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Jewish anxiety and the novels of Philip Roth / Brett Ashley Kaplan.

Publication | Not Digitized | Library Call Number: PS3568.O855 Z6956 2015

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    "Jewish Anxiety and the Novels of Philip Roth argues that Roth's novels teach us that Jewish anxiety stems not only from fear of victimization but also from fear of perpetration. It is impossible to think about Jewish victimization without thinking about the Holocaust; and it is impossible to think about the taboo question of Jewish perpetration without thinking about Israel. Roth's texts explore the Israel-Palestine question and the Holocaust with varying degrees of intensity but all his novels scrutinize perpetration and victimization through examining racism and sexism in America. Brett Ashley Kaplan uses Roth's novels as springboards to illuminate larger problems of victimization and perpetration; masculinity, femininity, and gender; racism and anti-Semitism. For if, as Kaplan argues, Jewish anxiety is not only about the fear of oppression, and we can begin to see how these anxieties function in terms of fears of perpetration, then perhaps we can begin to unpack the complicated dynamics around the line between the Holocaust and Israel-Palestine"-- Provided by publisher.

    "Uses Roth's novels as springboards to illuminate larger problematics of victimization, gender, racism and anti-Semitism"-- Provided by publisher.
    Format
    Book
    Author/Creator
    Kaplan, Brett Ashley.
    Published
    New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2015
    1502
    Contents
    Machine generated contents note:
    AcknowledgementsIntroductionChapter One: Jewish Anxiety: "Goodbye Columbus," "Eli, The Fanatic," and Portnoy's ComplaintChapter Two: Spectres of Roth: The Ghost Writer, Exit Ghost, and Zuckerman UnboundChapter Three: Double-Consciousness and the Jewish Heart of Darkness: The Counterlife and Operation Shylock Chapter Four: The American Berserk: Sabbath's Theater and American Pastoral Chapter Five: Playing it Any Way You Like: The Human StainChapter Six: Counterfactual Terror: The Plot Against AmericaConclusion: What we talk about when we talk about Anne FrankBibliographyIndex.
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    Includes bibliographical references and index.
    Machine generated contents note: -- AcknowledgementsIntroductionChapter One: Jewish Anxiety: "Goodbye Columbus," "Eli, The Fanatic," and Portnoy's ComplaintChapter Two: Spectres of Roth: The Ghost Writer, Exit Ghost, and Zuckerman UnboundChapter Three: Double-Consciousness and the Jewish Heart of Darkness: The Counterlife and Operation Shylock Chapter Four: The American Berserk: Sabbath's Theater and American Pastoral Chapter Five: Playing it Any Way You Like: The Human StainChapter Six: Counterfactual Terror: The Plot Against AmericaConclusion: What we talk about when we talk about Anne FrankBibliographyIndex.

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    9781623562946
    1623562945 (hardback)
    Physical Description
    204 pages cm

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