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Summer in Baden-Baden

Summer in Baden-Baden

A Novel

  • Author: Leonid Tsypkin
  • Publisher: New Directions Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780811215480
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 146
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The narrator recounts his journey to Leningrad as the story of the 1867 travels of Fyodor Dostoyevsky and his new wife, Anna Grigoryevna, also unfolds.

An Anthology of Jewish-Russian Literature: 1801-1953

An Anthology of Jewish-Russian Literature: 1801-1953

  • Author: Maxim Shrayer
  • Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
  • ISBN: 9780765605214
  • Category: History
  • Page: 1278
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Gathers stories, essays, memoirs, excerpts from novels, and poems by more than 130 Jewish writers who worked in the Russian language. This two-volume set is organized chronologically. The first volume spans the nineteenth century and the first part of the twentieth century. The second volume covers the period from the death of Stalin.

A Summer at Baden-Baden

A Summer at Baden-Baden

  • Author: Eugène Guinot
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Baden (Germany)
  • Page: 299
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An Anthology of Jewish-Russian Literature: Two Centuries of Dual Identity in Prose and Poetry

An Anthology of Jewish-Russian Literature: Two Centuries of Dual Identity in Prose and Poetry

Two Centuries of Dual Identity in Prose and Poetry

  • Author: Maxim D. Shrayer
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317476956
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 992
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This definitive anthology gathers stories, essays, memoirs, excerpts from novels, and poems by more than 130 Jewish writers of the past two centuries who worked in the Russian language. It features writers of the tsarist, Soviet, and post-Soviet periods, both in Russia and in the great emigrations, representing styles and artistic movements from Romantic to Postmodern. The authors include figures who are not widely known today, as well as writers of world renown. Most of the works appear here for the first time in English or in new translations. The editor of the anthology, Maxim D. Shrayer of Boston College, is a leading authority on Jewish-Russian literature. The selections were chosen not simply on the basis of the author's background, but because each work illuminates questions of Jewish history, status, and identity. Each author is profiled in an essay describing the personal, cultural, and historical circumstances in which the writer worked, and individual works or groups of works are headnoted to provide further context. The anthology not only showcases a wide selection of individual works but also offers an encyclopedic history of Jewish-Russian culture. This handsome two-volume set is organized chronologically. The first volume spans the nineteenth century and the first part of the twentieth century, and includes the editor's extensive introduction to the Jewish-Russian literary canon. The second volume covers the period from the death of Stalin to the present, and each volume includes a corresponding survey of Jewish-Russian history by John D. Klier of University College, London, as well as detailed bibliographies of historical and literary sources.

The Ridiculous Jew

The Ridiculous Jew

The Exploitation and Transformation of a Stereotype in Gogol, Turgenev, and Dostoevsky

  • Author: Gary Rosenshield
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • ISBN: 0804769850
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 264
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This book is a study devoted to exploring the use of a Russian version of the Jewish stereotype (the ridiculous Jew) in the works of three of the greatest writers of the nineteenth century. Rosenshield does not attempt to expose the stereotype—which was self-consciously and unashamedly employed. Rather, he examines how stereotypes are used to further the very different artistic, cultural, and ideological agendas of each writer. What distinguishes this book from others is that it explores the problems that arise when an ethnic stereotype is so fully incorporated into a work of art that it takes on a life of its own, often undermining the intentions of its author as well as many of the defining elements of the stereotype itself. With each these writers, the Jewish stereotype precipitates a literary transformation, taking their work into an uncomfortable space for the author and a challenging one for readers.

