and Saul Bellow
  • "Words generally spoil things" and "giving man final say": facing history in David Bradley and Philip Roth
  • Literaturized Blacks and Jews; or Golems and Tar babies: reality and its shadows in John Edgar Wideman and Bernard Malamud
  • Black-Jewish inflations: face(off) in David Mamet's Homicide and the O.J. Simpson trial
Control code
CR9780511483196
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 218 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511483196
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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