By Vivian Liska
With contributions from a dozen American and ecu students, this quantity offers an outline of Jewish writing in post--World battle II Europe. awesome a stability among shut readings of person texts and basic surveys of bigger pursuits and underlying issues, the essays painting Jewish authors throughout Europe as writers and intellectuals of a number of affiliations and hybrid identities. aimed toward a common readership and guided by means of the belief of creating bridges throughout nationwide cultures, this booklet maps for English-speaking readers the productiveness and variety of Jewish writers and writing that has marked a revitalization of Jewish tradition in France, Germany, Austria, Italy, nice Britain, the Netherlands, Hungary, Poland, and Russia.
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I want things that are known and things that are named” (35). Later Christiane accuses him or, rather, “them,” the Jews, of “talking and talking,” of “always talking about Auschwitz” (159). Beyond its nonsacrosanct treatment of the past, this affirmation of everyday speech expresses an allegiance to the quotidian here and now and to a renewed lust for life that also manifests itself in the way contemporary Austrian Jewish authors relate to religious rituals and beliefs. This attitude manifests itself most strikingly in relation to one of the basic Jewish creeds, namely, the Secret Affinities 17 expected arrival of the Messiah.
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Contemporary Jewish Writing in Europe: A Guide (Jewish Literature and Culture) by Vivian Liska