At the Same Time

At the Same Time

Essays and Speeches

  • Author: Susan Sontag
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • ISBN: 9781429922975
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 256
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"A writer is someone who pays attention to the world," Susan Sontag said in her 2003 acceptance speech for the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, and no one exemplified this definition more than she. Sontag's incisive intelligence, expressive brilliance, and deep curiosity about art, politics, and the writer's responsibility to bear witness have secured her place as one of the most important thinkers and writers of the twentieth century. At the Same Time gathers sixteen essays and addresses written in the last years of Sontag's life, when her work was being honored on the international stage, that reflect on the personally liberating nature of literature, her deepest commitment, and on political activism and resistance to injustice as an ethical duty. She considers the works of writers from the little-known Soviet novelist Leonid Tsypkin, who struggled and eventually succeeded in publishing his only book days before his death; to the greats, such as Nadine Gordimer, who enlarge our capacity for moral judgment. Sontag also fearlessly addresses the dilemmas of post-9/11 America, from the degradation of our political rhetoric to the appalling torture of prisoners in Abu Ghraib. At the Same Time, which includes a foreword by her son, David Rieff, is a passionate, compelling work from an American writer at the height of her powers, who always saw literature "as a passport to enter a larger life, the zone of freedom."

Fiction's Present

Fiction's Present

  • Author: R. M. Berry,Jeffrey R. Di Leo
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 079147920X
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 311
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Fiction writers and critics engage the aesthetic, political, philosophical, and cultural dimensions of contemporary fiction.

Richard Wagner and the Jews

Richard Wagner and the Jews

  • Author: Milton E. Brener
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 0786491388
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 343
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It is well known that Richard Wagner, the renowned and controversial 19th century composer, exhibited intense anti–Semitism. The evidence is everywhere in his writings as well as in conversations his second wife recorded in her diaries. In his infamous essay “Judaism in Music,” Wagner forever cemented his unpleasant reputation with his assertion that Jews were incapable of either creating or appreciating great art. Wagner’s close ties with many talented Jews, then, are surprising. Most writers have dismissed these connections as cynical manipulations and rank hypocrisy. Examination of the original sources, however, reveals something different: unmistakeable, undeniable empathy and friendship between Wagner and the Jews in his life. Indeed, the composer had warm relationships with numerous individual Jews. Two of them resided frequently over extended periods in his home. One of these, the rabbi’s son Hermann Levi, conducted Wagner’s final opera—Parsifal, based on Christian legend—at Wagner’s request; no one, Wagner declared, understood his work so well. Even in death his Jewish friends were by his side; two were among his twelve pallbearers. The contradictions between Wagner’s antipathy toward the amorphous entity “The Jews” and his genuine friendships with individual Jews are the subject of this book. Drawing on extensive sources in both German and English, including Wagner’s autobiography and diary and the diaries of his second wife, this comprehensive treatment of Wagner’s anti–Semitism is the first to place it in perspective with his life and work. Included in the text are portions of unpublished letters exchanged between Wagner and Hermann Levi. Altogether, the book reveals astonishing complexities in a man long known as much for his prejudice as for his epic contributions to opera.

Renaissance Theory

Renaissance Theory

  • Author: James Elkins,Robert Williams
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135902453
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 560
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Renaissance Theory presents an animated conversation among art historians about the optimal ways of conceptualizing Renaissance art, and the links between Renaissance art and contemporary art and theory. This is the first discussion of its kind, involving not only questions within Renaissance scholarship, but issues of concern to art historians and critics in all fields. Organized as a virtual roundtable discussion, the contributors discuss rifts and disagreements about how to understand the Renaissance and debate the principal texts and authors of the last thirty years who have sought to reconceptualize the period. They then turn to the issue of the relation between modern art and the Renaissance: Why do modern art historians and critics so seldom refer to the Renaissance? Is the Renaissance our indispensable heritage, or are we cut off from it by the revolution of modernism? The volume includes an introduction by Rebecca Zorach and two final, synoptic essays, as well as contributions from some of the most prominent thinkers on Renaissance art including Stephen Campbell, Michael Cole, Frederika Jakobs, Claire Farago, and Matt Kavaler.

The Sri Lankan Loxodrome

The Sri Lankan Loxodrome

  • Author: Will Alexander
  • Publisher: New Directions Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780811218290
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 101
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A volume of surrealist works by a Whiting Fellowship recipient follows a theme about the nature of an unwavering path and describes the voyage of a Sri Lankan sailor who beheads sea snakes on the Indian Ocean and encounters various African communities. Original.