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The Resource An early self : Jewish belonging in Romance literature, 1499-1627, Susanne Zepp ; translated by Insa Kummer

An early self : Jewish belonging in Romance literature, 1499-1627, Susanne Zepp ; translated by Insa Kummer

Label
An early self : Jewish belonging in Romance literature, 1499-1627
Title
An early self
Title remainder
Jewish belonging in Romance literature, 1499-1627
Statement of responsibility
Susanne Zepp ; translated by Insa Kummer
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
What role has Jewish intellectual culture played in the development of modern Romance literature? Susanne Zepp seeks to answer this question through an examination of five influential early modern texts written between 1499 and 1627: Fernando de Rojas's La Celestina, Leone Ebreo's Dialoghi d'amore, the anonymous tale Lazarillo de Tormes (the first picaresque novel), Montaigne's Essais, and the poetical renditions of the Bible by João Pinto Delgado. Forced to straddle two cultures and religions, these Iberian conversos (Jews who converted to Catholicism) prefigured the subjectivity which would come to characterize modernity. As "New Christians" in an intolerant world, these thinkers worked within the tensions of their historical context to question norms and dogmas. In the past, scholars have focused on the Jewish origins of such major figures in literature and philosophy. Through close readings of these texts, Zepp moves the debate away from the narrow question of the authors' origins to focus on the innovative ways these authors subverted and transcended traditional genres. She interprets the changes that took place in various literary genres and works of the period within the broader historical context of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, demonstrating the extent to which the development of early modern subjective consciousness and its expression in literary works can be explained in part as a universalization of originally Jewish experiences.--Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
CSt/DLC
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Zepp, Susanne
Dewey number
840.09
Index
index present
LC call number
PN812
LC item number
.Z4713 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Stanford studies in Jewish history and culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Romance-language literature
  • Romance-language literature
  • Jewish literature
  • Jewish literature
  • Judaism and literature
Label
An early self : Jewish belonging in Romance literature, 1499-1627, Susanne Zepp ; translated by Insa Kummer
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Publication
Note
"Original title: Herkunft und Textkultur : über jüdische Erfahrungswelten in romanischen Literaturen 1499-1627."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Skepticism and irony : La Celestina (1499) -- An aesthetics of love : Leone Ebreo's Dialoghi d'amore (1505-1535) -- Inquisition and conversion : El Lazarillo de Tormes (1554) -- Marranism and modernity : the meaning of form in Michel de Montaigne's Essais (1580-1588) -- Sacred text and poetic form : the poetry of João Pinto Delgado (1627) -- Conclusion : Marranic experience as a paradigm of the modern age
Control code
880237283
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9780804787451
Lccn
2014021453
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)880237283
Label
An early self : Jewish belonging in Romance literature, 1499-1627, Susanne Zepp ; translated by Insa Kummer
Publication
Note
"Original title: Herkunft und Textkultur : über jüdische Erfahrungswelten in romanischen Literaturen 1499-1627."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Skepticism and irony : La Celestina (1499) -- An aesthetics of love : Leone Ebreo's Dialoghi d'amore (1505-1535) -- Inquisition and conversion : El Lazarillo de Tormes (1554) -- Marranism and modernity : the meaning of form in Michel de Montaigne's Essais (1580-1588) -- Sacred text and poetic form : the poetry of João Pinto Delgado (1627) -- Conclusion : Marranic experience as a paradigm of the modern age
Control code
880237283
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9780804787451
Lccn
2014021453
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)880237283

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